Well we have seen the press making huge errors when it comes to talking about airlines and airliners(eg confusing a 737 with a DC9 ) Since many aren't really in the aviation business it can still be forgiven.
But the President of Air Madrid should start getting things right...as I am very worried about his knowledge of airplanes! These are his words taken from a newspaper website
Actualmente la flota de Air Madrid se compone de seis aviones Airbus, tres A330-200, un A330-300, un A340 y un A310, "máquinas que gastan un tercio de lo que gasta un Jumbo y pueden llevar el mismo número de pasajeros", dijo.
If you translate it gives
Air Madrid's actual fleet is composed of six airbus aircrafts : 3 A332, 1 A333, one A340 and one A310. These burn 1/3 less fuel than a jumbo jet whilst they can handle the same number of passengers !!
This is either ignorance or just a way to lie and mislead the general public that knows less bout aviation.
Have you heard of any other Airline director saying such nonsense ?
[Edited 2005-06-09 10:02:22]