Today Air Moldova integrated its first Airbus aircraft into its fleet

20 September 2003 Press Release

 Today Air Moldova integrated its first Airbus aircraft into its fleet, a single-aisle A320, joining some 200 operators of Airbus aircraft worldwide. The Moldavian flag carrier, which is the fifth airline to select the A320 in the CIS, plans to receive a second aircraft of this type next year. Both aircraft will be operated under an operational lease agreement.

Air Moldova?s A320 offers a spacious, comfortable and flexible two class layout, which can accommodate up to 144 passengers. The cabin features two rows of fixed business class seats (8 seats), five rows of convertible seats (20 seats business or 30 seats economy) and 106 fixed economy seats. The aircraft is powered by CFM56-5 engines from CFM International. Air Moldova plans to use the aircraft on its international routes from Chisinau to major European cities including Amsterdam, Paris and Rome.

Airbus? A320 Family features the most modern design and the widest and most comfortable cabin. It is thus a firm favourite with passengers, invariably coming top in independent surveys, as well as consistently leading in financial and operator polls.

It has great economics, low maintenance costs, a transcontinental range and a proven worth as an excellent financial investment. The best?selling Airbus A320 Family comes in four different sizes - the 107-seat A318, 124-seat A319, 150-seat A320 and 185-seat A321. All of them share the same airframe ? only the fuselage lengths are different ? plus the same cockpits, systems and handling qualities, delivering unmatched commonality and savings to airlines.

Firm orders for the best-selling A320 family now exceed 3,000, more than 2,000 of which have been delivered to more than 110 operators around the world. More than 100 European airlines, including the majority of flag carriers currently operate some 1,150 Airbus aircraft.A leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive product line on the market, Airbus is a global company with design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK and Spain as well as subsidiaries in the U.S., China and Japan. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is an EADS joint Company with BAE SYSTEMS

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