Obligatory update: For the first time I am at that point every all-Soviet airline eventually faces where you have all your planes decently scheduled and you can't expand further because there's nothing to use. I am very disappointed that even with multiple airlines placing orders we only got 69 Tu-134As built (43 of which are mine). It really is my favorite Soviet bird with which Ive had the most success for the longest lifespan. I always lose my production lines whenever real life gets in the way for a day or two but it was probably for the best as I was at a point where I was buying them just to buy them. I had half a dozen rusting on the tarmac for almost two years before I got them flying. I could probably have squeezed in a few more without opening another base but oh well. I am scouring the used market every day trying to scrounge up the original Tu-134s before the last of them get scrapped even though they are terrible. I have two so far and there are two left unscrapped.
On other fronts, my IL-14 fleet is passing through the second D-Check period and continues to be as lucrative as ever. Makes me wonder why I am the only remaining operator of the type, they really remind me of my beloved EMB-120s and there's nothing else comparable until those come out in the 80's. Even though I firmly believe I could fly these pistons into the 90's, I have a wholly-owned order of 40 An-28s due in 1978 to take over the miniscule demand prop segment. I'm excited because the An-28 is so unattractive that I have always had them on my AWS bucket list. It's right up there with the Il-62 which I still haven't tried and won't be yet again.
From my previous success as Soviet Socialist Airways, I anticipate the Tu-154 becoming very useful for mid-range international flights that will open up in the 90s so towards that end I may be ordering a few here and there to build up a stockpile. Back then I had about a dozen I either built myself or saved from the scrap heap probably comprising four or five different subtypes. There's a slight advantage there that even though I won't have a use for them for another 15 years, there are still four more variants coming down the pipe and every one of them has commonality.
Statistically things look very good despite my penchant for reckless spending. Top 100 in most categories, A credit rating.
I have pretty much abandoned my other airline in GW1 if it even still exists at this point for lack of time. I still think I did a good job proving once again that the Yak-42D and the Il-114 are perfectly good planes.