Stansted Airport’s fire service provided a traditional water arch salute to welcome arriving passengers, who were also handed complimentary first class Stansted Express tickets as they disembarked; and passengers waiting to board the flight to Moldova were treated to celebratory cake at the gate.
Speaking about the airline’s move back to Stansted, Iulian Scorpan CEO of Air Moldova said:
“This move to Stansted has given us the opportunity to double the frequency of flights we operate to London and I was so excited to be moving our UK flight operations from Gatwick that I decided to captain the inaugural flight myself. Direct connections to London are an important part of our business and this new twice weekly service to Stansted is already proving popular.
“Air Moldova’s business class passengers will also benefit from fast track at security and complimentary access to the No1 Traveller lounge at Stansted so I’m thrilled to finally touchdown and launch this new connection.”
Air Moldova is the first new airline to join Stansted’s network since M.A.G took ownership in February and welcoming the airline’s inaugural arrival was Operations Director, Martin Lyall, who said:
“We have ambitious plans under M.A.G ownership to attract new airlines and expand the scope of destinations on our network so I’m delighted to welcome Captain Scorpan and Air Moldova to Stansted and mark the arrival of the first new airline to join us in this exciting new era.”
Fares from Stansted to Chisinau start at just £105 economy and £356 in business class. For further information and flight reservations visit www.airmoldova.md.