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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.

Why 2019 was the final year for some of Europe’s oldest airline names. 
Unlike in the US—where airlines have merged—Europe has seen carriers go out of business.
Interview: EasyJet CEO discusses business climate, new partnerships 
Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, talks about the current business climate and his plans to formally launch the airline’s new direct hotels partnerships later this year.
Finnair Airbus A350-900
Finnair 3Q net profit down 18% on fuel costs, exchange rates
Oneworld carrier Finnair posted a 2019 third-quarter net profit of €57.6 million ($64.3 million), down 18% from €70.2 million in the year-ago period, primarily driven by higher fuel costs and adverse exchange rates.
EasyJet eyes inertia sensor data to fine-tune turnarounds
UK LCC easyJet is looking to further streamline aircraft turnaround performance by using inertia sensors to detect the exact timings of boarding and disembarkation.
Fastjet Mozambique to suspend operations Oct. 26
Fastjet Mozambique, one of the few remaining fastjet airlines, has announced plans to suspend flights at midnight on Oct. 26 because of stiff competition.
Flybe De Havilland Dash 8-400
Virgin Connect may consider larger aircraft
UK regional Virgin Connect, formerly known as Flybe, plans to ultimately consider larger aircraft once things have settled under its new ownership.
Clark: Regulators must act in unison on MAX return to service
Emirates Airline president Tim Clark urged regulators to reach a consensus on the Boeing 737 MAX’s return to service to avoid confusing the traveling public with piecemeal approvals across different jurisdictions.
Management acquires Nokia’s A2G connectivity assets
Telecommunications provider Nokia has sold its air-to-ground (A2G) aviation connectivity assets through a management buyout, leading to the creation of a new company called SkyFive that will play a key role in the worldwide roll-out of A2G.
Video: SkyFive CEO talks on Nokia buyout, worldwide A2G connectivity
EXCLUSIVE: SkyFive CEO Thorsten Robrecht on his management buy-out from Nokia and the worldwide roll out of air to ground (A2G) connectivity.
TUI Airways Boeing 767-300
TUI Airways: Tour operator model is not dead
UK leisure carrier TUI Airways believes the tour operator model is still relevant, despite the failure of UK rival Thomas Cook, but this relevance rests on digitalization, diversification and adapting to customer needs.
Video: TUI Airways speaks out on the impact of Thomas Cook failure, MAX grounding
TUI Airways managing director Dawn Wilson on the impact of the Thomas Cook failure and the Boeing 737 MAX grounding.
Aviation partners to form MRO Blockchain Alliance
Over the coming month, a group of aviation stakeholders will announce a collaborative MRO blockchain project that will give greater visibility over the lifecycle of aircraft parts.
Further M&As expected among MROs
Another round of ownership changes are expected in the MRO sector, driven by high valuations and private-equity (PE) companies reaching the end of their investment cycle.
MRO providers battle demand-led market
Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers are struggling for survival because they are unable to match intensely seasonal demand with higher prices.
EasyJet A320
EasyJet urges MRO providers to adapt
UK LCC easyJet is calling on maintenance providers to take a more proactive approach to technical disruptions, which can trigger huge passenger compensation bills, directly impacting airline financial results.
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