I started my airline in 2003 and serveral years after the first airlines started.
Been trying to work my way up to a nice income, but it is really hard finding slots free in any airport existing in game, even if there is still a huge demand.
Recently a new airport opened (well actually less than 10 minutes ago) and I bought my first base in this airport. 5 minutes later I see the new changes of the aiport slots:
In less than 1 day of operating then most hours are already fully taken, by 1 company.
I have made a huge order for my company (10 planes), which won't have anything to do when they arrive, since all is gone and there is nothing I can do about it.
This airline is dominating Japan, with more than 400 planes. He is occupying most (if not all) slots of the main aiports in Japan.
I don't mind competition, but this is impossible, no slots = no growth = no income = nothing to do = Waste of money for joining a game where you can't compete fairly against already settled airlines.
I hope there will come a solution to such things, else in the end 10-20 airlines can dominate the globe alone with the new hub system and no limit on slots per airline. And with 500+ airlines in my game then it gets complicated.
Anyone with me, or should I just bite the dust?