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.

Cargolux Boeing 747-800F
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KLM Boeing 787-9
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EasyJet A320
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More than 270 UK businesses have written to Prime Minister David Cameron, urging the government to act on the Airports Commission’s recommendation for a third runway at London Heathrow.
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Aer Lingus 757-200
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Fastjet A319
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Aer Lingus Boeing 757-200
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British Airways 787-8
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Aer Lingus Boeing 757-200
Ryanair agrees to sell Aer Lingus stake to IAG 
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Norwegian Boeing 737-800
Norwegian waits on UK AOC  2
Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle is waiting to hear whether its application for a UK air operator’s certificate (AOC) has been successful, as the debate over its US foreign air carrier permit continues.
KLM Embraer E-190
KLM, pilots reach three-year labor agreement 
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Brussels Airlines A319
Brussels Airlines eyes cargo growth 
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