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.

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Air France Boeing 737
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Ryanair 737-800
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Rendering of Airbus A350-900 in Finnair livery
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Air France Boeing 737-500
Air France pilots back new Transavia France plan
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CityJet Avro RJ85
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Rendering of SSJ100 in VLM Airlines’ livery
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Rendering of A320neo in Azul livery
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Rendering of Boeing 737-200 MAX in Ryanair livery
Ryanair firms Boeing MAX order
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Ryanair shareholders approve Boeing 737 MAX order 
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Finnair to add Ho Chi Minh City and four other new destinations next winter 
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Embraer E-175
SkyWest firms order for seven Embraer E-175s 
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Air France ATR 72
Air France mulls ATR -600s ahead of wider regional fleet renewal 
Air France is in talks to upgrade its ATR fleet to the latest -600 variant and is looking to replace its Embraer ERJ-145s and Bombardier CRJ700s around 2020.

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