Feature request: Major world events which are modeled in the game should be listed in the "World Events" news tab.
For example, 9/11, when it occurs. Or EU Openskies, when it occurs. These events have major effects on gameplay. These events are much more important than, for example, a single airport opening, or a small island declaring independence. Those events affect a few routes, but 9/11 affects most, if not all, routes in the game. And 9/11 and EU Openskies are also clearly more important than some of the events currently listed in World Events (e.g. a country changing its flag without declaring independence).
Similarly, if the 1980s Middle East crisis is modeled (which it seems to be, given the current massive spike in both fuel prices and interest rates in Jet Age right now, but I am not sure if that is specifically because of this crisis or if it's a coincidence), it should be listed a World Event as well.
The introduction of this feature would serve three purposes:
(1) Make the "World Events" tab more relevant and useful.
(2) Avoid leaving the players wondering whether 9/11 has happened yet, or whether there is a global economic crisis going on (which are things that a real-life airline would know, at least after the event occurs).
(3) Help to alleviate newbie confusion/frustration about why they are suddenly seeing big demand drops and receiving nastygrams from the Anti-Monopoly Bureau about routes they previously served within the rules.
And, of course, things like 9/11, EU Openskies, and the 1980s Middle East crisis are all "world events" in the ordinary sense of the term as well, and, realistically would be covered in newspapers.