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Cheap Flights to Moldova

Republic of Moldova, or Moldova, is a landlocked country in the east of Europe, between Romania and Ukraine to its west; north, east, and south; respectively. The country’s name, Moldova, came from the Moldova River. The country is a parliamentary republic, and is a member state of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the World Trade Organization, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, among others. Moldova also aspires to be a part of the European Union. The country’s proximity to the Black Sea gives its mild and sunny climate. Temperatures during the summers average at around 20 degrees Celsius or 68 degrees Fahrenheit, with winter temperatures averaging at -4 degrees Celsius or 25 degrees Fahrenheit.

What to see & do

Moldova features places such as Chișinău, Transdniestr, Tiraspol, Bendery, Cricova, Soroca, Gagauzia, Orheiul Vechi, Cojuşna, and Mileştii Mici, among others. Sights to be seen when in the country of Moldova include Pushkin Museum, Tighina Fortress, Kvint Factory, National Ethnographic & Nature Museum, and Tiraspol National United Museum, to name a few. Pushkin Museum was named after Alexander Pushkin, Russia’s national poet. On the grounds of the museum, he was exiled for three years from 1820 to 1823. When within the grounds, Pushkin wrote ‘The Prisoner of the Caucasus’, along with his other classics. What interests visitors is the view to Pushkin’s tiny cottage, fully furnished with all the original items and belongings. Also within the grounds is a three-room literary museum which documents Pushkin’s life. Tighina Fortress, on the other hand, is Bendery, Moldova’s main sight; it was built in the 1530s. It can be toured via private car or trolleybus, since it’s quite a walk from the town center. Kvint Factory is located in Tiraspol, but is one of Transdniestr’s pride and joys; it is the factory of Moldova’s finest brandies. There are tasting tours available within the grounds.

How to get around

Most of Moldova can be explored through its most reliable and extensive domestic transportation service, the bus. The main transportation hub within Moldova is Chisinau. There are around three bus stations that serve all cities and towns in Moldova. Among the buses or rides to be found in the country include small minibuses that seat around 15 people, larger buses that are safer but travel at a slower rate, and the trolleybuses. When paying the fare, most of the time there are conductresses that collect the fare and then issue tickets.

How to get there

The Chișinău International Airport is the sole international air gateway into and out of Moldova. As the country’s main international airport, Chișinău International Airport serves as hub for Air Moldova, and Tandem Aero. The airport serves with a concrete runway that spans around 3,600 meters or approximately 11,700 feet. Airlines that operate flights to destinations such as Moscow, Athens, Barcelona, Dublin, Frankfurt, Sochi, Rome, Vienna, Warsaw, Munich, Milan, Verona, Bucharest, Istanbul, Kiev, and Bergamo, to name a few, via airlines such as Aeroflot, airBaltic, Air Moldova, Austrian Airlines, Austrian Airlines operated by Tyrolean Airways, Eurolot, flydubai, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine, Medidiana, S7 Airlines, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, UTair Aviation, and Wizz Air.

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