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.

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Tarom Boeing 737-300
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Delta Air Lines Boeing 747-400
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AEA responds to allegations of protectionism 
Association of European Airlines (AEA) CEO Athar Husain Khan has pushed back against the suggestion that European airlines are protectionist, redirecting the focus onto other, less liberalized markets.
Ryanair 737-800
Ryanair aims to double in size by 2024 
Irish budget carrier Ryanair is planning to nearly double its passenger numbers by 2024, excluding its long-haul ambitions and its current bid to acquire Cyprus Airways.
AEA CEO acknowledges need for European airline consolidation 
The Association of European Airlines (AEA) has acknowledged there will definitely be European airline failures over the next three to five years, potentially including some of its members.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines A320
SAS Scandinavian Airlines rules out low-cost carrier strategy 
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Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair waits on Aer Lingus appeals 
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Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair adds detail to Cypriot and long-haul plans 
Irish budget carrier Ryanair is expecting to hear news on its Cyprus Airways bid by early 2015 and is likely to use the Ryanair-linked branding for its long-haul, low-cost project.
Etihad Regional Saab 2000
Etihad Regional clarifies its control structure 
Etihad Regional has submitted some minor changes to the Swiss and European authorities to clarify that its shareholders have effective control of the airline.
AerCap stresses burning need for European airline consolidation 
The European airline market remains too fragmented, with 35 carriers handling 80% of traffic compared with just four in the US, AerCap Holdings head of Europe, Middle East and Africa Kenneth Wigmore said.

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