Victoria Moores

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.

Articles
British Airways leases out surplus ex-Monarch Gatwick slots 
UK carrier British Airways (BA) has confirmed that it is leasing out some of the summer 2018 London Gatwick slots that it acquired from defunct UK leisure carrier Monarch Airlines, because it was unable to use them all.
Airlines focus on air connectivity being more like home 
Airlines are typically looking for efficiency—minimizing costs and maximizing revenue—and stronger passenger brand engagement.
Ryanair's full-year profit up 10% despite cancellations 
Irish LCC Ryanair’s net profit for 2017-18 has risen 10% to €1.45 billion ($1.71 billion), delivering a 20% net margin, even after thousands of flight cancellations in fall 2017, but rising labor and fuel costs mean a weaker result is expected for 2018-19.
Air Belgium secures Russian overflight rights 
Long-haul start-up Air Belgium has been granted Russian overflight permission, cementing its revised June 3 launch date.
Nordic Aviation Capital acquires Aldus Aviation’s E-Jet portfolio 
Danish regional aircraft lessor Nordic Aviation Capital has acquired all the aircraft owned by Aldus Aviation Fund, comprising 29 Embraer E-Jets.
Virgin Atlantic, Air France-KLM and Delta finalize JV terms 
Air France-KLM, UK long-haul carrier Virgin Atlantic and US major Delta Air Lines said they signed “definitive agreements” for their transatlantic joint venture (JV) on May 15.
Brussels Airlines Airbus A320
Pilot strike forces Brussels Airlines to cancel 75% of flights 
A Brussels Airlines pilot strike on May 14 and May 16 has limited the Belgium carrier to just 25% of its normal schedule, disrupting flights for 50,000 passengers at an estimated cost of €4.7 million ($5.6 million) per day.
Finnair deepens cooperation with Widerøe 
Oneworld member Finnair will add nine new destinations to its codeshare agreement with Norwegian regional airline Widerøe, strengthening the airlines’ existing partnership.
WOW Air A330neo
WOW Air confirms India in new eastern push 
Rapidly expanding Icelandic LCC WOW Air has started its strategic shift toward Asia, firming plans to launch flights between Reykjavik in Iceland and Delhi in India.
Nigerian startup Green Africa Airways names management team 
Nigerian startup Green Africa Airways has appointed Caribbean Airlines VP-operations Jag Singh as COO and former JetBlue Airways VP-flight operations Bart Roberts as safety review board chairman.
Aviation Association of Latvia
Latvia to develop 2019-25 aviation strategy 
Latvian aviation stakeholders have signed a memorandum of cooperation, which will lead to the industry and government jointly creating an aviation strategy for 2019-25.
Asiana Airlines A330 wing slices tail off Turkish Airlines A321 
​An investigation has begun after an Asiana Airlines Airbus A330-300’s wing collided with the tail of a Turkish Airlines A321 while taxiing at Istanbul Airport on May 13, causing substantial damage to the parked aircraft.
WOW Air A330-300
Iceland’s WOW Air poised to announce flights to India 
Icelandic LCC WOW Air appears to be on the verge of announcing flights to India, firming up plans for a strategic shift toward Asia, as reported by ATW in April.
SAS appoints director to oversee growth 
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has named hospitality industry executive Thomas Engelhart as head of its growth initiative.
Emirates Airline doubles profit in 2017-18 
Emirates Airline has posted 124% profit growth for its most recent financial year, delivering a AED2.8 billion ($762 million) profit despite “strong competitive pressure across all markets” and higher fuel prices.
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