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.


Connectivity key to successful passenger experience 
Passenger loyalty used to revolve around frequent flier programs. Now the entire journey needs to be made as simple and as connected as possible.
SWISS converts five Bombardier CS100s to CS300s
Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is to convert five more Bombardier CSeries 100s to the larger CS300.
Finnair A350-900
Finnair suspends Miami route on aircraft, crew shortage
Oneworld carrier Finnair has been forced to suspend its Helsinki-Miami service for summer 2017 and cut Helsinki-Chicago frequencies, citing a temporary shortage of aircraft and crew.
US & UK ban carry-on electronics, citing unspecified terrorist concerns
In the space of 24 hours, the US and UK issued directives barring passengers from taking personal electronic devices larger than a smartphone in their carry-on bags onboard certain flights.
UK follows US electronic device ban but exempts UAE & Qatar
The UK government has banned large personal devices in the cabin on flights from six Middle East and North African countries, under restrictions that apply to all operators on those routes.
UK to follow US lead in personal device restrictions
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Air Madagascar Boeing 737-300
Air Madagascar selects Air Austral as preferred bidder
Reunion-based Air Austral has been selected as Air Madagascar’s preferred strategic partner over a rival short-listed bid from Star Alliance carrier Ethiopian Airlines.
Reports: Post-crash fire destroys South Supreme Airlines AN26
An Antonov AN26 passenger aircraft, operated by South Sudanese carrier South Supreme Airlines, has reportedly crashed and been destroyed by fire with no fatalities.
BOC Aviation orders 13 more Boeing 737 MAX 8s
Singapore-headquartered lessor BOC Aviation has placed an order for 13 Boeing 737 MAX 8s.
Alitalia A330-200
Alitalia CEO confirms 2,000 jobs to go
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Alitalia air transport employees gather for a protest rally
Flights canceled as French, Italian strikes hit
European travelers have been hit by yet another wave of strike action, as Italy’s air traffic controllers and air transport workers, as well as Air France’s cabin crew, stage separate protests.
Lessor BOC Aviation orders two more A320s
Singapore-headquartered lessor BOC Aviation has placed an order for two more Airbus A320-200s for delivery this year.
Embraer E190-E2 takes off on its maiden flight.
Fourth Embraer E190-E2 test aircraft completes maiden flight
Embraer’s fourth E190-E2 test aircraft flew for the first time March 17, performing an initial two-hour mission.
Flybondi and Boeing execs
Argentine ULCC startup Flybondi to launch with Boeing 737-800s
Argentine ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) startup Flybondi has selected the Boeing 737-800 as its launch aircraft and is ready to begin negotiations for up to 50 737 MAX 200s.
Finnair A330-300
Helsinki ground handler strike forces Finnair to cancel 90 flights
Finnair must cancel nearly a third of flights March 17 because of a further ground handling strike at Helsinki Airport.