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.

Scandinavian Airlines A320neo
SAS swings to a full-year net profit on strategy shift 
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has posted a SEK1.1 billion ($130 million) net income for its full 2016-17 financial year, marking a dramatic improvement from the SEK1.3 billion net loss it posted in 2015-16.
UK eases large electronics ban
The UK will now allow large electronic items in the cabin on the majority of flights from Turkey and Tunisia, relaxing restrictions imposed on security grounds earlier this year.
Norwegian Boeing 787-8
Norwegian acquires 28 weekly slots at Gatwick
Rapidly growing LCC Norwegian has acquired 28 weekly slots at London Gatwick Airport from Lithuanian leisure carrier Small Planet Airlines.
Aigle Azur A330-200
Aigle Azur to branch into long-haul with A330 order
French leisure airline Aigle Azur has placed an order for two Airbus A330-200s, which it will use to launch long-haul flights.
EU, Tunisia close in on aviation agreement 
The European Union (EU) and Tunisia have agreed the terms for a new aviation agreement, which is expected to grow annual traffic by up to 13% per year when it is finalized.
European Commission confirms Brexit implications
The European Commission Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport has confirmed the ramifications of the UK’s exit from the European Union (Brexit) on air transport.
British Airways Boeing 777-200
British Airways readjusts its pension schemes 
UK carrier British Airways (BA) has taken further steps to manage its pension liabilities by closing two old schemes to further contributions and opening a new plan.
Rolls-Royce wins approval for ITP acquisition
Rolls-Royce has secured the authorizations it needs to acquire the remaining 53.1% of Industria de Turbo Propulsores (ITP) from Spanish engineering and construction firm Sener Grupo de Ingeniería.
Etihad introduces buy-on-board refreshments
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways will continue offering complimentary meals in economy class, but is to add buy-on-board drinks, snacks and amenity kits as the airline continues to experiment with new products.
PA Consulting acquires aviation specialist Nyras
UK-headquartered consultancy firm PA Consulting Group has acquired aviation consultancy specialist Nyras for an undisclosed sum.
Level to use OpenSkies’ French AOC 
International Airlines Group (IAG) long-haul LCC Level will take over the French air operator’s certificate (AOC) of premium carrier OpenSkies, when Level starts operating from Paris Orly in July 2018.
Air Austral and Air Madagascar close equity JV
Reunion-based Air Austral has closed its acquisition of 49% of Air Madagascar, cementing a strategic partnership between the two airlines and kicking off Air Madagascar’s turnaround.
Air France announces seven more routes for Joon
New Air France airline Joon is to open seven routes in spring 2018, including its first longer routes to Cairo (Egypt), Cape Town (South Africa) and Tehran (Iran).
Avior Airlines joins EU blacklist in latest update ​
Venezuelan carrier Avior Airlines has been added to the list of airlines that are banned from the European Union (EU) in the latest update of the EU Air Safety List, which is more commonly known as the EU blacklist.
British Airways A319
IAG to acquire Gatwick slots from Monarch Airlines 
British Airways (BA) parent International Airlines Group (IAG) is to acquire insolvent UK leisure carrier Monarch Airline’s London Gatwick slot portfolio, the two companies have confirmed.
Blogs & Commentary
Dec 16, 2017

Time is fast running out to prevent a Brexit aviation crisis

With every ticking minute towards the day when the UK exits the European Union (EU), anxiety is growing among those in the airline industry about when replacement agreements will be secured to ensure uninterrupted commercial air traffic in and out of the UK....More
Dec 15, 2017

Editorial: Gulf Open Skies decision is right call

Despite a renewed campaign against the hub Gulf carriers, the three US major airlines ended the year with essentially nothing gained....More
Dec 12, 2017

Customer service lessons for British Airways, Heathrow and all airlines

A final update on my journey out of the London Heathrow chaos, along with a few takeaways that the incident made me think about, not just for the airline and airport directly involved, but for the wider industry....More
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