Victoria Moores

European Editor/Bureau Chief,
Air Transport World

Victoria Moores joined Air Transport World in June 2012, as the publication's UK-based European Editor/Bureau Chief.

She began her aviation career in 1997, working in airline ground operations in the UK and Belgium for British Midland International. Victoria 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.

Vinci Airports gets green light for Gatwick acquisition
The European Commission (EC) has given the go-ahead for French airports operator and infrastructure specialist Vinci to acquire majority control of London’s Gatwick Airport.
Macquarie to sell 36% stake in Brussels Airport
Infrastructure investor Macquarie has agreed to sell its 36% stake in Brussels Airport to a consortium of investors, made up of Netherlands-based pensions investor APG, Queensland Investment Corp. (QIC) and finance specialist Swiss Life.
Intro Aviation to acquire majority stake in TUI’s Corsair
German tourism specialist TUI Group has agreed to sell a 53% stake in French long-haul carrier Corsair to German investor Intro Aviation for an undisclosed sum.
Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300ER
Qatar Airways to acquire another airline equity stake this year 
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker plans to acquire another airline equity stake in 2019 and—separately—has voiced interest in setting up an Indian domestic airline and expanding Qatar Airways’ African network.
Ryanair Buzz
Ryanair to rebrand Polish airline as ‘Buzz’ 
Irish LCC Ryanair has announced plans to rename Polish leisure carrier Ryanair Sun as “Buzz,” reviving the name of the LCC that it acquired from KLM in 2003.
EasyJet A320neo
Lundgren: EasyJet ‘not desperate’ for Alitalia deal 
EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren is continuing to weigh the merits of a joint Alitalia investment with US carrier Delta Air Lines, but he said the UK LCC is “not desperate” for a transaction to materialize.
BOC Aviation reports 2018 net profit up 5.8% as turnover increased
Singapore-headquartered lessor BOC Aviation’s net profits rose 5.8% year-over-year (YOY) to $620 million in 2018, marking a record year for the company.
EasyJet A319
EasyJet moves ahead with hotel partnerships to boost revenue
EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren is pressing ahead with plans to partner directly with hotels to boost ancillary revenues, despite other two other major European LCCs stepping back from leisure-holiday packaging.
European airline CEOs anticipate more airline failures 
The CEOs of some of Europe’s largest airlines—easyJet, International Airlines Group (IAG), KLM, Lufthansa and Ryanair—are all anticipating further airline failures, despite reasonably positive market conditions.
Crashed Ethiopian 737 MAX pilot requested return clearance
The pilot of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 that crashed March 10 issued a distress call, according to the airline’s group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam.
Spohr: Unions should be involved in A4E
Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr believes that lobby group Airlines for Europe (A4E) would have more impact with European regulators if unions were involved with the body.
A4E: Brexit could unlock EU passenger rights reform
The UK’s exit from the European Union (Brexit) has the potential to unlock long-awaited reform of Europe’s passenger rights rules.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
O’Leary eyes another airline to join new holding company 
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary sees at least one more airline—ideally an Airbus operator—joining his new holding company within five years, with further large aircraft orders also likely before then.
Injuries reported after Laudamotion aborted takeoff
Eight passengers have been injured during evacuation after a Laudamotion Airbus A320-200 aborted takeoff from London Stansted Airport because of engine problems.
Qatar Airways set for Paris Air Show order
Qatar Airways plans to place an aircraft order at the Paris Air Show and, separately, is looking to further develop its aircraft leasing business.
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