I've managed to stay alive since day 1 without bankrupting -- and up to this point have been doing pretty well. But I'm wondering if it's time for me to call it quits. Two extremely well-capitalized airlines (combined net worth of nearly $60 billion) have opened up secondary hubs in my base airport. In comparison, my airline is valued at a measly $1.5 billion. I have just 12 planes on order, whereas, between them, the other two airlines have well over 200 planes on order for their various hubs.
I'm having trouble seeing any way in which I can compete effectively moving forward. Realistically, my competitors have sufficient resources to open all the routes that I currently serve (a process which has already started). As such, there will be a limit to how long I can sustain the losses if my load factors decrease significantly. Similarly, if I drop prices enough to try to retain market share, I doubt I'll be able to make enough money long-term to keep myself going. (Obviously, it might be a different story if I had 15 or 20 times as much money as I do -- but that's not the case!).
So: should I just throw in the towel now and save my remaining credits for another game? Any thoughts?