Airtours 757-200: G-WJAN
Starting operations 1991, Airtours International, which would eventually become MyTravel Airways in 2002, was created by David Crossland. The airline began using MD-80s, but as it grew, added other secondary aircraft creating an interesting collection of small to large body airplanes. The 757s were added to the Airtours fleet in 1993, and this particular airframe has been operated by over a half-dozen companies in its 25 year long service period. It is currently working in style for the eye grabbing SF Airlines based in Shenzhen, China.
This model is certainly going to have a niche audience, but it seems that so far all the right ingredients are in place. Buchannan Models is certainly driven by a certain era and they are choosing a growing partner who is probably happy to allow BM to take on the risk of making a model that doesn't sell well. In exchange for that risk however, BM is using the best moulds in the game, and they've started out using the actual best moulds in 1/400 scale at the moment.
Last month's model turned out spectacularly. It is new very hard to find, and has likely sold out. This bodes well for the abstract Airtours release.
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