That's good but youre going to run out of markets pretty quickly if your smallest plane can be a 727-200
Thats the point Ekaneti. I will squeeze what I can out of the 727 fleet type. Then, I'll add another fleet type. Remember, I also have the 727-100. I've configured it into a 100 seater (5/102). Thus, I can cover every route above 90 daily pax.
At the start of any
game, you have to select an aircraft that can cover most of your routes. But also, you want an aircraft that can turn a decent profit. Sure, I could have started with DC-9s or 737s. But, why limit myself to 100 seaters when IAH has stronger demand then almost every other US airport? The avg route is somewhere north of 170 seats. Most major markets have 200 daily. So for me, 727 works nicely. Profit potential of a 727 vs 737 is always going to lean towards a 727, if used right.
I still need around 25-30 727s to fill my demand, before I have to worry about adding another fleet for routes too small for a 727.