Yakovlev Yak-42D ER-YCA (c/n 452042430617) at Amsterdam IAP in Feb.2003.
Air Moldova International is a
sister company of Air Moldova, which operates with a fleet mainly consisting of various Antonov prop transports and Tupolev 134s; two Yak-42s, ER-YCA and ER-YCB, are used by Air Moldova Int'l on international routes.
In February 2009 I received a factual correction from Jochen Saur:
"Your information about Air Moldova (AM) and Air Moldova International (AMI) is wrong: AM and AMI were always completely different companies, AMI was NEVER a sistercompany of AM.
AM is a government controlled company and AMI was a completely privately run company.
In, I think, 2002 AM wanted the rights from AMI for the very profitable route KIV-FRA-KIV and forced AMI out of business.
Finally AMI gave the rights to AM but the German government subsequently refused to give the landing rights to AM because an owner of AMI (Unistar Germany) complained with the German government.
So AM switched to AMS, hoping to find Moldovians living in Germany flying fom AMS to KIV. This was never profitable - AM always lost money on these legs. This forced AM to make a compromise - now Cirrus Air Germany has rights for FRA-KIV-FRA as well, and it has sold this rights temporarily to AM...
In 2008 the international court decided that Moldova had to pay Unistar Germany a compensation of 6.7 million Euros because it was unlawfull what the representative of Moldova did against AMI."
[Sources: www.allmoldova.com, European Court of Human Rights, dec.2008]
Air Moldova has leased this former Airbus A320-200 ER-AXV (c/n 622) for use on international routes from its homebase Chisinau, to major European cities. Destinations include include Paris, Rome and as seen here on 09Nov03, Amsterdam. The lease started in Sep03 and introduced this lively colourscheme.
JP Airline Fleets 2002
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