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.

Vinci Airports acquires interests in 12 airports
French airports operator Vinci Airports has acquired a portfolio of 12 airports in Costa Rica, Sweden, the US and UK from US-based company Airports Worldwide, including 100% of Belfast International and 100% of Orlando-Sanford International.
Finnair Airbus A350-900
Finnair swings to profit in 1Q on growth plan strategy 
Oneworld carrier Finnair’s double-digit growth strategy has resulted in a €1.6 million ($1.95 million) first-quarter net profit, reversing an €8 million prior-year loss.
Investment firm to sell 49% of Luton Airport
Private investment firm Ardian will divest its 49% stake in Luton Airport from its $67 billion portfolio, after reaching an agreement to sell to the shares to global investment manager AMP Capital.
Air France’s Joon to operate 28 aircraft by 2020 
Air France’s hybrid, lower-cost airline Joon is aiming to operate 18 mid- and 10 long-haul aircraft by 2020, as the young airline continues to expand.
Egypt’s Nile Air preparing for IPO
Privately owned Egyptian carrier Nile Air is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) later in 2018.
Recaro Aircraft Seating EVP R&D René Dankwerth
Flexible interiors yet to gain traction
Panelists speaking at the Passenger Experience Conference in Hamburg believe there is a future for flexible aircraft interiors, although airline take-up to date has been minimal.
EasyJet Airbus A320
EasyJet revises its Alitalia submission
UK LCC easyJet has revised its expression of interest in Italian flag carrier Alitalia, acting together with unnamed consortium partners.
Wizz Air and Geven execs
Wizz Air selects Geven for A321neo seats
Central and eastern European LCC Wizz Air has selected Italian company Geven to supply seats for the 110 Airbus A321neos it has on order, marking Geven’s biggest contract to date.
Recaro chief sees USB taking over from power sockets
Recaro Aircraft Seating CEO Mark Hiller believes traditional power sockets will ultimately be replaced by USB power on short- and mid-haul flights, as laptop charging technology evolves.
Austrian Airlines is launch customer for FACC cabin upgrade unit
Aerostructures firm FACC has created a new aftermarket services unit and named Lufthansa Group subsidiary Austrian Airlines as its launch customer for Airbus A320 overhead bin modification work.
Video: Recaro CEO Mark Hiller on new products, announcements at AIX
SAS to take up to 55 more A320neos
Scandinavian carrier SAS will take 50 more Airbus A320neos plus five options in a commitment split between Airbus and lessors, enabling the airline to transition to a single-type short-haul fleet by 2023.
Virgin Galactic working on cabins and further testing
Commercial spaceflight venture Virgin Galactic has been working to design a cabin that works in multiple orientations, although the company is reluctant to put a timeline on its first passenger flight.
Seating manufacturer Adient waiting on approvals for Boeing JV
Car seating specialist Adient is waiting on regulatory approvals so it can begin its aircraft seating joint venture (JV) with Boeing.
Finnair Airbus A350-900
Finnair to accelerate A350 deliveries
Finnair is speeding up the arrival of two of its remaining Airbus A350s to support its continued growth push toward Asia.
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Southwest builds its own kind of international network

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