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.

Finnair A330-300
Finnair swings to $100.7 million net profit in 2015
Finland flag carrier Finnair has reported a full-year net income of €89.7 million ($100.7 million) for 2015, reversed from a €82.5 million loss in the year-ago period.
ASL Aviation to acquire TNT’s airline operations
Dublin-based ASL Aviation Group has signed a conditional agreement to buy two cargo airlines owned by TNT Express, which is itself being acquired by FedEx.
airBaltic signing
Latvia finalizes airBaltic sale 
The Latvian government has signed the agreement to sell 20% of airBaltic to German investor Ralf-Dieter Montag-Girmes, securing the airline’s planned €132 million ($144.7 million) capital boost.
Aircraft Interior Products washroom
France’s Finaero, UAE Greenline to set up Dubai cabin interiors center
French industrial group Finaero and UAE firm Greenline Interiors have agreed to establish a specialist cabin interiors facility in Dubai.
CargoLogicAir 747-400F
UK startup CargoLogicAir secures AOC
London Stansted-based all-cargo startup CargoLogicAir (CLA) has secured an air operator’s certificate (AOC) from the UK CAA and is planning to operate a fleet of five Boeing 747 freighters by April 2018.
FedEx A300-600F
Brazil approves FedEx takeover of TNT Express
Brazilian competition watchdog Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica has unconditionally approved FedEx’s plans to acquire TNT Express.
EASA seeks views on two-people-in-the-cockpit policy
EASA has launched an online survey to assess the effectiveness of maintaining two people in the cockpit during flight, as recommended in the wake of the Germanwings tragedy.
Finnair A321
Finnair leases two more Airbus A321s
Finnair is to take two additional Airbus A321s on lease from BOC Aviation, firming up options from a letter of intent it signed in December 2015.
Rendering of ATR 72-600 in Iran Air livery
Iran Air orders up to 40 ATR 72-600s 1
Iran Air has placed a firm order for 20 ATR 72-600s and taken options on a further 20, valued at €1 billion ($1.1 billion) at list prices.
737 MAX 8 in Travel Service livery
Travel Service leases 16 more Boeing 737 MAX 8s
Czech leisure carrier Travel Service is aiming to operate 40 Boeing 737 MAX 8s by 2025 and has just leased a further 16 aircraft, increasing its total commitment to 25 of the type.
Air France 747-200
Air France, ground staff sign labor deal
Air France and its three ground staff labor unions—CFDT, CFE-CGC and UNSA—have signed a three-year agreement
Amadeus completes Navitaire acquisition
Amadeus has completed its $830 million acquisition of low-cost and hybrid airline software specialist Navitaire from Accenture, having secured regulatory clearances from the US, the European Union (EU) and Brazil.
Oslo Airport first to offer mains-supplied biofuel
Oslo Airport has started supplying Air BP Biojet via its regular fuel hydrant system, naming KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa Group and SAS Scandinavian Airlines as launch customers.
Ryanair 737-800
Ryanair issues French ATC strike ultimatum
Ryanair has called on the European Commission and European Parliament to either ban air traffic control (ATC) strikes, or allow other providers to step in and maintain service.
Ryanair 737-800
Ryanair cabin crew agree on five-year pay deal
Ryanair has struck a five-year cabin crew pay deal that covers its network of 76 bases, building on the pilot agreement it secured in November 2015.
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