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.

Sky Priorities 
While the alliance game used to be all about scooping up new members and destinations, SkyTeam MD Michael Wisbrun is shifting his focus from the network to the end user.

“It has all changed from scale to scope and adding value,” Wisbrun told ATW. The one exception is Garuda Indonesia, which joined SkyTeam in March, adding 40 destinations to the alliance’s network.

Rendering of 787-9 in Virgin Atlantic livery
Virgin Atlantic firms another 787 option; nears A380 decision point 
UK carrier Virgin Atlantic has firmed up one of its five Boeing 787-9 options and will decide this year whether to cancel or further defer its Airbus A380 order.
Virgin Atlantic to roll out Google Glass; SITA not convinced 
Virgin Atlantic has revealed plans for a wider roll out of Google Glass following its London Heathrow Airport trial, but its partner SITA remains unconvinced after a further road test with Copenhagen Airport.
Airline IT turns to disruption management 
Airlines are heavily investing in IT solutions to manage flight disruptions, according to the results of SITA’s 2014 Airline IT Trends Survey.
Finnair, pilots reach partial agreement
Finnair has reached a partial agreement with the Finnish Air Line Pilots Association (SLL) which will shave €2 million ($2.7 million) from its cost base.
SITA responds to airline concerns with governance review 
Following concerns raised by a group of airlines at the IATA AGM in Doha, air transport communications and IT specialist SITA has launched a governance review and named a new chairman.
Flybe ATR aircraft
Flybe plans new codeshares after network revamp 
UK regional carrier Flybe has hinted it is on the brink of announcing new codeshare deals and further network expansion after overhauling its network planning process.
Flybe Bombardier Q400
Flybe rolls out new purple livery
UK regional carrier Flybe has unveiled a new purple livery, which will be gradually rolled out across its fleet over the next three years.
Finnair extends pilot talks
Finnair has postponed its deadline for reaching an agreement with the Finnish Air Line Pilots Association (SLL) so it can get closer to its cost-savings target.
Flybe pulls two ATR 42s from its loss-making Finnair JV 
UK regional carrier Flybe is hoping to stem the losses of its Finnair joint venture, Flybe Finland, with the scheduled return of two ATR 42s to their lessor.
Ryanair issues €850m in bonds to fund new aircraft
Ryanair has issued €850 million ($1.2 billion) in new bonds to fund its new aircraft acquisitions, attracting a strong take-up.
Flybe Embraer E-195
Flybe CEO: Placement of unwanted Embraers is a top priority 
UK regional carrier Flybe has acquired five used Bombardier Q400s from an unnamed lessor and is in talks to avert a £27 million ($45 million) hit from its legacy Embraer fleet.
EasyJet A319
EasyJet applies to join Heathrow committee 
UK budget carrier easyJet has applied to join the London (Heathrow) Airlines Consultative Committee (LACC) and is refusing to rule out future operations from the UK hub.
Flybe Embraer E-175
Flybe restructuring yields full-year profit
Europe’s largest independent regional carrier Flybe has posted an £8 million ($13.4 million) net profit for its full 2013-14 financial year, reversing a £42.2 million prior-year net loss.
TAP Portugal A330-200
TAP privatization may be revived in 2014 
Portugal is hoping to restart the privatization of TAP Portugal this year, after its last attempt to sell the carrier fell through in late 2012.

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