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.

El Al and Germania aircraft clash tails in Tel Aviv
Two aircraft operated by Israeli carrier El Al and German LCC Germania clashed tails on pushback in Tel Aviv on March 28, causing substantial damage to both aircraft.
Rendering of A320neo in Aegean Airlines’ livery
Aegean A320neo family aircraft order aims to expand market, lower costs
Greek carrier Aegean Airlines has signed an MOU to acquire 20 Airbus A320neos and 10 A321neos, plus 12 options.
EasyJet Airbus A320
EasyJet adds new connecting partners and airports
UK leisure carrier Thomas Cook Airlines will join the Worldwide by easyJet connecting platform, which is also being extended to include another seven airports.
EU passenger rights audit to be completed in 2018 
The application of Europe’s passenger-rights rules—often referred to as EU261—is being scrutinized by the European Court of Auditors, but a wider revamp remains in limbo.
ERA seeks more take up for EU-backed regional aircraft financing 
The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) is calling on members to take advantage of European Investment Bank (EIB) funding for new aircraft purchases.
Video: UATP president & CEO Ralph Kaiser talks about distribution trends
A4A sees movement on US-UK bilateral talks by April 
Airlines for America (A4A) president and CEO Nick Calio believes there will be further progress in the UK-US Open Skies talks by April, as the UK prepares to exit from the European Union (Brexit).
AACO chief responds to EU competition rules redraft 
Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) secretary general Abdul Teffaha has struck out at new rules aimed at better protecting European Union (EU) airlines, arguing that millennial travelers will “not allow protectionism.”
Video: ATW interviews ERA director general Montserrat Barriga
ERA seeks increase to pilot retirement age 
Regional airline lobby group European Regions Airline Association (ERA) wants to increase the pilot retirement age cap beyond 65, using case study work that is being performed by member carrier ASL Airlines Hungary.
Ryanair ups competition in Europe with LaudaMotion deal 
Ryanair has entered an agreement to take a 24.9% stake in Niki Lauda’s new Austrian carrier, LaudaMotion, with a plan to grow ownership to 75%.
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9
Virgin Atlantic posts 2017 net loss on operational, economic challenges 
UK company Virgin Atlantic Group posted a £48.5 million ($67.6 million) net loss for 2017, reversed from a £187.3 million net profit for the year-ago period.
Pilot union signs protocol to unite Ryanair’s European pilots 
The European Cockpit Association (ECA), which indirectly represents over 38,000 pilots across Europe, has signed a protocol, which it says will give pilots at Irish LCC Ryanair a pan-European voice.
ICAO secretary general Fang Liu
ICAO reappoints secretary general for a second term 
ICAO has extended secretary general Fang Liu’s mandate for a second three-year term, building on her initial appointment that started on Aug. 1, 2015.
Rendering of 737 MAX 10 in BOC Aviation livery
BOC Aviation eyes expansion as 2017 net profit up 40% 
Singapore-headquartered lessor BOC Aviation has announced a record $587 million net profit for the full year ended Dec. 31, 2017, marking a 40% increase on the prior year.
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Southwest builds its own kind of international network

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