More than 75 thousand citizens have still not been able to return the money for tickets for “Air Moldova” flights canceled last year, said Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development Andrei Spinu in a program on PRO TV.
The minister said that in the coming weeks, MPs will register a bill that would oblige a group of creditors to be among the first to return money to passengers.
“The Civil Aviation Authority has asked the department to allow refunds to those who bought tickets with a card. We have been discussing with the Parliament about registering a draft law, according to which we undertake that during the restructuring process, passengers should be the first to benefit,” Andrei Spinu explained.
At the same time, Andrei Spinu said that Air Moldova’s debts amounted to about two billion lei by the end of last year.
Last year, “Air Moldova” continued to cancel flights since the end of February. Since April, the company’s accounts have been blocked due to debts, and it cannot pay salaries to employees, services of the Chisinau International Airport, and debts to service providers and passengers.
In May, Air Moldova applied to the court for permission to conduct an “accelerated restructuring” of the company to overcome financial difficulties and avoid bankruptcy. The restructuring will allow the company to attract $50 million in investment.