Wizz Air is suspending all flights to and from Chisinau from 14 March. Photograph: Inquam Photos/Reuters
BBC: Wizz Air to suspend Moldova flights over airspace safety
Wizz Air says it will suspend all flights to the Moldovan capital Chisinau from 14 March due to concerns about the safety of its airspace.
A Russian missile was fired over Moldovan airspace earlier this month.
Moldova’s civil aviation authority called the airline’s decision sudden and regrettable.
Moldova is one of Europe’s poorest economies and has been heavily exposed to the war in Ukraine.
The airline said: “Safety of the passengers and crew remain Wizz Air’s number one priority…
“Following the recent developments in Moldova and the elevated, but not imminent, risk in the country’s airspace, Wizz Air has made the difficult but responsible decision to suspend all flights to Chisinau from 14 March.”
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Update #1: Wizz Air to suspend Moldova flights, citing security (Reuters)
Update #2: Wizz Air to suspend Moldova flights due to security fears (The Guardian)
WNU Editor: It looks like Wizz Air has made the calculation that a Ukrainian invasion and seizure of Transistria is going to happen in the coming weeks.