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.

EasyJet reiterates interest in London Heathrow Airport
UK LCC easyJet has again voiced its support for London’s Heathrow Airport expansion, arguing that increased capacity could open the way for low-cost carriers to fly from the London hub.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair to open London Southend base
Irish LCC Ryanair will base three aircraft at London Southend Airport, which is located 40 miles to the east of the city.
Volotea Airbus A319
Five investors take shares in Spanish LCC Volotea
Five equity investors have taken stakes in Spanish LCC Volotea, replacing founding shareholders CCMP and Corpfin.
FLEET uses automated-guided vehicles that each carry and sort one bag.
Rotterdam to trial autonomous-vehicle bag system 
Rotterdam The Hague Airport in the Netherlands will trial a new autonomous-vehicle baggage sorting system, named FLEET, which is being developed by Dutch logistics-automation company Vanderlande.
EU approves sale of 49% of London Luton Airport
The European Commission (EC) has given the green light for UK global investment manager AMP Capital Investors and Spanish airports operator Aena Internacional to acquire joint control of London Luton Airport.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair, Unite agree to UK cabin crew representation
Irish LCC Ryanair has inked its second cabin crew union agreement, recognizing the UK’s Unite the union, where 25% of the airline’s fleet is based.
Rendering of Boeing 737 MAX 8 in SMBC Aviation Capital livery.
Lessor SMBC pushes ahead with fleet transition after record profit 
Ireland-based aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital has posted a $319.4 million full-year profit and aims to transition the majority of its fleet to new-technology aircraft by the mid-2020s.
JetBlue Airbus A320
JetBlue seeks partners for innovation network
US LCC JetBlue Airways is looking to team up with other players throughout the travel journey to offer a joint platform for innovation tests.
Lufthansa Airbus A320neo
Lufthansa warns on airport capacity crunch
Tensions between increasing passenger numbers and limited airport expansion will lead to airport-based services being further decentralized, according to Lufthansa Group senior director-product management ground & digital services Bjorn Becker.
Dublin Airports chief flags areas for change 
Dublin Airport operator DAA CEO Dalton Philips said the keys to remaining competitive are “humble” capital expenditure, tight cost control, faster passenger flows, standardization and innovation.
Virgin Hyperloop One head of marketing and communications Ryan Kelly
10- to 14-person Hyperloop pods to complement air travel
Mass transit system Virgin Hyperloop One is likely to operate 10- to 14-person pods, acting as an integrated transport system alongside airlines.
Lessor DAE to sell 16 aircraft valued at $900 million
Aircraft lessor Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Capital has signed agreements to sell 16 aircraft, valued at approximately $900 million.
Ryanair CEO: Aer Lingus deal will kickstart connections 
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has said only a “tiny” number of passengers are connecting with Spanish carrier Air Europa, but he is expecting a new deal with Aer Lingus to be the acid test for the model.
Ryanair unionization opens new base possibilities 
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is considering new bases in the French regions and going back to Copenhagen, now that the Irish LCC is willing to recognize unions.
Eurocontrol, Thales to partner on cybersecurity and ATC digitalization
European air traffic management (ATM) organization Eurocontrol will work with technology provider Thales to protect against cyberthreats and digitalize air traffic services in Europe.
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