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.

Air Seychelles A320
Air Seychelles to axe key Paris route, aircraft & jobs
Fierce competition has forced Air Seychelles to cut its Paris route, which generates 30% of revenue, as well as two Airbus A330s and an undisclosed number of staff under a wide-ranging restructuring plan.
EasyJet Airbus A319
New easyJet CEO’s strategy includes management revamp, data push 
Johan Lundgren, the new CEO of UK LCC easyJet, has axed the role of CCO and is prioritizing data after two months leading the airline.
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EasyJet 1Q revenue up 14.4% on competitors’ declines
UK LCC easyJet has reported a strong first quarter, with revenue growing 14.4% to £1.14 billion ($1.59 billion), boosted in part by failures and struggles among its European competitors.
Natixis acquires stake in Airborne Capital
French investment banking firm Natixis has acquired a minority stake in new Irish lessor and asset management company Airborne Capital for an undisclosed sum.
Enders: Brexit will do more damage than Trump 
Airbus CEO Tom Enders has given a hard-hitting speech, voicing strong concerns over the “double whammy” of protectionism under US president Donald Trump and the UK’s decision to exit the European Union (Brexit).
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Ethiopian Airlines to take 45% stake in Zambia Airways
Star Alliance carrier Ethiopian Airlines has finalized a strategic partnership with the Zambian government on the re-launch of Zambia Airways, taking a 45% stake in the airline.
Airbus progresses with Bombardier CSeries deal 
Airbus has indicated that talks with Bombardier to acquire a stake in the CSeries program are expected to close in the second half of 2018.
Airbus deliveries up 4% in challenging 2017 
Airbus delivered a record 718 aircraft in 2017 and secured 1,109 total net orders, during a challenging year when up to 60 new-build aircraft were left on the tarmac because of engine delays.
Leahy confirms A380 future hinges on Emirates order
Airbus COO-customers John Leahy has confirmed the Airbus A380 program will have to be shut down if Dubai-based Emirates does not order more aircraft.
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Norwegian secures Amsterdam-New York slots 
LCC Norwegian has secured the slots it needs to launch 4X-weekly Amsterdam-New York flights, using remedies from a transatlantic joint venture (JV) between four SkyTeam member airlines.
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SaudiGulf Airlines to go international 
Saudi Arabian carrier SaudiGulf Airlines will launch international flights in March 2018 with service between Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Dubai.
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Air Astana completes 767 connectivity roll out 
Kazakhstan national carrier Air Astana has finished rolling out Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) high-speed connectivity on its Boeing 767 fleet.
Icelandair Boeing 757-200
Icelandair rolls out new structure 
Icelandair Group has simplified its organizational structure, dividing the company into two areas: international flight operations and equity investments.
Smart Chair
Lufthansa trials service innovations on A380 FlyingLab 
Lufthansa has trialed a series of innovations aboard an Airbus A380 FlyingLab flight from Frankfurt to Houston following a futuristic travel experience competition—aimed at young developers—which was jointly run by Lufthansa and Deutsche Telekom.
Norwegian Boeing 787-8
Norwegian details management changes, long-haul product upgrade 
LCC Norwegian has made three C-level management changes, as it prepares for further network expansion and an upgrade of its long-haul product to include Wi-Fi and an improved premium cabin.
Blogs & Commentary
Feb 9, 2018

Plastics push

Irish LCC Ryanair has pledged to go single-use plastic-free within five years in a move that will hopefully kick other airlines into action....More
Feb 5, 2018

Pigs might fly, but they shouldn’t do so as service animals

Two US airlines, Delta and United, have issued stricter guidelines on what is required before a passenger can bring onboard an animal in an “emotional support” or “therapy” role....More
Jan 30, 2018

The Open Skies ‘big deal’ that isn’t

American, Delta and United still have little to show for the millions of dollars they’ve spent on publicity campaigns and legal work aimed at curtailing the growth of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways....More
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