So thanks to the advice in my last topic, Ive now got to the stage where Ive opened a second base airport for the first time ever.
Now, I'm looking at aircraft for expansion. Now that the production of the MD-80 series has ended, I'm looking at MD-90 aircraft for my domestic routes and looking at the MD-90ER for longer ranges.
I thought about getting some Tupolev 204-220s for novelty value (plus theyre cheaper than the equivalent 757) but largely they seem to be quite poor at making money since they burn a lot of fuel, maintenance costs are pretty high and at around 2000NM the MD-90ER will beat the socks off of it thanks to low fuel consumption and shorter turnaround time.
Is this the best that the russians have to offer? Or are there better russian aircraft just around the corner? :/