Re: A340 in China

Date:         24 Oct 97 04:33:15 
From:         "Ken Bywater" <kenby@pc.jaring.my>
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H Andrew Chuang wrote in message ...
>SZ's A340-300 will probably be the first high-density A340-300 with
>370 seats.  Oddly, SZ will use the long-range aircraft for domestic
>operations.  Perhaps, SZ thinks the four-engine plane is appropriate
>for high-altitude operations out of Lhasa, Tibet.

Having been there for a considerable time I can confirm that China
Southwest (Not "Southwestern") prefer more than two engines for their
Lhasa route.  This is somewhat irrespective of single engine take-off
performance of a twin. More psychological than based on aircraft
performance?