Firstly mate welcome to AWS.
This the best sim you can find in the entire universe. Game still lacks few features (cargo, detailed inflight packages etc etc) but as a new player, go through the manual and try to start a small but decent airline. Blackpool is very small. Liverpool is good. I ran my company from there in Euro challenge which just ended few days ago. I had a fleet of 45 aircrafts (A319/320 and Dash8s).
First few times you may get frustarted but everytime you start a airline do something diff and keep the airline small, simple and easy to navigate.
few Imp tips:
*Go for medium size airports (not very big, not very small), always check opening times before you choose your base.
*Dont go by your heart, Use your mind
*Fleet commnality V.V.Imp especially when you just start a airline and trying to grow. be carefull of classics and NG's (this kills many players)
*Whether you lease 1 or 5 aircrafts fixed costs do exsist (office rent, loans, bills etc, loan repayments etc etc), so have a decent fleet before you start saving
up money and try to build ur fleet.
*Do not start million routes at once, pick which route has the highest demand and max that route out or have a few frequncies in just few big demand airports.
*Try to keep your plane less on ground and more in the air. Remember 00:00-05:00 flying does not earn you much money, have a look and
decide whether to fly or park the aircraft.
This is all I can think as of now (its 04:45am and at work), please feel free to ask questions, or even PM , we are all here to help and support. Good luck and all the best mate
Once again welcome to AWS.