Money, Money, Money
Always remember money is everything in the game
(and real life). Money spent should be well
spent, spend wisely.
Similar to the Staff advisor, he advises you
whether or the planes you buy are a good value
or not. His judgment will be based upon each
plane's condition and relative price.
Similar to the 737-400, but its consumption rate
is low. Its capacity is only slightly greater
and so is its price at $48mil. See the 737-400
for other recommendations. Perfect for small
Similar to the 720. With a 30% lower consumption
rate than the 720, it may seem a great value.
But when you look at its price, you will be put
off buying the plane completely. It can't be
bought early in the game due to its hefty price
of $41 million, but when you get that far, you
may have already bought a better plane. If you
are looking for a plane with a low consumption
rate, try buying the MD81 or the A300 -- at
about half the price and lower consumption but
also less range. These two planes also have a
higher capacity, so they are a much better value.
If you have many flights and if it gets too
crowded, then go to the manager's office and ask
for an expansion. If he agrees, go to the board
the next day and you can bid for the new
terminal like a branch. If you get the highest
bid, you get the new terminal.
Routes can be good money makers too. Buy short
routes and use a plane that has high a passenger
hold and low consumption rate. Because you
charge per person for routes and you also pay
less for fuel, you get more profit.
Remember to check whether or not your routes are
profitable. You can do this by going to your
notebook (in your office, near the globe) and
putting your mouse over the flight. If you are
losing or making a small profit, then advertise
your route if you can afford it. This should
bring in a lot of passengers and money.
Next see if your passengers are happy with your
prices -- you can do this by checking your gate
when it lands and looking at the thought bubble.
If it is good you will know and if it is
expensive they will think it. Change the prices
accordingly (if you want).
Assign routes to one plane. The best planes to
do routes are:
DHC 8 Dash 8
Once you put the routes for return flights,
repeat them for the week and once you get
underway, you should be raking it in.
Buy large tanks from Arab-Air and buy petrol at
the beginning of the game. When the price
increases, use those instead, which will save
you money. Do this regularly and you will save a
lot in the long run, although it also requires
Similar to the 707 it seats 189 passengers and
carries 18 tonnes of cargo. However, its
consumption rate is lower at 13000 litres per
hour, and so is its range. This does not however
mean it is cheaper - -in fact it is about double
the price. Costing $26 million, it is very
expensive for a plane of such little calibre.
For such a small plane, you are probably better
off buying the 707 -- even though it consumes
more fuel, it will not cost $12 million.
This plane can hold 290 passengers and 29 tonnes
of cargo. Its consumption rate is low at 2800
litres per hour and its range is quite far. This
make it ideal for cheap flights overseas -- in
the long run it will pay off a lot of money as
its cost is only $25 million. It should be
bought as soon as possible so you can gain more
money and expand more quickly. This plane will
be a good plane for beginners and is very good
value for money.
The 777-300 holds 550 people, challenging the
Boeing 747 series. Even its range and
consumption is better then that of the 747's.
The price is fairly reasonable and is a good buy
if you have $69 million to spare.
Boeing 747-400 Domestic
Similar to the 747-400, it holds a big capacity
for passengers and cargo. Its main disadvantage
is its short range as its name suggests. It will
be a big money maker due to its large capacity,
and it is cheaper than the 747-400. Great value
The first of the Jumbo-Jets and the most-used
overseas plane. Its even higher capacity and
lower consumption makes it must to buy. It will
bring in the profits for the long run, but don't
hope to gain a lot of money in the short run as
its price will make your pocket much lighter. By
making its image 100%, it will bring in a lot of
money for long-range routes overseas.
Iluyshin II 62
This type of plane is quite cheap and can easily
be bought by a budding company. The value of the
plane is average for its statistics. The seating
is average, as it fits 198 people, and the fuel
consumption is also average.
Iluyshin II 86
This plane is much the same as its counterpart,
the Il 62. It has a greater number of seats and
cargo hold, but its range is almost half. These
two factors about cancel either other out. For
its price of $17.1 million, it is not expensive
and is probably not too bad a value.
Lockheed C5A Galaxy
This plane is big, as it holds 345 passengers
and 34 tonnes of cargo. With an average range of
6,000km and a price of $25 million, it seems a
good plane to buy. This is until you see its
consumption rate of 14,000 litres/hour. It is
bigger and cheaper than the Tristar 500, but its
consumption and range is worse.
Lockheed C-1011 Tristar 500
The Tristar is also a large plane like the
Galaxy, as it holds 300 passengers and 30t of
cargo. Compared to other planes, it is a very
good value at $30 million. Its consumption rate
at 9,100 litres/hour is average, and the plane
also has an average range of 7,000km. It is
almost the same value as the Galaxy -- the $5
million difference will be made up in fuel, so
in the long run this is a worthy plane to buy.
This is good to buy early in game if you want to
go ahead quickly.
