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.

ERA seeks increase to pilot retirement age
Regional airline lobby group European Regions Airline Association (ERA) wants to increase the pilot retirement age cap beyond 65, using case study work that is being performed by member carrier ASL Airlines Hungary.
Ryanair ups competition in Europe with LaudaMotion deal
Ryanair has entered an agreement to take a 24.9% stake in Niki Lauda’s new Austrian carrier, LaudaMotion, with a plan to grow ownership to 75%.
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9
Virgin Atlantic posts 2017 net loss on operational, economic challenges 
UK company Virgin Atlantic Group posted a £48.5 million ($67.6 million) net loss for 2017, reversed from a £187.3 million net profit for the year-ago period.
Pilot union signs protocol to unite Ryanair’s European pilots
The European Cockpit Association (ECA), which indirectly represents over 38,000 pilots across Europe, has signed a protocol, which it says will give pilots at Irish LCC Ryanair a pan-European voice.
ICAO secretary general Fang Liu
ICAO reappoints secretary general for a second term
ICAO has extended secretary general Fang Liu’s mandate for a second three-year term, building on her initial appointment that started on Aug. 1, 2015.
Rendering of 737 MAX 10 in BOC Aviation livery
BOC Aviation eyes expansion as 2017 net profit up 40%
Singapore-headquartered lessor BOC Aviation has announced a record $587 million net profit for the full year ended Dec. 31, 2017, marking a 40% increase on the prior year.
Level Airbus A330-200
IAG board backs ambitious Level growth
International Airlines Group (IAG) CEO Willie Walsh has said the board is keen to pursue the more ambitious of two possible plans for long-haul LCC Level.
Premium economy seats
Austrian Airlines completes premium economy roll-out
Lufthansa Group subsidiary Austrian Airlines has finished installing premium economy seats on its 11 long-haul aircraft, as part of a €15 million ($18.5 million) investment.
Spohr: Privatization of Europe’s major airports was a mistake 
Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr has spoken out against Europe’s airports, saying that privatization was a “big mistake.”
Embraer rolls out first production E2 in Wideroe livery
Embraer’s first production E190-E2, painted in the livery of Norwegian regional launch customer Wideroe, left the assembly line March 12 and is slated for delivery April 4.
Shell executive Dick Benschop named as Schiphol Group CEO
Former Royal Dutch Shell executive Dick Benschop has been named as the next president and CEO of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport operator Royal Schiphol Group.
Video: Virgin Atlantic CEO Craig Kreeger explains new economy offerings
US-Bangla Bombardier Q400 crashes on landing in Nepal
A Bombardier Q400, operated by Bangladeshi airline US-Bangla, crashed on landing at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on March 12.
Virgin Atlantic rolls out competitive response to long-haul LCCs 
Virgin Atlantic plans to offer hand luggage-only economy fares and remove six seats from its Boeing 787s for an extra-legroom product as a response to increased competition from long-haul LCCs like Norwegian.
Virgin Atlantic cancels its Airbus A380s
UK long-haul carrier Virgin Atlantic has cancelled the six Airbus A380s that it originally ordered in 2001.
Blogs & Commentary
Mar 20, 2018

O’Leary’s winning hand with Lauda

Michael O’Leary must have played a lot of Risk as a boy. And he frequently won, judging by how he played his hand over LaudaMotion, a prize that was keenly sought by Lufthansa and British Airways owner IAG....More
Mar 9, 2018

The airline industry’s glass ceiling

Today is National Women’s Day. I’m not typically one of those who lauds achievements purely based on the gender of those who achieved, but a vexing question remains: why are there still so few women running airlines?...More
Mar 2, 2018

Delta CEO takes the high road

Delta Air Lines has withdrawn its discount offer for members of the US National Rifle Association (NRA) following the mass shooting in February at a Florida school that left 17 students and staff dead....More
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