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.

Meridiana MD-80
Meridiana names new group CEO 
Sardinia-based Meridiana has named former Aer Lingus and Ukraine International Airlines executive Richard Creagh as its new group CEO, succeeding Roberto Scaramella who resigned on Nov. 18 for personal reasons.
Frontier Airlines orders nine Airbus A321ceos 
Colorado-based Frontier Airlines has placed its first Airbus A321 order, inking a deal for nine of the type to join its all-Airbus fleet.
ANA Boeing 767-300F
ANA seeks clearance for cargo JV with United Airlines 
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) is seeking permission to form a transpacific cargo joint venture (JV) with its Star Alliance partner United Airlines.
EasyJet A319
EasyJet rules out Wi-Fi for now 
EasyJet CEO Carolyn McCall believes that onboard Wi-Fi connectivity will ultimately become ubiquitous, but it needs to get better to get easyJet’s buy-in.
Alitalia A330-200
Alitalia cements Etihad ties with new services, extended codeshare 
Alitalia has announced plans to serve its Etihad Airways’ Abu Dhabi home base from Milan Malpensa and Venice, plus an expanded codeshare with its new equity partner covering 46 routes.
British Airways Boeing 747-400
British Airways Boeing 747 begins volcanic ash mission 
British Airways (BA) has started a year-long volcanic ash monitoring project in partnership with the UK Met Office and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).
EasyJet A319
EasyJet believes it can top its 90.6% full-year load factor 
EasyJet achieved a full-year average load factor of 90.6% for the year ended Sept. 30, but it plans to increase this still further in 2014-15 by driving up passenger numbers on off-peak flights.
Aer Lingus A330-200
Aer Lingus to hold critical pension vote Dec. 10 

Aer Lingus’ shareholders will decide whether to accept a critical pension deal during an extraordinary general meeting Dec. 10.

Aer Lingus is seeking shareholder approval to plough €190.7 million ($238.3 million) into its pensions scheme to resolve a deficit which represents “a real and significant risk to the success of the company.”

EasyJet A319
EasyJet posts 13% full-year net profit boost 
UK budget carrier easyJet reported a full-year net income of £450 million ($705 million), up 13% from a £398 million profit in the year-ago period, marking its fourth year of record profits.
Virgin Atlantic 787-9
Virgin Atlantic in talks to lease out two Heathrow slot pairs 
Virgin Atlantic is looking to lease out two sets of Heathrow slots freed up by the demise of its UK short-haul arm Little Red, until it has the aircraft it needs to operate them itself.
Workers remove wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17
MH17 wreckage moved to the Netherlands 
Dutch air accident investigators have begun moving the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to the Netherlands, where a section of the Boeing 777-200ER will be reconstructed.
Fastjet A319
Fastjet to sell Tanzanian stake; secures Zambia and Uganda clearances 
Fastjet, which is seeking further funding, is selling some of its shares in fastjet Tanzania to local investors and has been granted both its Zambia air service permit (ASP) and Ugandan fifth freedom rights.
Little Red demise to free up nine Heathrow slots 
Virgin Atlantic may be forced to give up nine of the 12 London Heathrow slots it is using for its UK short-haul arm Little Red, when the operation closes next year.
Flybe Bombardier Q400
Flybe swings to an interim loss 
UK regional carrier Flybe has reported a first-half net loss of £15.4 million ($24.3 million), down from a £13.6 million restated net profit in the year-ago period.
EASA warns of Egyptian airspace risk  2
The European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) has warned airlines and regulators of a “significant risk” to civil aircraft operating through Egyptian airspace.

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