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.

Ryanair 737-800
Ryanair increases full-year guidance
Irish budget carrier Ryanair is expecting to hit the upper end of its €620-€650 million ($795-$834 million) full-year net profit guidance and has stepped up its full-year traffic forecast from 86 million to 87 million passengers.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair selects Amadeus as its second GDS
As part of its drive to attract more business customers, Ryanair has inked a distribution agreement with Amadeus and will start listing its fares on the platform from Nov. 1.
Air France A380
Air France still blighted by pilot strike 
Air France expected to operate 46% of flights Wednesday and 47% of flights Thursday, as it comes under increased pressure to ditch its Transavia Europe plans.
Greenland Express E-190
Greenland Express suspends operations 
Startup carrier Greenland Express has suspended flights after just three months of operation and is aiming to re-launch at some point with a different aircraft type.
Monarch Airlines A330-200
Greybull Capital lead bidder for Monarch Airlines 
London-based investment company Greybull Capital has been named as the lead bidder for Monarch Holdings, the parent of UK leisure carrier Monarch Airlines.
Air Transat A330-200
Air Transat to lease four 737s for winter 2014–15 
Canadian leisure carrier Air Transat will take two Boeing 737-700s and two -800s on seasonal lease from Europe Airpost in France and Czech Republic-based Travel Service Airlines.
Rendering of A330-200 in Iberia livery
IAG converts eight A330-200 options for Iberia 
International Airlines Group (IAG) has firmed up eight Airbus A330-200 options for Iberia, valued at $1.5 billion at list prices, and taken options on a further 10 A330s for the group.
Aeroflot Boeing 737-800
Aeroflot registers new low-cost carrier 
Russia’s Aeroflot has registered a new low-cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary called Byudzhetny Perevozchik, which directly translates as “Budget Carrier,” after European sanctions forced it to close its Dobrolet startup.
Norwegian CEO details long-haul plans; confident on US clearance 
Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos is eyeing long-haul flights to Africa and Latin America in 2016-18, and is still optimistic it will secure US clearance for Norwegian International.
Rendering of A320ceo in easyJet livery
EasyJet exercises purchase rights on 27 more A320ceos 
UK budget carrier easyJet has firmed up purchase rights on 27 A320ceos, for delivery between 2015 and 2018, to tap into “disciplined growth” opportunities.
Wizz Air could convert all its outstanding A320s to A321s 
Rapidly expanding Eastern European budget carrier Wizz Air is considering switching all of its outstanding Airbus A320s to the larger A321, if the larger variant proves successful.
Rendering of E-175 in United Express livery
Flybe, Embraer and Republic ink deal covering 50 E-175s and 24 Q400s 
Republic Airways Holdings has placed a $2.1 billion order for 50 more Embraer E-175s, including 20 previously destined for Flybe, and has agreed to sublease 24 Bombardier Q400s to the UK regional.
Lufthansa Group orders 10 A320ceos for Eurowings 
Lufthansa Group has ordered 10 A320ceos for its Eurowings subsidiary, which is being repositioned as a low-cost carrier.
Ethiopian Airlines poised to announce 737 MAX order 
Ethiopian Airlines is expected to announce a Boeing 737 MAX order on Sept. 20, maintaining its all-Boeing narrowbody fleet.
Avolon finalizes order for six 787-9s, five 737 MAX 9s 
Irish lessor Avolon has finalized an order for six Boeing 787-9s and five 737 MAX 9s, valued at more than $2.1 billion at list prices.

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