Mozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2397 posts, RR: 21 Posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3262 times:
I saw that Varig only uses 737-300s for their shuttle from SDU to CGH. SDU has a very short runway (4341 ft the longer of the two) and when taking off on the 20 rwys one has to make a dramatic turn to avoid crashing into sugar loaf mountain.
Are there technical reasons that make Varig use the 733 rather than the 738s? Would the 738s be technically just as able to take off from that airport?