Re: Air Canada and Virgin order Airbus planes

From: (Roger Chung-Wee)
Date:         05 Aug 1997 15:20:49 -0400
Organization: Frontier Internet Services
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On 2 Aug 1997 12:03:09 GMT, (H Andrew Chuang) wrote:

>2. Long time ago, VS had shown great interest in the B777.  I believe
>   VS had even paid deposits for some B777 slots.  So, this is a
>   significant win for Airbus.

An interesting comment was made by chairman Branson that VS's
passengers have shown a distinct preference for four-engine aircraft.
I've no way of knowing how big a part that this played in the choice
of the A340-600 over the 777-200IGW, but these orders for the A340s
must show that the big 777s will not reign supreme.
Roger Chung-Wee <>
Publisher of Caribbean Aviation Newsletter