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EU Ambassador Visits Marculesti International Airport



CHISINAU, July 9, 2012 — Minister of Defense Vitalie Marinuta and Dirk Schuebel, Head of European Union Delegation to the Republic of Moldova, made a familiarization visit to Marculesti International Airport State-Owned Enterprise, founded by the Ministry of Defense.

After familiarizing with the Marculesti Airport’s infrastructure and development programs, Dirk Schuebel stated there are real chances to develop the free economic zone of the Marculesti International Airport and provide a wide range of services for operating low-cost flights. Yet, partners are needed to make some investments in this respect. “I got acquainted with the AIM’s development projects and the prospects of the free economic area and I believe it is my duty to inform my European colleagues on the development perspectives of this airport,” the head of the European Union Delegation to Moldova said.

Moldovan Defence Minister Vitalie Marinuta said that the visit’s goal was to familiarize Ambassador Dirk Schuebel with the infrastructure and development plans of the free economic zone of Marculesti International Airport. “We hope that this airport will develop and provide different services, including low-cost flights, which will boost the economic development in many other free economic areas,” Marinuta said.

Minister of Defense Vitalie Marinuta specified the visit was intended to familiarize EU Ambassador Dirk Schuebel with the infrastructure and the development plans of Free Economic Area of Marculesti International Airport. “We hope this airport will develop and provide different kind of services, including low-cost flights, meant to enhance the economic development in many other free economic areas,” Marinuta said.

Marculesti International Airport SOE currently holds the Air Operator and Airfield Operator Certificates, PART-145 technical support certificate, license for Robinson Service Center. Moreover, it was certified to work as an international airport.


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