Re: thoughts on the A330

From: (S. TOLBOOM)
Organization: Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Date:         10 Sep 95 13:26:28 
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>When KLM ordered the B767 to replace the A310, it was mentioned that
>the demand for air cargo in the intra-European markets had dropped.
>Thus, the B767 would be the more appropriate aircraft for KLM's current
>need.  I would infer that KLM actually did prefer the larger cargo
>hold of the A310 back in the 80s.

As Andrew suggests, the main reason KLM ordered the A310's was their
greater cargo capacity, due to a wider cargo hold.