Meridiana Takes You to Moldova
There really do seem to be more low cost carriers in Europe than you can shake a stick at, if stick shaking is your thing. Curiously, we came across yet another while researching how to fly into creepy Moldova, and that's Italian-based LCC Meridiana.
The airline has been around in one form or another since 1963, originally founded by the Aga Khan to encourage people to visit Sardinia. Since 1991 it's been known as Meridiana and flies a lot of internal routes around Italy, as well as a few interesting side trips to places like Chisinau in Moldova, plus the usual Western European suspects of Paris, Amsterdam, London and Barcelona.
Current all-inclusive fares start at 27 ($40) for short hops like Cagliari to Olbia (both on Sardinia) while Milan to Chisinau will set you back 92 ($135). That's a relatively small price to pay to discover whether or not it's worth visiting the nation of Moldova.