Victoria Moores

Victoria Moores
European Commission Approves Vinci Gatwick Acquisition 
The European Commission has given the go-ahead for French airports operator and infrastructure specialist Vinci to acquire majority control of London Gatwick Airport.
Vinci Gets Green Light For Gatwick Acquisition 
The European Commission OK'd French airports operator and infrastructure specialist Vinci to acquire majority control of London Gatwick Airport.
Consortium To Buy Macquarie’s 36% Stake In Brussels Airport 
Infrastructure investor Macquarie has agreed to sell its 36% stake in Brussels Airport to a consortium comprised of Netherlands-based pensions investor APG, Queensland Investment Corp. (QIC) and finance specialist Swiss Life.
TUI Selling Majority Stake In Corsair To Intro Aviation 
German tourism group TUI has agreed to sell 53% of French long-haul scheduled carrier Corsair to German investor Intro Aviation for an undisclosed sum.
Ryanair Rebrands Its Polish Airline ‘Buzz’ 
Ryanair plans to rename its Polish leisure carrier Ryanair Sun as ‘Buzz,’ reviving the name the Irish LCC acquired from KLM in 2003.
Lessor BOC Aviation posts $620 million 2018 net profit 
Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation’s net profits rose 5.8% to $620 million in 2018, marking a record year for the company.
EasyJet Sticks With Hotel Strategy 
EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren is pressing ahead with plans to partner directly with hotels to boost ancillary revenues, despite two other major European LCCs stepping back from leisure-holiday packaging.
European Airline CEOs Foresee 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.
Efforts Underway To Make African Liberalization Easier 
A total of 16 African states have signed a memorandum of implementation (MoI) that formally opens their markets, simplifying intra-African air-transport liberalization and giving the project new momentum.
Ethiopian 737-8 Dispatched 'Clean' Before Fatal Accident, Airline Says 4
Ethiopian Airlines says flight ET302 did not have any known maintenance issues.
Airlines For Europe: Brexit Could Spur 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.
O’Leary Mulls Adding Fourth Airline To Ryanair Group 
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.
The MRO M&A Market Is Like Poker 
The aviation MRO market is very fragmented despite recent consolidation. Will the M&A trend continue, and if so, in what areas?
Qatar Airways Poised 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.
Report Indicates Global Ancillary Revenue Doubled In Past Five Years 
Over the past five years, airline ancillary revenues have more than doubled, with Europe leading the way, according to the latest data from ancillary specialist IdeaWorksCompany.
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