I thought the game is supposed to be a *simulation*. I never heard that in real life a new airline was not able to lease out as many aircrafts as the needed. There a lot of airlines that just operate leased aircrafts and don't own one at all.
I didn't know, that this game is supposed to be a simulation of leasing companies... There could be more virtual leasing companies at all.
If the small airlines have to wait, than the big ones will open new hubs at their HQ airports and the small ones are out of business.
First off, welcome to the game. I can understand where you are coming from. You should have been here last year if you were going to worry about where we are now.
You DONT have 500 start up airlines hitting the used market in real life either. There needs to be some sort of expectation of supply v demand early on.
New/large airlines really aren't getting planes. I may get 2-4 new ones per human day. We are all in the same boat. I don't get used planes unless I see the odd errant A310.
This game wasn't meant to be an MMO where there is always tons of stuff to do. It is also not priced that way either.
Yes, AWS isn't a leasing company game primarily, but can be. If I wanted to put some purchase orders in (which is still too soon in this world because airlines are still starting up) I could do so. I have almost 250m in the bank and could purchase a few 737s or something similar but I'd rather focus on my long term goals.
Small airlines really wont go out of business since ABCBA routes aren't allowed any more.