Victoria Moores

European Editor/Bureau Chief,
Air Transport World

Victoria Moores joined Air Transport World as the new London-based European Editor/Bureau Chief on 18 June 2012. Victoria has 15 years’ aviation industry experience, spanning airline ground operations, analytical, journalism and communications roles.

Victoria began her aviation career in 1997, working in airline ground operations in the UK and Belgium for British Midland International. She returned to the UK in late 2001 and took on the role of operations analyst for Bombardier Flexjet Europe, gaining experience in the business aviation sector.

In 2003, she joined Reed Business Information as an aviation journalist for its Flightglobal titles. After six years writing for newswire Air Transport Intelligence, Victoria became Features Editor of Airline Business magazine in spring 2009.

Most recently Victoria was General Manager Communications for the Association of European Airlines (AEA), an industry body which represents the interests of 34 major European network carriers. In this role, she was responsible for directing the association’s media relations strategy.

Victoria holds an Air Transport MSc from Cranfield University and a business degree from The University of Derby.

Aviation services consolidation deals start off 2019
Two deals have kicked off aviation services consolidation in 2019, with Danish freight-forwarder DSV launching a bid for Swiss rival Panalpina, and Menzies Aviation securing approval to acquire UK ground handler Airline Services.
Airports operator Swedavia to cut 125 jobs as growth slows
Swedish airports operator Swedavia has announced plans to cut 125 jobs as part of a restructuring, triggered by slower passenger growth.
Air Lease Corp. to raise $700 million for aircraft purchases
US lessor Air Lease Corp. (ALC) will raise $700 million through a public offering, which may be used for commercial aircraft purchases.
Emirates, flydubai expand strategic partnership
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Ryanair Holidays business to close
Irish LCC Ryanair is discontinuing its Ryanair Holidays business, which packaged flight and hotels, just two years after the service was launched.
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Indigo to initially take 49% stake in Wow Air
Icelandic LCC WOW Air has disclosed that US private equity firm Indigo Partners is looking at an initial 49% investment, although this could be increased at a later date.
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Air France, ground handling staff ink pay deal
Air France-KLM CEO Benjamin Smith has said a fresh pay deal, signed by Air France and its ground handling staff, further demonstrates improved labor relations at the French carrier.
TUI investigates incident of passengers flown without seats
TUI Group’s UK airline has launched an investigation into an incident in which three passengers with paid tickets, seat assignments and boarding passes had to sit on the aircraft floor because their seats did not exist.
Flybe, Vueling agree to $5.8 million London Gatwick-slot transaction 
UK regional carrier Flybe plans to raise £4.5 million ($5.8 million) from a London Gatwick Airport slot deal with Spanish LCC Vueling, boosting the Exeter-based airline’s funds immediately after announcing a change of ownership.
Aircraft Briefs-Dec. 20, 2018 
Aircraft Briefs-Dec. 20, 2018
Republic Airways firms order for 100 E175s 
US regional airline Republic Airways has finalized an order for 100 Embraer E175s, and taken purchase rights on a further 100, building on a letter of intent (LOI) that was first announced at the Farnborough Air Show in July.
Budapest Airport secures $226 million loan 
Hungary’s Budapest Airport has secured a €200 million ($226 million) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to fund a terminal expansion project, as it pushes ahead with a new Asian growth strategy.
signing ceremony
Air Austral, Air Madagascar & Kenya Airways finalize partnership 
Indian Ocean carriers Air Austral and Air Madagascar have signed a “privileged partnership agreement” with Kenya Airways, firming up an MOU that was formed between the three airlines in July.
Alitalia buys back ownership of frequent flyer program 
Alitalia has bought back a 75% stake in its MilleMiglia frequent flyer program (FFP) from Etihad Airways, returning the Italian carrier to 100% ownership of its loyalty scheme.
Virgin Atlantic continues to review Flybe takeover 
UK long-haul carrier Virgin Atlantic is continuing to evaluate a possible takeover of UK regional airline Flybe, although a deal is yet to be struck.UK long-haul carrier Virgin Atlantic is continuing to evaluate a possible takeover of UK regional airline Flybe, although a deal has not yet been reached.
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