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 Boeing 737-800
Ryanair raises guidance after ‘solid’ 1H performance
Ryanair has significantly increased its full-year net profit guidance to €750-€770 million ($939- $964 million) from its earlier €650 million forecast, after posting a 32% hike in its first-half net profit.
Air France-KLM tails
Air France’s Alitalia stake to be diluted to under 1% 
Etihad Airways’ plan to take a 49% shareholding in Alitalia will dilute Air France’s stake in the Italian carrier to less than 1%, according to Air France-KLM CFO Pierre-François Riolacci.
SSJ100 in VLM Airlines’ livery
VLM Airlines to take up to 14 SSJ100LRs 
Belgian regional VLM Airlines, which is in the middle of a management buyout, is to launch the Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100LR in Europe after detailing plans to take up to 14 of the type.
Air France Boeing 777-300ER
Air France-KLM pilot strike contributes to 32% drop in 3Q net profit 
Air France-KLM reported third-quarter net income of €100 million ($127.2 million), down 32.4% from a €148 million profit in the year-ago period, due to its pilot strike and overcapacity putting pressure on yields.
TAP Portugal A330-200
TAP Portugal braces for cabin crew strike 
TAP Portugal has warned it is expecting “significant disruption” from a cabin crew walkout planned for Oct. 30 and Nov. 1.
Monarch Airlines A320
Greybull completes Monarch acquisition; plans to cut 700 jobs 
Monarch Holdings, the parent company of UK leisure carrier Monarch Airlines, has been sold to private investment firm Greybull Capital and has confirmed plans to cut 700 jobs.
Management acquires Belgium’s VLM Airlines 
CityJet’s regional wet-lease and charter subsidiary VLM Airlines is to be acquired by its management team, just months after its parent company was sold by Air France to Germany’s Intro Aviation.
Royal Jordanian names flight ops director acting CEO 
Royal Jordanian has named Haitham Misto as its acting president and CEO, replacing Nasser Lozi.
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary signs for five more years 
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has committed to remain with the Irish budget carrier until September 2019.
Tarom Boeing 737-300
Romanian carrier Tarom mulls low-cost subsidiary 
Romanian national carrier Tarom is studying the creation of a low-cost carrier, which it could launch using its four existing Boeing 737-300s.
Delta Air Lines Boeing 747-400
Delta, Air France-KLM and Alitalia offer to give up slots in EU antitrust probe 
The European Commission (EC) is seeking input into whether SkyTeam members Delta Air Lines, Air France-KLM and Alitalia have unfair dominance on their transatlantic New York services.
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 
SAS Scandinavian Airlines president and CEO Rickard Gustafson has said he will push to make the airline’s mainline division more competitive, rather than setting up a low-cost unit.

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