Oil And Kerosene Advisor
Well it's a bit obvious -- he helps you buy oil
and kerosene for your planes.
McDonnell Douglas DC10
This plane is a bit larger than the Tristar --
holding 380 passengers and 38 tonnes of cargo,
it is a big plane. Its consumption at 9,376
litres/hour is a bit greater than the Tristar
but not much and is still quite low. Its range
of less than 10,000km is one of the highest, and
overall, this is a good plane. Even the price of
$29 million is good, and so this plane is a good
value -- just cheaper than the Tristar but
better. If you have money, buy this plane.
He makes you run faster. I have no idea why you
need him, except to get orders first or travel
faster. The higher the skill, the faster you
get. If you buy him you can see a difference in
your speed. Why would you want one? Your walking
speed won't increase, only your running speed.
McDonnell Douglas MD81
Very good plane costing only costing $20
million, so it can be afforded early in the
game. Its small cargo hold and low passenger
accommodation at 172 is its only draw back. This
also has a very low consumption rate at 3,000
litres/hour, which means can it can be sustained
cheaply and run on routes a lot. But the routes
must be local, since it has a range of under
You need one to view your balance sheet along
with your daily profits and plane expenses. To
view it, go to the globe and on the filofax,
there should be a tab on the bottom left corner
where you can select to view your balance. You
will need a highly qualified advisor to view
more complex information.
NXT LVL Engineering Space Voyager 2000
The ultimate plane in the game, not because of
its size but its price. At $200m, only the elite
can afford this, and even then, it is small.
Since it only holds 90 passengers and 9 tonnes
of cargo, it hardly seems value for money.
Especially when it consumes 125,000 litres/hour,
it will drive up the bill considerably, even
though it has the maximum range of 15,000km.
McDonnell Douglas DC8 Super 70
This planes only holds 259 passengers and 25
tonnes of cargo, which makes it an average sized
plane. But one major drawback is its consumption
rate -- at 14,000l/h it is too high. But what it
loses in consumption, it makes up in range. At
12,600km, it is only second to the Space Voyager
2000 (the ultimate plane). But another major
drawback is its price -- at $80 million it is
too high and is not good value for an average-
sized plane with a large engine. It could be
used for long-range expensive orders and should
still make a small profit, though.
Airbus Industry A300
A fair-sized plane with a capacity of 230 people
and 23 tonnes of cargo. A large range of 8,000km
makes it good buy. Along with its unusually low
consumption rate of 2,980 litres/hour, this is
the best-valued plane in the game.. Only costing
under $30m, it can be bought at any stage of the
game for any reason. Not much can be said about
this plane except that it is very good value.
This plane, which seats 189 passengers and has
room for 18 tonnes of cargo, is average in
size -- if not small compared to the modern
planes. The consumption of fuel at over 15,000
litres per hour is very high and will likely
cost your company quite a lot of money in the
long run. Its range is also quite average. Its
price of $14 million is cheap, and early on in
the game when you do not have much money, it is
probably one of the only planes you can buy. But
due to its high rate of consumption, it will eat
your funds up and is not recommended. If you do
want to expand your fleet early in the game, I
recommend the Boeing 720, with relatively
similar stats but with a lower consumption rate
and higher range. The price is the same and it
is a better buy, but it still not recommended. A
better buy would be the Iluyshin Sowjet Joining
II 62, with better stats and lower price for
people with a small company.
Airbus Industry A310
Another fair-sized plane, which can hold 250
passengers and 25 tonnes of cargo. With a
smaller consumption rate and a smaller range
than its predecessor, it is almost the same if
not better than the A300. And it also has a
cheaper price tag, at $22.5m.
The 747 series is one of the largest airliners
in the world, and it is the most popular
commercial passenger aircraft. This is not so
different in the game. Its consumption rate is
very high, which may make it a turn-off to buy.
But don't be turned away -- its high capacity
for passengers and cargo will make up the cost
in the long run. You may want to buy the other
747's instead, but their price is too high, and
I recommend this plane instead. It is a great
value buy for such a small price, and you can
fit a lot of people and cargo in it. Compared to
the 737, it is cheaper -- even with a higher
consumption, which will eat your profits in the
long run, it will still be cheaper than the 737.
Its high capacity will neutralise the costs of
The Boeing 757-300 holds an average capacity,
with the ability to seat 240 passengers and
carry 24 tonnes of cargo. Its range is best
suited for inter-continental flights. Its
consumption is low and so it will not eat a lot
of money, but its capacity will bring the
profits down. It's an average plane for $59mil
and is suited for a medium sized company that
wants to expand but does not have a lot of money.
A very useful advisor. When you choose an order,
he will tell you if it will make a big profit or
a loss. He will also tell you if you have planes
capable of travelling that far or if you won't
have enough room to fit them in.
He allows you to see your competitors' information and status.