On 26 June 2012, the Republic of Moldova and the European Union signed a comprehensive air services agreement in the framework of a meeting of the EU-Moldova Cooperation Council in Brussels.
This agreement will open up and integrate the respective markets, strengthen cooperation and offer new opportunities for consumers and airlines. The Republic of Moldova and the EU will develop this "Common Aviation Area" based on common rules in important areas such as aviation safety and security. This way, Moldova will become a full partner of the EU in aviation by harmonising its legislation with European rules.
A horizontal air service agreement between the EU and the Republic of Moldova entered into force on 25 February 2008.
The agreement removed nationality restrictions in the bilateral air services agreements between EU Member States and the Republic of Moldova. Thereby, it allows any EU airline to operate flights between the Republic of Moldova and any EU Member State where it is established and where a bilateral agreement with Moldova exists and traffic rights are available.