I came here from Airline Empires because the demand pattern was totally unrealistic there. There was so much more demand, maybe 10x more than in real life in very prosperous world. Like loading a full A320 form Wichita, Kansas, to Brirmingham, Alabama.
But I find the demand in AWS totally unrealistic too. In a 180° opposite direction. In the past 24 hours I have been investigating demand patterns form some major airports.
First of all, how come that Mexico City, where I am based, is having slots double or triple the rate of other comparable major airports, yet maybe 1/3 of demand? How can it be possible that YYZ to EZE, for example, has 5x more demand than MEX EZE, where in real life opposite is true? How can it be that YYZ - EZE has more demand than MIA- EZE? How can it be that YYZ to LHR has only 20% less demand than JFK to LHR, whereby in real world everybody knows that JFK to LHR is one of the most traveled routes in the world?
Or another example, PTY to MAD has more demand than MEX to MAD. Even San Jose Costa Rica has more demand to MAD than MEX to MA! Which is totally ridiculous. PTY to CDG has comparable demand than MEX to CDG, and in real life nobody dared to open up a direct flight between PTY and CDG!
I find the overall demand pattern from some airports way over normal, and demand pattern from my base airport MEX, way below normal.
In general, after doing the investigation about various routes yesterday and today, I find the demand pattern in AWS totally unrealistic, and this is making me disillusioned of AWS.