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.

Ryanair mulls onboard intranet 
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Alitalia 777
Alitalia stresses importance of airberlin partnership
Italian flag carrier Alitalia is tapping its relationship with Etihad equity partner airberlin to strengthen its historically weak northern network.
WOW Air to take five A320-family aircraft from Air Lease Corp.
Icelandic budget carrier WOW Air is to add three Airbus A321-200s, one A321-200neo and one A320-200neo to its fleet, sourced from Air Lease Corp. (ALC).
Aurigny orders a second Dornier 228
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Etihad Airways Group raises another $500 million
Etihad Airways Group and its partner airlines have raised $500 million in fresh financing, which will be used for capital expenditure, fleet investments and refinancing.
Ryanair tails
Ryanair hits load factor ceiling 1
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary believes it will be difficult to increase his airline’s load factor above 93%, which it achieved in its 2015-16 financial year.
FedEx acquires TNT Express
US-based FedEx Corp. completed its €4.4 billion ($4.9 billion) acquisition of Dutch TNT Express on May 24.
Attitude Adjustment 
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Ireland’s ASL Aviation acquires TNT Express’ airlines
Dublin-based ASL Aviation Group has acquired two cargo airlines owned by the Dutch TNT Express, which is also being acquired by US-based FedEx.
Norwegian to take eight more Boeing 737 MAXs, two 787s 1
Low-cost carrier Norwegian has firmed up eight Boeing 737 MAX 8 purchase options and agreed to lease two more 787-9s.
Ryanair likely to firm all 100 Boeing 737 MAX options 
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has said the Irish budget carrier is likely to firm all of its Boeing 737 MAX options to fuel its growth beyond 2023.
Ryanair full-year net profits up 43%
Irish budget carrier Ryanair reported a full-year net income of €1.24 billion ($1.35 billion), up 43% from a €867 million profit in the year-ago period.
Alitalia mulls more long-haul aircraft
Etihad Aviation Group president and CEO James Hogan believes there is potential for equity partner Alitalia to grow to 40 long-haul aircraft from its current fleet of 24.
Alitalia still assessing relations with Air France-KLM
Etihad Airways equity partner Alitalia is still considering the future of its long-term partnership with Air France-KLM, which is slated to end in January 2017.
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