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Author Topic: Very small routes  (Read 1093 times)

irro

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Very small routes
« on: October 09, 2011, 05:32:17 PM »
Can you actually make a profit off of small routes with say 20-30 demand with aircraft like de Havilland DH.114 Heron 2?

Offline CUR$E - God of AirwaySim

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Re: Very small routes
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2011, 05:43:27 PM »
Hello irro,

you can make profit on small routes in Jet Age scenario due to low staff costs and aircraft costs, but maybe not exactly with a Heron. If you use instead for example a Fokker 27 you should be fine.

However, bigger routes are more economical because you have to pay marketing for each new destination airport etc.

Offline Sanabas

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Re: Very small routes
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2011, 05:44:44 PM »
Yes.

But I think it'd be easier to make one with cheap 30-40 seat planes on those routes, rather than cheap 17 seaters.

irro

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Re: Very small routes
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2011, 11:28:36 PM »
Well the fokker aircraft s have a very long production line.. and i basicly need more aircraft to open a new base..

Offline CUR$E - God of AirwaySim

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Re: Very small routes
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2011, 04:34:42 AM »
Have a look for an alternative to the Fokkers - there are some good aircraft around.

Personally I dislike bases, especially in the early years. It's always better to secure your HQ first.

jumbo Mouse

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Re: Very small routes
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2011, 04:31:33 PM »
Agreed to above.........totally ;D

Offline JonesyUK

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Re: Very small routes
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2011, 07:08:24 PM »
HS 748 :)

Offline swiftus27

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Re: Very small routes
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2011, 07:35:45 PM »
Personally, if they would remove all planes under 30 pax, id be all for it.  Sure, there may be some worth keeping (especially early on) but who really uses grand cessnas and trislanders?

Offline psw231

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Re: Very small routes
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2011, 08:05:07 PM »
Personally, if they would remove all planes under 30 pax, id be all for it.  Sure, there may be some worth keeping (especially early on) but who really uses grand cessnas and trislanders?
I think the only way that these ac could be viable in the current AWS settup would be to have some of the more remote airports designated as remote where fares would be greater than normal. Alaska would be the best example as well as remote USSR/Russia. The fares on the show 'Flying Wild Alaska' are far above those on mainline routes.

 psw231

Offline swiftus27

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Re: Very small routes
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2011, 08:27:21 PM »
You'd have to have cargo involved for small planes to work.  There is always something wanting to go from A to B for a price.

Heck, they shipped my dead grandmother on a Dash 8... (yes in her coffin)

irro

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Re: Very small routes
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2011, 08:33:15 PM »
Sey to hear about your grandma.  Does cargo work on here?  And im down for the more expensive routes

Offline swiftus27

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Re: Very small routes
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2011, 09:03:18 PM »
Sey to hear about your grandma.  Does cargo work on here?  And im down for the more expensive routes

she died 11 years ago.  I have gotten past it  ;) .

Cargo has not been implemented yet but is on the drawing board.

 

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