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.

UIA took delivery in May of a leased Boeing 737-800.
Ukraine International Airlines progresses with fleet renewal
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has taken delivery of eight of the nine Boeing 737-800s that it plans to take in 2016 as part of its fleet-renewal program.
Comair subsidiary operates Boeing 737-800s.
South Africa’s Comair ends acquisition talks
South African carrier Comair has told its shareholders that it has ended talks to acquire an undisclosed company.
Air Serbia Airbus A319
Etihad investment in Air Serbia is EU-compliant
The European Commission (EC) has completed its investigation into Etihad Airways’ equity stake in Air Serbia, concluding it complies with EU regulations, ATW has learned.
Air Mauritius Airbus A340-300 at Frankfurt Airport.
Air Mauritius posts 1Q net profit of $2.3M
Air Mauritius reported a first-quarter net income of €2 million ($2.6 million), reversing a €9.8 million loss in the year-ago period.
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9.
Virgin Atlantic to offer live TV on its Boeing 787s
UK long-haul operator Virgin Atlantic is to offer live TV on its Boeing 787s after signing a partnership with Panasonic Avionics and IMG.
Finnair Airbus A350 XWB.
Finnair to add four short-haul routes
Finnish airline Finnair is to add services to the Greek island of Corfu, the Spanish islands of Ibiza and Menorca, as well as Reykjavik in Iceland, for summer 2017.
Romania’s Tarom seeks 160- to 190-seat aircraft
Romanian flag carrier Tarom has issued a call for two 160- to 190-seat aircraft, which it will initially wet lease, before taking dry-leased aircraft.
SriLankan Airlines A330-200
Deadline extended for SriLankan Airlines privatization
Sri Lanka has extended the deadline for expressions of interest in oneworld member SriLankan Airlines and its low-cost subsidiary, Mihin Lanka, until Aug. 31.
SITA OnAir and AeroMod sign connectivity installation agreement
Aircraft connectivity specialist SITA OnAir and US maintenance firm AeroMod have signed a rapid inflight connectivity installation agreement, with Philippine Airlines (PAL) as the launch customer.
British Airways A380
British Airways cabin crew back industrial action
British Airways’ (BA) cabin crew, represented by the Unite union, has voted 91% in favor of industrial action in protest against a new performance system.
Saudia A330-300 Regionals
Airbus delivers first A330-300 Regional
Saudi Arabian national carrier Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has become the launch operator of the Airbus A330-300 Regional, a derivative optimized for missions of up to five hours, or 2,700nm.
Qatar Airways to codeshare with Vueling
Doha-based Qatar Airways, which owns 20% of International Airlines Group (IAG), has announced plans to codeshare with the group’s Spanish low-cost carrier (LCC) Vueling.
Screenshot of video showing Qatar engine on fire.
Qatar Airways A330 engine fire caused by bird strike
Qatar Airways has confirmed that a bird strike was cause of an Airbus A330-300 engine fire that forced the aircraft to return to Istanbul Atatürk Airport shortly after takeoff Aug. 18.
Finnair A350 XWB
Finnair blames A350 delays for slower capacity growth
Finnair has narrowed capacity growth forecast for 2016-17, blaming disruption to Airbus A350 deliveries that are an average of two months behind schedule.
Qatar Airways A330 returns to Istanbul after engine fire
A Qatar Airways Airbus A330 was forced to return to Istanbul Atatürk Airport Aug. 18 after a suspected engine fire.
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