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Old 10-07-2019, 02:47 AM   #1
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Prior to the internet and LCC revolution charter airlines were a major component of the European scene and competition was strong. Air Holland fought hard to forge a 3rd option in the Netherlands. This is the airline's story:

https://www.yesterdaysairlines.com/a...ay-air-holland

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I wonder if this model is selling well?
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:14 PM   #3
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I wonder if this model is selling well?
Waffle has sold 14 of them and has just 2 left and that is in the USA. There are at least 7 other sales recorded on DiMA.

So looks like it probably has sold quite well for a run of what I presume is only 150-200 models.

I would expect that with a tiny amount of marketing and market targeting European airlines should sell easily - especially in Germany and the UK, which have strong aviation enthusiast sectors
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As a Dutchman, I enjoyed your story behind the link. I remember the coming and going of the airline well.
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Wonderful write-up Rich. Love the story behind the rise and fall of Air Holland which is now represented through this lovely 757 model from NG model.
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Wonderful write-up Rich. Love the story behind the rise and fall of Air Holland which is now represented through this lovely 757 model from NG model.
There's also a Phoenix 767-300 released some time ago in the 2000's livery, I have that one as well. This 757 was one I asked for in the NG 757 thread here, so I was glad to see they went with it (both of them). I'd also like to see it done in the final livery and Air Scotland hybrid version which appeared for a while whilst Air Scotland were leasing 757's from Air Holland and Thomas Cook.



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Old 10-20-2019, 12:38 PM   #7
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I dug my 767 out of storage for some pics and reminded myself of a crude repair job to the tail after a shelf collapse several years ago. Time to repair this one properly. I'd love a 757 to match this scheme.









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