This will always be a very sensitive topic. As far as I would be pleased to „get unlimited slots available“, this would have a negative impact for all those who want to serve my hub too.
It will be very difficult to please everyone affected. Maybe, a slot policy with reservations for new entrants and special protection would help?
For example: Slot X is available but my airline with a homebase and hub can´t take this slot (because of my market share at this airport) and this slot is only available to airlines who want to serve airport X for the first time.
During the first month or so, my airline is not allowed to change fares (to protect a new competitor from a fares war which can be more easily survived by a very big airline.
After a month, a slot could be available for all (including for my airline) if the new entrant suspends frequencies or „30% of all slots“ should be available for competitors only.
So many factors and ideas…
So, as an airport grows and with it the number of slots, I can grow too but I can´t take the entire batch of slots, because „30% must be offered to other airlines“.
As long as an airport is not growing, the situation won´t change but as soon as an airport is updated with new data, the additional slots could be distributed this way. This would allow me to grow too but at the same time, competition will be ensured because I can´t grab all slots.
This will allow be at my main airport to get additional slots too (and „I am a very important customer for this airport because I am so big and I will shut the main hub in case that you are not supporting my airline“) but the airport CEO can officially claim that they ensure that the incumbent still receives support for growth, but competition is also ensured.
Don´t get me wrong. I would be pleased in a very egoistic way to get every available slot at my main hubs and schedule additional flighst to my other hubs with a guarantee that my aircraft will be full but this policy would harm the fun factor within the game for those who just started.
Just my two cents and my airline is believed to be manufacturing domestically produced MD-80s in Indonesia in readiness for 5000 additional slots and 120 departures per hour from Jakarta to Surabaya alone, 60 additional hushkitted DC-8 Super 62s for international expansion and 400 additional Fokker F28s to serve the tiny Indonesian archipelago, including the possibility for passengers to connect at Jayapura (come on!) into the jungles of Irian Jaya and to Papua New Guinea. ;) :ph34r:
After that, I will be the president of an anti-aircraft-noise commission and strangely, my aircraft will all be categorized as "rather quiet" or "quiet enough" to serve Frankfurt with a shattering and screaming night landing at 3 am and thundering departure at 4 am. :blush: :P