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 Airbus A319
Fastjet posts deeper losses for 2013 
African low-cost carrier FastJet has reported a full-year net loss of $80.9 million, deepened from a $56 million net loss in the prior 18 months.
Rendering of Boeing 767-300ER and 787 in Air Astana livery
Air Astana to defer 787s; will go for A321neos and E2s 
Air Astana CEO Peter Foster is in talks to defer the carrier’s Boeing 787 order, but is planning to commit to Embraer E2s at the Farnborough Airshow ahead of finalizing a lease for around 11 Airbus A321neos this fall.
Air Astana ‘hugely interested’ in revamped 757 
Air Astana CEO Peter Foster claims Boeing’s plans to launch a revamped 757 in the mid-2020s are advancing and has said he is “hugely interested” in the project.
Fastjet Airbus A319
Fastjet sells stake in Fly540 Kenya 
African low-cost carrier Fastjet has struck a deal to sell its stake in loss-making Fly540 Kenya for a nominal fee and is considering replacing it with a new venture, Fastjet Kenya.
IATA works on home bag tag red tape 
IATA is working with the European Commission to remove the green stripe from luggage labels, clearing the way for home bag tag printing.
French ATC strike threatens major disruption  1
A six-day strike by one of France’s largest air traffic controllers’ unions, the UNSA-ICNA, is set to cause major disruption to flights throughout Europe.
Finnair A330-300
Finnair proceeds with cabin crew outsourcing 
Finnair will outsource its cabin crew on approximately 20 long- and short-haul routes over the next two years, leading to job cuts, after union talks failed to hit its €18 million ($24 million) cost-cutting target.
Flybe Bombardier Q400
IAG sells remaining Flybe shares 
International Airlines Group (IAG)—the parent of British Airways (BA), Iberia and Vueling—has sold its shares in UK regional carrier Flybe.
SITA, American Airlines to test passenger airport navigation tool 
Technology specialist SITA is creating a registry of beacons that could be used by mobile phone apps to help passengers navigate through airports.
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.

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