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.

Norwegian confident on remaining labor deals 
Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos is confident the airline will be able to reach a renewed labor agreement with its UK pilots and the LCC will be able to attract enough pilots to support its rapid expansion.
Norwegian London growth hinges on slot availability 
Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos is keen to secure additional slots at London Gatwick, but there are very few available and he is not considering expanding to another London hub at this stage.
Norwegian posts $49.7 million loss in 2017 on expansion, higher fuel costs 
LCC Norwegian reported a NOK299 million ($36.4 million) net loss for 2017, a sharp reversal from a NOK1.13 billion net profit in 2016. The LCC cited rapid expansion, increased fuel prices and disruption-related costs for the loss.
Norwegian eyes Latin American, Asian and Middle East expansion 
LCC Norwegian continues its global expansion by launching a new Argentine airline in June and eyeing further growth in Asia and the Middle East.
EasyJet, Norwegian still working on flight connections
European LCCs easyJet and Norwegian have yet to go fully live on their flight connections partnership, because of issues with booking on one another’s systems.
Norwegian to offer free Wi-Fi on long-haul flights
LCC Norwegian will offer free Wi-Fi on long-haul operations, mirroring the service on its short-haul European fleet, although there will also be a faster, paid option.
Finnair doubles net profit in 2017 on rapid growth, steady demand
Oneworld carrier Finnair has posted a €169 million ($210.9 million) net profit for 2017, driven by rapid growth and buoyant demand, almost doubling the €99 million profit that it recorded for 2016.
Finnair considers narrowbody replacement plans
Finnair has begun internal evaluations for a 20- to 30-aircraft narrowbody order, which would be used to replace and grow its existing fleet of Airbus A320 family aircraft.
Norwegian Boeing 787-8
Norwegian agrees to Spanish labor deal
LCC Norwegian has signed a comprehensive collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with Spanish pilots’ union SEPLA, covering the next two years.
Aegean Airlines A320
Aegean Airlines closes in on fleet renewal
Greek carrier Aegean Airlines is just three to four weeks away from a narrowbody renewal decision, as it prepares to grow to a 75-aircraft fleet by 2023.
Norwegian Boeing 787-8
Norwegian to push out long-haul Wi-Fi as quickly as possible 
LCC Norwegian is aiming to roll out long-haul connectivity as soon as the systems are approved for use on its Boeing 787 and 737 MAX aircraft.
Ethiopian Airlines to create Guinea-based startup airline 
African Star Alliance member Ethiopian Airlines and its regional airline equity partner, Togo-based ASKY Airlines, have formed a strategic partnership with the Guinean government to establish startup carrier Guinea Airlines by June.
Norway’s Avinor eyes all-electric domestic flights by 2040
Norwegian state-owned airport operator Avinor has outlined a vision of all-electric domestic flights within Norway by 2040.
African Open Skies to become effective Jan. 28
The long-awaited opening of the intra-African air transport market is slated to become a reality on Jan. 28, when the African Union (AU) signs off the final rule-making after a renewed push for liberalization.
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