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.

WOW Air A330-300
WOW Air issues bonds ahead of IPO 
Icelandic LCC WOW Air has closed a €60 million ($70.4 million) bonds issue and started preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) within the next 12 to 18 months.
KLM Boeing 787-9
KLM cuts two African routes to add Las Vegas service
Dutch SkyTeam carrier KLM will stop services to Freetown in Sierra Leone and Monrovia in Liberia from summer 2019, freeing up capacity for 3X-weekly flights between Amsterdam and Las Vegas.
Lessor Goshawk completes 51-aircraft acquisition
Aircraft lessor Goshawk Aviation has completed the acquisition of Sky Leasing’s Irish subsidiary, Sky Aviation Leasing International (SALI), adding 51 aircraft to its portfolio.
Wizz Air Airbus A321
Wizz Air to close Poznan base in Polish reshuffle
Central and Eastern European LCC Wizz Air has announced plans to close its base at Poznan in Poland, although it will grow its other Polish operations by adding a seventh aircraft at Gdansk and upgrading Warsaw to an all-Airbus A321 fleet.
Small Planet Airlines A320
Small Planet’s German airline to restructure after insolvency
The German airline of Lithuania’s Small Planet Group has launched insolvency proceedings, but the company said it has permission to continue German and Dutch flight operations while it restructures.
Ryanair partners to form Cork-based pilot-training academy
Irish LCC Ryanair has formed a cadet-pilot training partnership with Cork-based flying school Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA), which will train up to 450 Ryanair pilots over the coming five years.
Air Seychelles promotes Remco Althuis to CEO
Air Seychelles has named Remco Althuis as its new CEO, a promotion from the interim role he has held for the past eight months.
Air Lease CEO: Boeing considers NMA engine options 
Air Lease Corp. (ALC) executive chairman Steven Udvar-Házy said Boeing is carefully weighing engine options for the US manufacturer’s new mid-market aircraft (NMA)—dubbed the 797—with a potential go-ahead for the program expected in mid-2019.
TUI fly Boeing 737-800
TUI Group to axe Malmö, Helsinki and Oslo bases
Leisure travel group TUI is closing aircraft bases at Helsinki (Finland), Malmö (Sweden) and Oslo (Norway), and instead turning to external capacity from LCC Norwegian and Danish charter carrier Jet Time.
Air Greenland ownership under discussion
The Greenland government is looking to increase its stake in Air Greenland by acquiring two separate sets of shares, owned by the Danish government and SAS Scandinavian Airlines.
AirBaltic A220-300 (formerly Bombardier CS300)
AirBaltic CEO sees long-haul opportunity from Riga 
Latvian carrier airBaltic has put together a business plan for long-haul flights from the Baltics, but it would rather support another airline than launch flights itself.
Flyadeal Airbus A320
Saudi LCC flyadeal nears decision on 50-aircraft RFP 
Saudi Arabian LCC flyadeal is within a few weeks of deciding its future narrowbody fleet, with Airbus and Boeing in the running for a 50-aircraft order.
Video: JetBlue Technology Ventures president Bonny Simi on finding and backing the right technology startups
JetBlue Technology Ventures president Bonny Simi shares her views on finding and backing the right technology startups with ATW’s Victoria Moores.
Dubai Airports CEO predicts ‘complete reimagining’ of airport model
Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths believes aviation growth will be constrained unless airports decentralize and take the pain out of passenger processes.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair scraps plan to cut Dublin fleet after pilot vote
Ryanair said it would not cut its Dublin-based fleet this winter after the Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association (IALPA) voted to accept a collective agreement, bringing to a close weeks of tense negotiations and a series of strikes.
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