Of course the game's gonna be easy if you fly out an airport about 2000 miles away from just about everyone else to a network of airports no one else is serving. And even easier if you quit before fuel spikes.
Right now there's only about a dozen airlines in the entire game even turning an appreciable profit and that number is falling fast as fuel prices continue to rise. Every route on the first 4 pages of routes out of my home airport has got 200-400% of demand met, the only routes you can hope to fly on that don't have 200% of demand already on them are those with less than 80 demand per day, and those should all be gone within the next couple days.
Props to SSV for utterly whooping it though.