I've been ignoring my airline, other than to log in and give everyone a payrise when they threatened to go on strike. I have 31 planes scheduled across 2 bases, 39 planes sitting idle, and I'm paying leases on 36 of them. Even did 3 D-checks. Weekly income is consistent at 2.7-2.8 million, down to 2.5 in B-check weeks. Weekly profit has shrunk steadily as fuel has been increasing, looks like around 750k (500k in B-check weeks) in late 1979, down to ~4-500k now. Fuel bill has increased from ~200k to ~300k. Looks like C-checks may have something to do with that, too. Maintenance didn't top 200k in any week over the last 3 months of 1979, but has frequent spikes of near 300k in 1980. Think because of the way I've ordered, my C-checks arrive in clusters.
Overall, I've got a little over 30 mill in the bank, no loans, 27 million in loans available if needed (with my B rating), and just under 120 mill in planes, for a $150 million CV that puts me comfortably in the top 100 overall. My under 40k pax/week, and ~35 million/qtr revenue are both outside the top 150.
Will open a 3rd base, schedule a lot more planes, possibly end a few leases, in the next couple of RL days. Still waiting on Metro III & E120 to launch.
So, one last thing to do before neglecting airline again, and that's to reset the prices to the current default. Average price currently is $81, and my LF is 93.5%. Hit reset, and...
Average price jumped to $100. Even if LFs dip a little, I'm still looking at a jump in revenue of more than 20%, which should more than double profit. Regularly resetting prices is important.