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Victoria Moores

European Editor, Air Transport World,
Air Transport World

Victoria Moores joined Air Transport World as our London-based European Editor/Bureau Chief on 18 June 2012. Victoria has nearly 20 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.

Saudi Arabia, China eye EAN-style connectivity
Saudi Arabia and China are looking to roll out their own air-to-ground (A2G) aviation connectivity following the creation of the European Aviation Network (EAN).
Consultation period begins for new Polish airport
Stakeholders have been invited to comment on plans to create a new hub airport in Poland, known as Solidarity Transport Hub Poland (STH), which will be located between Warsaw and Łódź.
NR Investments acquires Moldova’s largest airport
Channel Islands property fund NR Investments has agreed to acquire a 95% of the concession at Moldova’s primary airport, Chisinau International, from current operator Avia Invest.
Kenya Airways posts interim net loss on new route costs
Kenya Airways has posted a KES8.6 billion ($83 million) interim net loss for the first six months of 2019, double the KES4 million net loss for the same period in 2018.
Gatwick Airport seeks permission to develop standby runway
London Gatwick Airport has started acting on plans to develop its existing northern runway, which is currently used as a standby, so smaller aircraft can depart alongside its main runway by the mid-2020s.
Heathrow Flight Paths (hatched rectangles) where no drones will be flown
Environmentalists to fly drones near Heathrow to protest expansion
Climate-campaign group Heathrow Pause is planning to fly toy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more commonly known as drones, within London Heathrow Airport’s exclusion zone “from Sept. 13” with the aim of keeping flights grounded.
Thomas Cook Airbus A321
Thomas Cook agrees to recapitalization terms
Leisure travel specialist Thomas Cook has agreed on the key commercial terms for a £900 million ($1.1 billion) recapitalization, which will include ownership changes at the group’s airline unit.
African startup Uganda Airlines launches operations
East African startup Uganda Airlines has launched operations with an initial scheduled service between Entebbe and Nairobi (Kenya), marking the start of a growth plan that foresees 20 destinations by the end of 2021.
UK CAA investigates British Airways’ strike miscommunication
The UK CAA is looking into whether British Airways (BA) fully complied with its passenger-rights obligations, after the airline mistakenly told some passengers their flights were canceled during an upcoming pilots’ strike.
Confidential and professional resources support stressed pilots 
All European airlines must have mental health support programs in place for their crews by August 2020, but will pilots be willing to seek that help?
Air Astana A320neo
Air Astana narrows 1H net loss on efficiency improvements
Kazakhstan-based Air Astana posted a 2019 first-half $7.2 million net loss, a 61% year-over-year (YOY) improvement compared to a net loss of $18.3 million in the year-ago period.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair to add first flights to Georgia
Ryanair plans to make its debut this fall in Georgia—a former Soviet republic located between Europe and Asia—serving the country’s capital of Tbilisi and the west-Georgian city of Kutaisi.
Ryanair averts Irish strike, but faces UK and Spanish walkouts
As Irish LCC Ryanair continues to deal with labor issues among its various pilot and cabin crew unions, passengers are bracing for travel disruptions across Europe through September.
Investigation begins into SWISS Airbus A220 engine incident
A serious incident investigation has begun, after a Pratt & Whitney-powered Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) Airbus A220 experienced an inflight engine failure and a subsequent inspection revealed that the low-pressure compressor (LPC) stage 1 rotor was missing.
Air Austral Boeing 787-8
Air Austral closes in on mid-haul fleet renewal decision
Réunion-based Air Austral plans to finalize a medium-haul fleet decision over the coming months, as it seeks to develop its network from Réunion and possibly the nearby Indian Ocean island of Mayotte.
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