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.

KLM Cityhopper Fokker 70
KLM adds three new European links
KLM Cityhopper will add new routes to Belfast in Northern Ireland, Krakow in Poland and the French city of Montpellier in May.
Flybe ATR 72
Finnish investors to acquire Flybe’s 60% stake in Flybe Nordic 
Two Finnish firms, StaffPoint Holding and G.W. Sohlberg (GWS), have signed a letter of intent to buy Flybe’s 60% stake in Flybe Nordic for the token sum of €1 ($1.20).
EASA, FAA issue South Sudanese airspace warning
The European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) and FAA have warned that civil airlines could be in danger when flying through South Sudanese airspace.
DP Aircraft I plans to acquire two more 787s
Guernsey-based lessor DP Aircraft I, which has two Boeing 787s placed with Norwegian, is considering acquiring another pair of 787s to lease to an unnamed airline.
Royal Air Maroc 787
Royal Air Maroc receives its first Boeing 787
Royal Air Maroc took delivery of its first 787 at Boeing’s Everett delivery center Dec. 31, arriving in Casablanca on Jan. 5.
Freedom's Call 
After 26 years of waiting for liberalization, 2015 could be a positive year for African aviation.
Price Wars 
European carriers prepare for a bruising in 2015.
First Ebola case confirmed in the UK
Work has begun to track down fellow passengers of a Scottish health care worker, who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone with Royal Air Maroc and British Airways (BA).
West Africa’s Gambia Bird suspends flights
Banjul-based Gambia Bird Airlines, which launched in Oct. 2012 in partnership with German carrier Germania, has suspended its operations until further notice.
Boeing 737 MAX
Air China commits to 60 Boeing 737NGs and MAXs 
Air China has committed to purchase 60 Boeing 737NGs and MAXs, valued at more than $6 billion at current list prices.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines A320
SAS plots cautious growth, dismisses Norwegian challenge 
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will add a new Stockholm-Hong Kong service in 2015, as part of its cautious capacity growth plan, and is unconcerned about Norwegian’s recent discrimination claim.
SAS posts $94 million fiscal year net loss; raises cost cutting target 
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has added another SEK2.1 billion ($273.5 million) to its cost savings target after swinging to a SEK719 million full-year net loss compared with a SEK1.4 billion prior-year net profit.
Blue1 to replace Boeing 717s, likely with 737-600s 
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has announced plans to “reboot” its Blue1 subsidiary by replacing its nine Boeing 717s, most likely with 737-600s, and using it as a wet-lease provider.
Aer Lingus A330-200
IAG reveals failed Aer Lingus takeover bid 
British Airways and Iberia parent International Airlines Group (IAG) has revealed that Aer Lingus’ board has rebuffed a potential takeover attempt.
E-Jet lessor Aldus Aviation to double fleet by 2016 
Irish Embraer lessor Aldus Aviation is planning to have 30 E-Jets in its portfolio by the end of 2014, a figure which it plans to double by 2016.

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