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.

Fastjet A319
Africa’s Solenta Aviation acquires 28% of fastjet
Johannesburg-based Solenta Aviation Holdings is to acquire 28% of African low-cost carrier (LCC) fastjet as part of a $48 million equity deal, which is expected to be finalized Jan. 24.
Norwegian details plans for 2017
Fast-expanding low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian plans to take nine Boeing 787-9s and its first 737 MAX in 2017, using some extra capacity to add its first long-haul, low-cost flights between the UK and non-US destinations.
PIA aircraft clips wing of parked Air France 777 in Toronto
Air France has confirmed that its Boeing 777-200 was struck at the end of its left wing while parked at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Jan. 3 by a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft maneuvering to reach its parking stand.
British Airways cabin crew announce 48-hour strike
British Airways (BA) cabin crew, represented by the Unite union, is planning a 48-hour strike on Jan. 10-11 as part of an ongoing pay dispute.
AirBaltic Bombardier CS300
AirBaltic takes delivery of second CS300
Latvian carrier airBaltic has received its second Bombardier CS300, after becoming the launch customer for the larger CSeries variant in late 2016.
Air France A380
Air France-KLM sells Servair and Amadeus stakes
Air France-KLM has finalized the sale of 49.99% of catering firm Servair to Chinese conglomerate HNA Group and raised a further €201 million ($211.4 million) by selling a 1.13% stake in Amadeus.
BOC Aviation orders five A320s
Singapore-headquartered lessor BOC Aviation has placed a firm order for five more Airbus A320-200s, all scheduled for delivery in 2017.
Europe Facing Uncetainty As 2017 Begins 
The UK Brexit, repeated terrorist attacks and continuing labor battles all contribute to a volatile European market.
Low Oil, Commodity Prices Challenge African Airlines 
Deadline approaches for intra-African liberalization while new new intra-African passport debuts in 2018. RawandAir CEO predicts turnaround within three years.
Interview: Jetstar Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka 
Jetstar was founded by Qantas in Australia in 2004 and has since grown into a $4 billion pan-Asian low-fares airline group, with joint-venture airlines in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam.
A Eurowings Airbus A319 aircraft with the random installation
Eurowings selects GX Aviation inflight broadband
Lufthansa Group low-cost subsidiary (LCC) Eurowings will equip 69 Airbus A320 family aircraft with Inmarsat GX Aviation broadband, with full roll-out anticipated by mid-2017.
Aer Lingus and Ryanair ordered to repay aid
The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has ordered Ireland to recover illegal aid received by Irish airlines Aer Lingus and Ryanair in the latest development of a long-running case.
Iran Air finalizes long-awaited Airbus order
Iran Air has finalized a much-anticipated firm order for 100 aircraft, comprising 46 Airbus A320s, 38 A330s and 16 A350s, finalizing and changing a tentative agreement from January 2016 that covered 118 aircraft.
South African carrier Airlink adds 11 ERJ 140s
Independent South African regional airline Airlink is to add 11 Embraer ERJ 140s, taking it to a fleet of 30 Embraer aircraft that operate alongside other types.
Nigeria's Arik Air hampered by further operational set backs
Nigerian carrier Arik Air has resumed operations after a Dec. 20 meeting called by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) addressed concerns between the airline and protesting aviation unions.
Blogs & Commentary
Jan 6, 2017

Aviation’s 2017 nightmares begin in Fort Lauderdale

There is still a lot to be learned from today’s shooting incident at Fort Lauderdale Airport, but this is the nightmare the industry – especially US airlines and airports – feared as we entered a new year....More
Jan 3, 2017

In defense of airlines’ checked baggage fees

Those wanting checked baggage fees rescinded are inadvertently advocating for worse customer service for passengers....More
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