Victoria Moores

Victoria Moores
Ryanair To Establish Base at London Southend Airport 
Irish LCC Ryanair will base three aircraft at London Southend Airport, located around 40 mi. to the east of the city.
EasyJet Reiterates Support For Heathrow Expansion 
UK LCC easyJet has again voiced its support for London Heathrow Airport expansion, arguing that increased capacity could open the way for LCCs to fly from the London hub.
Spain’s Volotea Reveals New Investors 
Spanish LCC Volotea announced five equity investors have taken stakes in the company, replacing founding shareholders CCMP and Corpfin.
London Luton Airport Stake Sale Cleared 
The European Commission (EC) has given the green light for UK global investment manager AMP Capital Investors and Spanish airports operator Aena Internacional to acquire joint control of London Luton Airport.
Irish lessor SMBC Earns Record Annual Profit 
Ireland-based aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital posted a $319.4 million full-year pre-tax profit and is aiming to transition the majority of its fleet to new-technology aircraft by the mid-2020s.
EU Approves Sale Of 49% Of Luton Airport 
The EC has OK'd UK global investment manager AMP Capital Investors and Spanish airports operator Aena Internacional to gain control of London Luton Airport.
Ryanair Signs Second Flight Attendant Agreement 
Irish LCC Ryanair has inked its second cabin crew union agreement, recognizing Unite the Union in the UK, where 25% of the airline’s fleet is based.
Lufthansa Predicts Airport Capacity Shortage 
Tensions between increasing passenger numbers and limited airport expansion will lead to airport-based services being further decentralized, according to Lufthansa Group senior director-product management ground & digital services Bjorn Becker.
Eurocontrol, Thales Join Forces On Cybersecurity 
Eurocontrol will work with Thales to protect against cyber threats and digitalize air traffic services in Europe.
Wizz Air’s Annual Profit Rises 22% 
Central and Eastern European LCC Wizz Air’s net profit for its 2017-18 financial year ended March 31 rose 22.1% year-over-year to hit €275 million ($322.4 million), exceeding its guidance.
Ryanair, Aer Lingus Look To Boost Connections 
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has said only a “tiny” number of passengers are connecting with Spanish carrier Air Europa, but he is expecting a new deal with fellow Irish carrier Aer Lingus to be the “acid test” for the model.
Dubai’s DAE To Sell 16 Aircraft 
Aircraft lessor Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Capital signed agreements to sell 16 aircraft, valued at approximately $900 million.
Shell Aviation, SkyNRG To Collaborate On Sustainable Fuels 
Shell Aviation entered into a long-term strategic collaboration with sustainable fuels specialist SkyNRG, aimed at jointly developing and funding sustainable aviation fuels.
Air Seychelles Orders Airbus A320neo 
Air Seychelles ordered a CFM International Leap-1A-powered Airbus A320neos that will be part of a wider fleet renewal.
EasyJet Has All Brexit Bases Covered, CFO Says 
The UK government has confirmed easyJet’s status as a UK airline, even if it is majority European Union (EU)-owned, according to easyJet CFO Andrew Findlay.
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