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.

Virgin Australia A330-200
Australia likely to extend Virgin Australia/Delta alliance
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has tentatively agreed to re-authorize Delta Air Lines and Virgin Australia’s transpacific alliance for another five years.
Rendering of A320 in Atlantic Airways’ livery
Atlantic Airways orders one A320; appoints new CEO
Faroe Islands carrier Atlantic Airways has placed a firm order for a single Airbus A320 and named Jóhanna á Bergi as its new CEO.
Air Contractors, Europe Airpost and Farnair to rebrand as ASL Airlines
Dublin-based ASL Aviation Group—which holds seven air operator’s certificates (AOCs) in Europe, Asia and Africa—will unify its four European carriers under ASL Airlines branding.
Ryanair 737-800
Ryanair eyes Wi-Fi, interlining
Ryanair plans to introduce inflight Wi-Fi within two years and is likely to add some form of interlining within five years, according to chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs.
Air Arabia Maroc DG Laila Mechbal
Air Arabia Maroc to double in size by 2018  1
Casablanca-based budget carrier Air Arabia Maroc is planning to double in size under its new 2015-2018 strategy.
ATR eyes market for 30-seater replacements 
European turboprop manufacturer ATR has ruled out a shrink-version of its ATR 42, but is looking to tap the market for 30-seater replacements and calling for changes to European passenger-cargo combi rules.
Ryanair 737-800
Ryanair abandons plans to acquire a Cypriot AOC 
Ryanair is no longer looking to secure a Cypriot air operator’s certificate (AOC) following its failed bid for now-defunct Cyprus Airways.
Irish parliament approves Aer Lingus share sale 
The lower house of the Irish Parliament, Dáil Éireann, has given the Irish government the green light to sell its stake in Aer Lingus to International Airlines Group (IAG).
L-3 Communications acquires CTC Aviation for $220 million 
L-3 Communications has acquired UK- headquartered crew specialist CTC Aviation Group, which will now be known as L-3 CTC, for £143 million ($220 million).
SAS A340-300
SAS Norwegian pilots end strike, agree on new labor deal 
SAS Scandinavian Airlines has agreed a new one-year collective bargaining agreement with Norwegian pilots’ union NSF, back-dated to April 1, ending seven days of strike action.
Still in the Works
Every five years, a new European Commission and Parliament are elected. That five year rotation happened last year, meaning the new European leadership team for 2014-19 is preparing for action and that has important implications for Europe’s air transport industry.
Aer Lingus A330-300
IAG wins Irish government backing for Aer Lingus offer 
International Airlines Group (IAG) will make a €1.4 billion ($1.5 billion) formal takeover bid for Aer Lingus, after winning crucial backing from the government of Ireland and the carrier’s board.
Ryanair 737-800
Ryanair eyes $1 billion profit in 2015-16 
Ryanair has told the market it expects to generate a €940-€970 million ($1-$1.1 billion) in 2015-16, 10% up on the performance just posted for 2014-15.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair waits on formal IAG offer for Aer Lingus 
Ryanair is remaining tight-lipped on whether it is willing to sell its 29.8% Aer Lingus stake to International Airlines Group (IAG).
Ryanair CFO Neil Sorahan and director of operations Mick Hickey at the results b
Ryanair net profit up 66% in 2014-15 
Irish budget carrier Ryanair has posted a 15% net profit margin for 2014-15, after generating €867 million ($944.5 million) in net income, up 66% from €523 million in the prior year.

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