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.

Rendering of Airbus A350-900 in Iberia livery
IAG to take eight A350-900s and eight A330-200s for Iberia
International Airlines Group (IAG) will firm up eight Airbus A350-900 options for Iberia, along with eight A330-200s that will come from existing options or be sourced on operating lease.
British Airways and Iberia aircraft at London Heathrow Airport
IAG more than doubles 2Q net profit
International Airlines Group (IAG), parent company of Iberia and British Airways, reported second-quarter net income of €280 million ($375 million), more than doubled from a €127 million profit in the year-ago period, marking the best second quarter results for all of the IAG carriers since 2007.
Into the Looking Glass 
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Rolls-Royce posts 1H profit drop
Underlying profits from Rolls-Royce’s civil aerospace business declined 10% to £405 million ($686 million) for the first six months of 2014.
Ryanair rolls out its new senior management team
Ryanair improves outlook, but cautions on second half
Irish budget carrier Ryanair has stepped up its full-year net profit guidance nearly 5% to up to €650 million ($873 million), although it cautioned that fares are expected to decline in the second half.
Forensics gather evidence at the crash site of the Air Algerie AH5017 in Mali's
Air Algerie cockpit voice recorder damaged on impact 1
French air accident investigators have read the flight data recorder (FDR) of the Boeing MD-83 that crashed in Mali while operating for Air Algerie, but work is continuing on the cockpit voice recorder (CVR), which was damaged on impact.
Skymark Airlines’ first A380 takes off from Toulouse to Hamburg on its maiden fl
Airbus cancels Skymark A380 order 1
Airbus has terminated an order for six A380s from Tokyo-based Skymark Airlines, scheduled for delivery between 2014 and 2015.
Ryanair rolls out its new management team at the release of its 1Q results.
Ryanair more than doubles 1Q net profit
Ryanair reported first-quarter net income of €197 million ($264.5 million), more than doubled from a €78 million profit in the year-ago period, due partly to the timing of the Easter holidays.
Ryanair interested in Cypriot AOC, not Cyprus Airways 
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is interested in securing a Cypriot air operator’s certificate (AOC) to tap potential for direct flights between the Mediterranean island and Levant destinations.
Flybe Bombardier Q400
Flybe 1Q revenue drops 11.9%
UK regional carrier Flybe’s first-quarter revenue has fallen 11.9% as the airline continues to press ahead with restructuring.
Air Algerie plaque in Paris airlines office
Air Algerie: MD-83 appears to have crashed in Mali
A Boeing MD-83, chartered by Air Algerie from Spanish company Swiftair, appears to have crashed in Mali with 110 passengers and six crew members on board.
Iberia Airbus A330
Iberia pilots and ground staff agree to job cuts
Unions representing Iberia’s pilots and ground staff have approved a proposal covering up to 1,427 voluntary redundancies, which will be rolled out over the period to December 2017.
EasyJet Airbus A319
EasyJet forecasts up to 19% pre-tax profit growth
UK low-cost carrier (LCC) EasyJet is forecasting up to 19% pre-tax profit growth for its 2013-14 financial year, after releasing details of its third-quarter performance.
EASA stops short of Tel Aviv ban
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has strongly recommended that airlines stop operating to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport, although it stopped short of the ban issued by its US counterparts.
Air Uganda suspends operations 
Air Uganda has indefinitely suspended operations after the Ugandan Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) failed an ICAO audit and revoked its air operator’s certificate (AOC).

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