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.

Baltic Remodeling 
AirBaltic is shifting focus back to point-to-point services.
Air France A380
Air France-KLM seeks three to four Asian partners 
Air France-KLM is remaining tight-lipped on negotiations with both new and existing Asian partners, aimed at expanding its network reach.
Air France-KLM plays down Franco-Dutch tensions 
Air France-KLM has abandoned plans for group-level cash pooling after the initiative was vetoed by the Dutch, as relations between the two airlines come under continued media scrutiny.
Aer Lingus A330-200
Exceptional items depress Aer Lingus 2014 results
Takeover target Aer Lingus reported a net loss of €95.8 million ($108.7 million) for 2014, reversing the €34.1 million net profit it posted in the year-ago period, but this was driven by exceptional labor and pensions items.
IATA head of passenger experience Paul Behan
Bag tag modernization passes key milestone 
IATA is making strides with US and European acceptance of electronic and home-printed bag tags (HPBT), according to IATA airport, passenger, cargo & security division director Paul Behan.
Air France-KLM Group chairman and CEO Alexandre de Juniac speaks with the media
Air France-KLM to defer 10-12 aircraft 
Air France-KLM will delay the arrival of up to 12 aircraft, as it seeks to slash €600 million ($683 million) from its capital expenditure plan for the next two years.
Air France-KLM results conference
Air France-KLM narrows full-year net loss
Air France-KLM reported a full-year net loss of €198 million ($225.5 million), a marked improvement on a €1.2 billion net loss for 2013, boosted by the completion of Transform 2015.
Alitalia A330-200
Alitalia begins reinstating long-haul network
Alitalia, which recently became an Etihad Airways equity partner, will resume services to South Korea after a 20-year break and has detailed plans to serve two destinations in China.
South African Airways A340-600
South African Airways re-negotiates leases on eight A340s
South African Airways (SAA) has renegotiated lease re-extensions on three Airbus A340s and is working on similar deals for another five, which are expected to cut R262 million ($22.5 million) in annual costs.
Rolls-Royce civil engine profits up 12% in 2014
Rolls-Royce’s underlying profits from its civil aerospace business rose 12% to £942 million ($1.4 billion) in 2014, off the back of a 3% boost in underlying revenues.
Aer Lingus promotes Kavanagh to CEO
Aer Lingus has named chief strategy and planning officer Stephen Kavanagh as its new CEO, replacing Christoph Mueller who is leaving to take the top spot at Malaysia Airlines.
South African Airways A320
South African Airways equity partner search ‘in its infancy’
South African Airways (SAA) will present several funding options when its 90-day action plan comes to a close March 24, but the search for an equity partner remains at an early stage.
Aer Lingus A330-300
IAG makes further Aer Lingus commitments 
International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) has promised to maintain Aer Lingus’ Heathrow-Cork and -Shannon services for a minimum of five years, if it succeeds in acquiring the Irish carrier.
Korean Air orders five Boeing 777 freighters
Korean Air has placed an order for five Boeing 777 freighters, valued at more than $1.5 billion at current list prices.
Etihad Regional Saab 2000
Etihad Regional restructuring will affect staff
Swiss carrier Darwin Airline, which operates as Etihad Regional, has confirmed that restructuring will affect employees, but has declined to comment on the number of jobs at risk.

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