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.

Boeing 737 MAX
Air China commits to 60 Boeing 737NGs and MAXs
Air China has committed to purchase 60 Boeing 737NGs and MAXs, valued at more than $6 billion at current list prices.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines A320
SAS plots cautious growth, dismisses Norwegian challenge 
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will add a new Stockholm-Hong Kong service in 2015, as part of its cautious capacity growth plan, and is unconcerned about Norwegian’s recent discrimination claim.
SAS posts $94 million fiscal year net loss; raises cost cutting target
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has added another SEK2.1 billion ($273.5 million) to its cost savings target after swinging to a SEK719 million full-year net loss compared with a SEK1.4 billion prior-year net profit.
Blue1 to replace Boeing 717s, likely with 737-600s
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has announced plans to “reboot” its Blue1 subsidiary by replacing its nine Boeing 717s, most likely with 737-600s, and using it as a wet-lease provider.
Aer Lingus A330-200
IAG reveals failed Aer Lingus takeover bid
British Airways and Iberia parent International Airlines Group (IAG) has revealed that Aer Lingus’ board has rebuffed a potential takeover attempt.
E-Jet lessor Aldus Aviation to double fleet by 2016
Irish Embraer lessor Aldus Aviation is planning to have 30 E-Jets in its portfolio by the end of 2014, a figure which it plans to double by 2016.
Flybe Bombardier Q400 has inflight engine fire; UK launches probe
The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has opened an investigation into a “serious incident” in which a Flybe Bombardier Q400 had an inflight engine fire late Tuesday.
Rendering of 787 in Royal Air Maroc livery
Royal Air Maroc adds four Embraer E-190s; prepares for its first 787 
Royal Air Maroc has introduced four new Embraer E-190s into its fleet following a successful trial in 2013, marking a new aircraft type for the North African carrier.
South African Airways A320
South African Airways remains quiet on CEO, finances 
South African Airways (SAA) is remaining tight-lipped on the continued absence of its CEO, Monwabisi Kalawe, and its financial situation.
Rendering of A330neo in AirAsia X livery.
AirAsia X orders 55 Airbus A330neos
Low-cost carrier AirAsia X has placed a firm order for 55 Airbus A330neos, comprising five new aircraft and the firming of a previously announced commitment for 50 of the type at the Farnborough Airshow in July.
Aer Lingus A320
Aer Lingus shareholders back critical pensions deal
Aer Lingus’ shareholders have voted in favor of a deal to address the airline’s pension deficit, which was previously described as “a real and significant risk to the success of the company.”
Virgin Atlantic 787-9
Virgin Atlantic embarks on new four-year strategy 
Virgin Atlantic is expecting to turn a profit this year, after completing its two-year recovery plan, and is now working to deliver on its strategy for the period to 2018.
South African Airways A340-600
South African Airways unveils urgent 90-day strategy
South African Airways (SAA)—which has undergone five CEO/acting CEO changes in just two years—is seeking a strategic equity partner and has warned that full implementation of its long-term strategy (LTTS) is “critical to its continued ongoing operations.”
EasyJet A319
EasyJet stands firm on connecting traffic 
Despite its ongoing drive to attract business travelers, easyJet has no plans to introduce codeshare or interline agreements with other airlines.
Bombardier CRJ200
SAS to acquire Danish regional Cimber for $3.3 million 
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has struck a deal to acquire 100% of Danish regional airline Cimber, which was set to close in April 2015 after losing its long-standing SAS wet-lease agreement.

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