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Author Topic: Making it through the Oil Crisis?  (Read 269 times)

Online john2020

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Making it through the Oil Crisis?
« on: June 22, 2022, 07:10:57 AM »
For any airline that made it through the oil crisis without going bust, what did you do to adapt and survive?  :laugh:

Previously in another game world, ran an airline with 707's & 727's and their fuel burn sent me under! This time I stuck with just 737's, hedged early on and had some cash reserves to make it!

Is there any longhaul aircraft that anybody used that didnt send them into the red?  :o

Offline DanDan

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Re: Making it through the Oil Crisis?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2022, 08:29:48 AM »
Best LH for the oil crisises? Bristol Britannia!

Offline Continental Sky

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Re: Making it through the Oil Crisis?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2022, 07:27:55 PM »
I had a fleet of Vickers Viscount and Vickers Super VC 10 cargo; all Viscounts worked perfectly throughout the crisis, and I had to downsize fleet of VC10s, got rid of all unprofitable routes, and the remainder, ~20-25 frames, got me through. Their profit was down from ~500-600 kUSD per week to like ~200 k per week.

Similar in AG, there was fuel crisis around 2010 or so - check all routes and planes and ditch unprofitable ones to save the healthy ones, and if possible switch timely to more efficient planes, as simple as that, no other way, I think. Once the crisis is over, rebuild the fleet, and during crisis keep the eye on notable bankruptcies, to catch demand left after them if possible.

Offline sthomson

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Re: Making it through the Oil Crisis?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2022, 03:42:16 AM »
I scrapped two thirds of my fleet and took out loans…. It was not pretty but it worked.


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