The latest AirwaySim game world has been just opened. This world is called The Jet Age and covers an era of 15 years starting from 1965.
This is an interesting period in air travel. Many airlines are still using old piston powered aircraft and the first-generation jets have been introduced only some years ago. But new, faster, larger and more economical designs are coming out every year, such as the Douglas DC-9 or Boeing 747. The overall worldwide air traffic level is also quite low but it is growing every year. New larger airports are also opened during the way.
For players joining this game world please note the following:
* Some of the airports in the game database are missing their true opening date so you may see some airports in the game that would have not existed yet in 1965 - this data will be enhanced in later game worlds.
* Also note that the startup money for airlines is quite high compared to the game year. This is to allow an easier start in this rather challenging environment.
* The passenger numbers are quite low overall but have been increased a bit compared to reality in 1960s to allow better gameplay and more players.
* When starting and choosing the home base airport please try not to pick an airport that has already more than 2 other airlines (due to the limited traffic levels).>> Game Area