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.

Aircraft interiors manufacturer AIM Altitude names new CEO 
UK-based aircraft interiors designer and manufacturer AIM Altitude has promoted group commercial director Richard Bower to CEO, succeeding Mark Edwards in the role.
Finnair expects to triple 2016 operating profit 
Finnair has again stepped up its 2017 full-year operating profit outlook to over €155 million ($180 million) - nearly triple the €55 million figure it posted in 2016 - exceeding the top end of its most recent €135-155 million guidance.
EasyJet picks TUI Group executive as next CEO 
UK LCC easyJet has selected TUI Group deputy CEO Johan Lundgren as its next CEO, succeeding Carolyn McCall who will hand over leadership of the airline on Nov. 30.
ADP in talks to acquire Amman Airport operator AIG 
French airports operator Groupe Aéroports de Paris (ADP) announced it is in exclusive negotiations to acquire Airport International Group (AIG), which runs Amman Airport in Jordan.
Finnair gets green light to buy back its regional airline 
Finnair will again take full control of its regional airline, Nordic Regional Airlines (Norra), in November after the transaction secured clearance from Finland’s competition authorities.
UK court rules Monarch has no claim on summer 2018 slots 
Administrators acting for UK leisure carrier Monarch Airlines will appeal a high court ruling that the grounded airline has no entitlement to its summer 2018 slots.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair rolls out new digital initiatives 
Irish LCC Ryanair has rolled out a series of new digital initiatives as part of its Always Getting Better (AGB) improvement program, including connecting flights at Porto Airport in Portugal.
EC approves acquisition of Copenhagen Airports 
The European Commission (EC) has given the green light for Danish investor Arbejdsmarkedets Tillaegspension (ATP) and Canada’s Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan Board (OTPP) to indirectly acquire a controlling stake Danish airports operator Copenhagen Airports.
FedEx ATR 72-600F
FedEx Express orders up to 50 new-build ATR freighters 
​US cargo specialist FedEx Express will become the launch customer for the line-produced ATR 72-600 freighter, after placing a firm order for 30 aircraft, plus 20 options.
Level Airbus A330-200
IAG to finalize Level plan by year-end 
International Airlines Group (IAG) CEO Willie Walsh is aiming to finalize Spanish long-haul LCC Level’s next steps before year-end and hire a dedicated CEO for the business.
Swedish regional NextJet regains full AOC 
Swedish regulators have restored the full air operator’s certificate (AOC) for regional NextJet, replacing the temporary certificate that was issued because of financial concerns.
NATS sees passenger drones in the near future 
UK air navigation services provider NATS has predicted passenger drones will soon become a reality.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair to offer ‘materially better’ pilot pay 
Irish LCC Ryanair, which is still recovering from a crewing crisis, has said it will offer experienced pilots a 20% pay premium over its LCC rivals, adding €100 million ($116.3 million) to its annual cost base.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair interim net profit rises 11% despite cancellations 
Irish LCC Ryanair has posted a €1.29 billion ($1.5 billion) net profit for the six months to Sept. 30, 2017, despite crewing problems that forced it to cancel thousands of flights.
London Gatwick Airport CEO Stewart Wingate
AOA: London Gatwick outstrips government forecasts 
London Gatwick Airport is once again calling for a second runway, saying it has already passed the 45-million passenger figure the UK government forecasted for 2030.
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