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.

EasyJet closing in on European AOC
UK low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet is expecting to finalize plans for a European air operator’s certificate (AOC) by early 2017.
EasyJet A319
EasyJet full-year net profit down 22%
UK low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet reported a full-year net profit of £427 million ($534.7 million), down 22% from a £548 million profit in the prior year.
Air France Boeing 777-300ER
Air France strengthens ties with Copa Airlines
Air France has expanded its codeshare with Copa Airlines, adding its designator to five more routes operated by the Panamanian airline.
Lufthansa A320
Lufthansa faces new pilot strike threat
Lufthansa has reacted strongly to a fresh threat of strike action from the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) union, labeling it as “absolutely incomprehensible.”
AirBaltic Bombardier CS300
AirBaltic to launch Bombardier CSeries 300 service Dec. 14
Latvian carrier airBaltic has confirmed the first Bombardier CSeries 300 (CS300) will make its commercial debut between Riga and Amsterdam Dec. 14.
Wizz Air Airbus A321
Wizz Air interim 1H profit up 39.1%
Central and Eastern European low-cost carrier (LCC) Wizz Air reported an interim first-half net income of €253.3 million ($284.2 million) for the six months to Sept. 30, up 39.1% from a €182.1 million profit in the year-ago period.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair and TUIfly ordered to repay state aid
Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair and German leisure airline TUIfly have been ordered to repay a total of €12.7 million ($13.9 million) in state aid after the European Commission ruled their deals with Austria’s Klagenfurt Airport were anti-competitive.
Qatar A380
Qatar Airways to complete Meridiana deal by January
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Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350 XWB
Ethiopian in talks with partner airlines for possible JVs 
Ethiopian Airlines is in talks over possible joint ventures in a number of African countries, including Botswana, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Ethiopian Airlines closes in on 777X and 100-seater decisions 
Ethiopian Airlines aims to decide on a 100-seat aircraft order before the end of 2016 and is still considering the Boeing 777X in preparation for a possible order in 2017.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair interim net profit up 7% 
Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair reported a first half net income of €1.17 billion ($1.3 billion), up 7% from a €1.09 billion profit in the year-ago period.
Air France Airbus A380.
Air France to 'catch up' with KLM in new plan 
Air France is under pressure to bridge the competitiveness gap that has opened up with sister company KLM, under the Air France-KLM Group’s newest strategy.
Air France-KLM details new strategy for group growth 
“The status quo is not an option. We must launch a new dynamic to return to a leadership position,” Chairman and CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac said.
Air France Boeing 777-300ER
Air France plans 'lower cost' long-haul airline to fight Gulf carriers 
Air France is planning a lower-cost long-haul airline which will operate 10 aircraft by 2020 in a two-class layout, under its new Trust Together strategy.
Qatar Airways, British Airways expand codeshare 
Qatar Airways and British Airways (BA) have expanded their codeshare partnership, adding a series of UK and European flights.
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