I've played for a long time a simpler game that you might know of (Airline Manager) but I was frustrated very frustrated by the limitations to RP and realisticness of other aspects.
So, I've red the tutorials, I've located my airline in Erevan, Armenia. I know that with a pax capacity of 4 bars, it is not much, but it is advised to not to go for a big hub straight ahead.
Moreover, as I'm keen on RP, I thought it could be a cool idea to connect the extensive Armenian diaspora across the world to the "motherland" (thus the name Bagratouni Avia, according to the name of the century-long dynasty that ruled the medieval kingdom of Armenia).
So, in order to get realistic (and because I love their planes) I decided to fly at first Soviet planes (ok, they are cheap so that's always good).
I leased at first a couple of Yak-40 that cost just nothing (400$/week and a depostit of 4000$ ^^), but I can't no one on those planes. Ok, they're old and people don't like them.
Then I leased an Il-86, that is supposed to be more liked (1 green bar) and (a bit) younger, and I still can't get someone on that damn plane.
So I've just leased 2 brand new Tu-204 (with 5 green bar) and less than 10 years old, and we will see wath happens when I finish their relocation.
We will see where it goes. But does this mean that even in this kind of country, it is impossible to fly soviet aircraft ? If the Tu-204 are working, I will try to operate some An-158 and SSJ-100 as they are also still in production.
I've looked at the Erevan, and they are actually quite a lot of people. It is a hub for at least 3 companies with more than 70 flights. Maybe their just to many people.
Any ideas or advices to get my god damn airline of the ground with its Russian equipement ?
Thank you for reading.