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.

Rolls-Royce wins approval for ITP acquisition
Rolls-Royce has secured the authorizations it needs to acquire the remaining 53.1% of Industria de Turbo Propulsores (ITP) from Spanish engineering and construction firm Sener Grupo de Ingeniería.
Etihad introduces buy-on-board refreshments
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways will continue offering complimentary meals in economy class, but is to add buy-on-board drinks, snacks and amenity kits as the airline continues to experiment with new products.
PA Consulting acquires aviation specialist Nyras
UK-headquartered consultancy firm PA Consulting Group has acquired aviation consultancy specialist Nyras for an undisclosed sum.
Level to use OpenSkies’ French AOC 
International Airlines Group (IAG) long-haul LCC Level will take over the French air operator’s certificate (AOC) of premium carrier OpenSkies, when Level starts operating from Paris Orly in July 2018.
Air Austral and Air Madagascar close equity JV
Reunion-based Air Austral has closed its acquisition of 49% of Air Madagascar, cementing a strategic partnership between the two airlines and kicking off Air Madagascar’s turnaround.
Air France announces seven more routes for Joon
New Air France airline Joon is to open seven routes in spring 2018, including its first longer routes to Cairo (Egypt), Cape Town (South Africa) and Tehran (Iran).
Avior Airlines joins EU blacklist in latest update ​
Venezuelan carrier Avior Airlines has been added to the list of airlines that are banned from the European Union (EU) in the latest update of the EU Air Safety List, which is more commonly known as the EU blacklist.
British Airways A319
IAG to acquire Gatwick slots from Monarch Airlines 
British Airways (BA) parent International Airlines Group (IAG) is to acquire insolvent UK leisure carrier Monarch Airline’s London Gatwick slot portfolio, the two companies have confirmed.
Virgin Atlantic and EgyptAir aircraft clip wings at New York JFK
EgyptAir and UK carrier Virgin Atlantic have confirmed that their aircraft have been involved in a wing tip collision while taxiing at New York JFK airport.
Trent 1000 TEN enters commercial service
The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engine, which is designed to power all Boeing 787 family members, entered commercial airline service on Nov. 23.
New lessor Airborne Capital aims for $5 billion portfolio
Irish lessor and asset management company Airborne Capital launched on Nov. 23, with plans to create an aircraft portfolio valued at over $5 billion within five years.
EasyJet Airbus A320
EasyJet sees airberlin payoff in 2019 
UK LCC easyJet, which is taking on aircraft and slots at Berlin Tegel Airport from bankrupt German carrier airberlin, will spend 2018 stabilizing the operation before reaping the initial benefits in 2019.
Monarch A321
EasyJet sees only positives from Monarch slot dispersal 
UK LCC easyJet is closely monitoring a legal case over the slots previously held by UK leisure carrier Monarch Airlines, although it expects to benefit regardless of the result.
EasyJet Airbus A320
EasyJet grows on rivals’ decline, but net profit drops 30% 
UK LCC easyJet has posted a sharp 30% net profit decline for the full year ended Sept. 30, dropping to €305 million ($403.5 million), although revenue and traffic were boosted by European consolidation.
AFRAA appoints new secretary general
The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has named former Air Burkina and Air Mali CEO Abderahmane Berthé as secretary general, succeeding Elijah Chingosho.
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