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 737-800
Ryanair abandons plans to acquire a Cypriot AOC 
Ryanair is no longer looking to secure a Cypriot air operator’s certificate (AOC) following its failed bid for now-defunct Cyprus Airways.
Irish parliament approves Aer Lingus share sale 
The lower house of the Irish Parliament, Dáil Éireann, has given the Irish government the green light to sell its stake in Aer Lingus to International Airlines Group (IAG).
L-3 Communications acquires CTC Aviation for $220 million
L-3 Communications has acquired UK- headquartered crew specialist CTC Aviation Group, which will now be known as L-3 CTC, for £143 million ($220 million).
SAS A340-300
SAS Norwegian pilots end strike, agree on new labor deal
SAS Scandinavian Airlines has agreed a new one-year collective bargaining agreement with Norwegian pilots’ union NSF, back-dated to April 1, ending seven days of strike action.
Still in the Works
Every five years, a new European Commission and Parliament are elected. That five year rotation happened last year, meaning the new European leadership team for 2014-19 is preparing for action and that has important implications for Europe’s air transport industry.
Aer Lingus A330-300
IAG wins Irish government backing for Aer Lingus offer
International Airlines Group (IAG) will make a €1.4 billion ($1.5 billion) formal takeover bid for Aer Lingus, after winning crucial backing from the government of Ireland and the carrier’s board.
Ryanair 737-800
Ryanair eyes $1 billion profit in 2015-16 
Ryanair has told the market it expects to generate a €940-€970 million ($1-$1.1 billion) in 2015-16, 10% up on the performance just posted for 2014-15.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair waits on formal IAG offer for Aer Lingus 
Ryanair is remaining tight-lipped on whether it is willing to sell its 29.8% Aer Lingus stake to International Airlines Group (IAG).
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Ryanair net profit up 66% in 2014-15
Irish budget carrier Ryanair has posted a 15% net profit margin for 2014-15, after generating €867 million ($944.5 million) in net income, up 66% from €523 million in the prior year.
Wizz Air A320 in new livery
Wizz Air adds second Hungarian base
Central European budget carrier Wizz Air plans to locate its 22nd base in Debrecen, Hungary, opening with a single Airbus A320 and three new routes on Dec. 16.
Air France Boeing 737-300
Air France threatens regional hubs closure
Air France has warned it may close its Toulouse, Marseille and Nice regional bases if its unions do not agree to substantially scaled down operations from the three airports.
Investment firm to buy Worldwide Flight Services
Cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is being acquired by global investment firm Platinum Equity from its former owners, LBO France.
Alitalia A320
Alitalia to end Air France-KLM partnership in 2017 1
Etihad Airways equity partner Alitalia will not renew its long-standing agreements with Air France-KLM when they come up for renewal in January 2017, saying the relationship is imbalanced.
Lessor DP Aircraft I to buy two more 787s
Guernsey-based lessor DP Aircraft I has confirmed plans to acquire a pair of Boeing 787-8s that are currently owned by AerCap and leased to Thai Airways.
Fastjet A319
Fastjet to add Airbus A319s
African low-cost carrier Fastjet will to add “a number” of aircraft to its fleet this year, starting with an initial Airbus A319 on lease from ICBC International Leasing Co.

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