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.

Singapore lessor Avation receives eight offers for its ATR portfolio
Singapore-based aircraft lessor Avation has received eight offers for all or part of its 22-aircraft ATR fleet, after receiving an initial approach from an unnamed company in October 2016.
Cyprus Airways A319
New Cyprus Airways receives AOC
Startup carrier Cyprus Airways has secured its air operator’s certificate (AOC) and plans to launch operations “very soon.”
Safran reacts to Zodiac Aerospace’s 1H decline
French aircraft equipment company Zodiac Aerospace has posted a 1.8% first-half sales decline, triggering a response from aerospace giant Safran, which is planning to acquire Zodiac.
European Court annuls UPS, TNT merger ruling
The General Court of the European Union has annulled a European Commission ruling, which blocked a 2012 merger between express delivery companies United Parcel Service (UPS) and TNT.
Volotea Boeing 717
CEO: Volotea pushes ahead with expansion ‘a step at a time’ 
Spanish low-cost carrier (LCC) Volotea will grow its fleet to 28 aircraft this year, as the LCC continues a rapid growth and transition from Boeing 717 to Airbus A319 operations.
Accenture completes Seabury acquisition
Consultancy firm Accenture has completed its acquisition of the aviation consultancy and advisory units of New York-based aviation specialist Seabury Group.
Air France aircraft parked at Paris Orly airport.
French ATC strike causes over 1,500 cancellations
The latest French air traffic control (ATC) strike has caused a record-breaking 1,500 flight cancellations, according to estimates by commercial aviation group Airlines for Europe (A4E).
South Korean startup KAIR Airlines orders eight A320s ​
New South Korean low-cost carrier KAIR Airlines has placed a firm order for eight Airbus A320s and aims to launch operations in 2018.
MY CLOUD Transit Hotel
Transit hotel opens at Frankfurt Airport
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KLM Boeing 747 escapes damage in Chicago fire
A KLM Boeing 747s was involved in an incident at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, after a loading vehicle caught fire in close proximity to the aircraft.
NAC completes acquisition of 25 Air Lease Embraer E-Jets
Danish regional aircraft lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has completed the acquisition of 20 Embraer E190s and five E175s from US-based Air Lease Corp. (ALC).
Finnair Airbus A350-900
French, Finnish strikes trigger severe disruption
A five-day French air traffic control strike has already triggered more than 830 flight cancellations over the first two days and, separately, Finnair has warned of considerable disruption March 10.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines A330-300
SAS Scandinavian Airlines doubles net loss in 1Q
SAS Scandinavian Airlines has reported a SEK556 million ($61.7 million) 1Q net loss for the November to January period, more than doubling the SEK246 million loss it posted in the year-ago period.
Sabre Airline Solutions president to step down
Technology provider Sabre Airline Solutions EVP & president Hugh Jones will step down in August.
CSA Czech Airlines A320
Czech Airlines posts $9.4M profit for 2016
CSA Czech Airlines (CSA) reported a 2016 net income of CZK241 million ($9.4 million), up 8% from a CZK223 million profit a year ago.
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Mar 22, 2017

Keep calm, but don't carry on!

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Mar 21, 2017

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Mar 21, 2017

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I flew to Abu Dhabi for a short work trip in January and, if I’m honest, I found the security and screening processes at that airport ahead of my flight back to Washington DC a bit annoying. However, given today’s announcement about new US security rules for flights from that airport and nine others, most of them also in the Middle East, the focus of my annoyance has changed....More
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