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.

Icelandair Boeing 757-200
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Fastjet Zimbabwe A319
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Arik Air Boeing 737-800s resume service after wing tip collision 
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Comair Boeing 737 damaged after gear collapse  1
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TNT Express Boeing 737
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Luxair Boeing 737-800
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Europe issues action plan following Germanwings crash 
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ATR downgrades 2016 delivery outlook  1
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Norwegian 787
Norwegian 3Q profits up; finalizes order for 19 Boeing 787-9s  1
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Avolon shareholders approve Bohai Leasing merger 
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FedEx gets EU nod for TNT takeover 
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AEA future remains uncertain 
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