Sabena chooses Airbus

Date:         27 Dec 96 04:41:06 
From:         Kuper Werner <>
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The translation of a news release in Belgium today:

Sabena (Belgian carrier), Swissair and Austrian Airlines have decided to
choose for the Airbus A330 to replace the current long distance planes.
The Belgian carrier immediately orders one A330, to be delivered in
september 1998. It also took an option on 5 more planes of the same type, to
be delivered before the year 2000.
The 3 A310's Sabena uses at this moment will be sold next year.
The A300 has 2 engines that use 25% less fuel than the previous version. The
plane can carry up to 300 passengers.