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.

Finnair CEO named as oneworld chairman
Finnair CEO Pekka Vauramo is to chair the governing board of the oneworld alliance for the coming two years.
British Airways Boeing 787-9
British Airways’ cabin crew plan four-day walkout
Cabin crews at International Airlines Group’s British Airways (BA) are to stage a four-day strike June 16-19 as part of an ongoing pay dispute.
Level Airbus A330
IAG long-haul LCC Level makes inaugural flight
International Airlines Group’s (IAG) new long-haul, low-cost carrier (LCC) Level launched flights from Barcelona June 1, with an initial Airbus A330-operated service to Los Angeles.
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium A320
Brussels Airlines, VLM to acquire Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium
Leisure carrier Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium (TCAB) is being sold to two companies, Lufthansa Group carrier Brussels Airlines and a company working to resurrect former Belgian regional carrier VLM Airlines.
Malaysia Airlines flight turns back after bomb threat
A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330, operating as flight MH128 from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur May 31, was forced to turn back after a passenger allegedly said they had a bomb and attempted to force entry to the cockpit.
Airberlin Boeing 737-800
Airberlin widens net loss in 1Q
German leisure carrier airberlin reported a first-quarter net loss of €293.3 million ($315 million), widened from a €182.3 million net loss in the year-ago period as a result of turnaround measures.
More airlines seek connectivity deals with Ryanair 
Ryanair said it has been approached by 10 airlines since the Irish low-cost carrier began selling flights for Spanish leisure carrier Air Europa, but plans for wider connectivity with Norwegian are progressing at a “glacial” pace.
Ryanair in talks to accelerate fleet growth
Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair is in talks with Boeing and its lessors to secure extra capacity for 2018 and 2019, as the airline continues its growth strategy.
No conclusion from EU-US laptop ban talks
The European Commission has said talks are still ongoing with US authorities over a possible extension of the large personal electronic device (PED) ban.
Ryanair full-year net profit up 6%
Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair reported a full-year net profit of €1.3 billion ($1.5 billion), up 6% from a €1.2 billion net profit in the year-ago period.
Safran reduces offer for Zodiac Aerospace 
French aerospace firm Safran has cut its offer for seating and cabin interior manufacturer Zodiac Aerospace to €25 ($28) per share, down from an earlier price of €29.47.
Rolls-Royce begins UltraFan gearbox high-power testing 
Rolls-Royce has performed the first power runs of the gearbox for its new UltraFan engine at a facility in Germany.
Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-9
Hainan Airlines to add 13 787-9s and six 737 MAX 8s 
HNA Group subsidiary Hainan Airlines is raising funds to acquire 13 Boeing 787-9s and six 737 MAX 8s.
Qazaq Air to add two more aircraft 
Kazakhstan-based regional carrier Qazaq Air is aiming to grow its fleet to five aircraft within two years.
Newark Airport reopens after United Airlines 757 engine fire 
New York Newark Airport has reopened after a United Airlines Boeing 757 had a suspected engine fire while taxiing, leading to minor injuries during the evacuation.
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