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.

Wizz Air A320 in new livery
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Air France Boeing 737-300
Air France threatens regional hubs closure
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Investment firm to buy Worldwide Flight Services
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Alitalia A320
Alitalia to end Air France-KLM partnership in 2017 1
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Guernsey-based lessor DP Aircraft I has confirmed plans to acquire a pair of Boeing 787-8s that are currently owned by AerCap and leased to Thai Airways.
Fastjet A319
Fastjet to add Airbus A319s
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Finnair A320
Finnair ground handlers cancel strike plans
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Finnair A319
Finnair warns of strike disruption next week
Finnair has warned that a ground handling strike could cause “significant” disruption to Finnish operations from May 18-21.
TUI Group to take three Boeing 787-9s
TUI Group has placed a firm order for a single Boeing 787-9, plus one option, and has switched two of its smaller 787-8s already on order for the larger variant.
Sabre to acquire Asia Pacific GDS Abacus International
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Air Partner acquires Cabot Aviation
UK charter broker Air Partner has acquired aircraft remarketing specialist Cabot Aviation for up to £1.2 million ($1.9 million).
Hainan Airlines 787-8
Hainan Airlines to take two 787-9s from Air Lease Corp.
Hainan Airlines and Air Lease Corp. (ALC) have inked a long-term lease agreement covering a pair of Boeing 787-9s.
Emirates Airline 777-300ER
Emirates Airline 2014 profit rises 40% to $1.3 billion
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EU passenger rights revision faces two-year setback
The revision of European Union (EU) passenger rights bill Regulation 261 is on the brink of stalling, with airlines fearing continued financial risk and potential safety issues if it is not passed by June.
Qatar Airways A320
Qatar adds routes, inks JV with Royal Air Maroc
Qatar Airways has announced more new routes and has unveiled a “strategic joint business partnership” with Royal Air Maroc.

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