At level 3 your airport has become significant enough to be the base of operations for an airline. With the Airline Headquarters Building, a Unique Building found in the Airport Area menu, you can found your very own airline, and customize the name, logo, and planes! All you need to do is place the building somewhere in your city - it can be in the Airport Area or anywhere you like.
Airline Headquarters are essential to founding your own airline
Once in your city, the Airline Headquarters Building unlocks the Airline tab in the Airport Area Info Panel - this tab can also be reached by selecting the Airline Headquarters Building and clicking the Airline Info button. Here you can change the name of your airline, choose a logo from the 6 options and set the main color of your aircraft fleet, as well as change the ticket price.
Customize the look of your airline
Having an airline in your city not only gives tourism an additional boost, but it also provides you with an additional income to help offset the cost of running your airport. Low ticket prices add to the Airport Area’s Attractiveness, while a high ticket price can make it slightly less attractive for tourists. Balance the Attractiveness right and you’re able to earn a sizable profit from your airline!
About one-third of planes using the airport will be from your airline
An airline is unique to the city, so you can only have one, even if you have multiple Airport Areas in the city. Any changes made to the airline from one Airport Area Info Panel will be applied to all areas.
Aviation MuseumAnother Unique Building available once your airport reaches level 3 is the Aviation Museum, also found in the Airport Area tab under Public Transport. This old aircraft hangar now houses historical planes and teaches citizens and tourists alike about the history of aviation. As a Unique Building, it adds to your City Attractiveness and helps attract more tourists to your city!
Must visit for aviation fans from near and far
That concludes today’s Dev Diary! We’re excited to see what airlines will end up in your cities and hope you enjoy taking control of your airport’s economy. Next up we look at Cargo Airport Services and how they tie into Airport Areas - that’s Thursday at 4 PM CET / 7 AM PST.
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