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General Chat / Re: The Welcome back thread
« on: May 05, 2014, 09:47:32 pm »
PW2692 it is then. Say hello to Arabian Airlines System!

General Chat / Re: The Welcome back thread
« on: May 05, 2014, 03:41:27 pm »
Thanks! Nice to hear that.

Is there any world that is "the" World at the moment? One with many serious players?

General Chat / Re: The Welcome back thread
« on: May 05, 2014, 12:02:16 pm »
I'm back...

Is this game any good nowadays? Seems quite dead in here... or is it only the forums?

So, what new features has been introduced the last two years? I saw hotswapping has been released, anything more? :)

Airline Reports / The complete history of Asian Pacific Airlines
« on: February 24, 2012, 03:05:29 pm »

The History of Asian Pacific Airlines

Three years ago, the founder of the formerly well-known airline concern Villair group got an
It has been exactly three years since Asian Pacific Airlines, received its first three Boeing 737-800s. At that time Asian Pacific had nothing more than four gates at Taiwan Taoyuan Airport, three 737s, and a many enthusiastic employees, getting eager to start operations.

The first flight was APC 26 going from Taipei just across the straight to Xiamen, China. Since then, we at Asian Pacific had a lot of things to do. In these three years, we have managed to open 8 new bases, add more than 1000 routes, and built up a fleet of 190 aircraft and counting!

Asian Pacific was actually founded as Taiwan-Philippine Airways, and it was actually planned to become a joint Taiwanese-Philippine flag carrier.
We started growing fast, and after a few months we already had a fleet of a few ATRs. As there were very few Asian carriers at the time, we carried a lot of connecting traffic through our TPE hub. It became a natural connecting point in the region, a position it still keeps today.

We hoped for the same success when we opened a Manila hub. With some ATR 72s and a 738 we discovered the possibilities of the Filipino travelling market. We focused on regional airports, and soon we served every airport in the northern Philippines.
At the same time we added the Tupolev Tu-334 to our fleet for medium-sized markets. The choice of a Russian aircraft may have been surprising for some, but we feel that the Tupolev fulfilled our requirements as good as any other aircraft.

Our flights from TPE were almost always full, and we saw the need for a supplement, so we opened a hub at Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan, serviced by ATR 42s. Something similar also happened in the Philippines, where we opened a hub in Cebu, serving as a supplement to MNL. This effectively made it possible to route connecting passengers via the smaller KHH and CEB hubs, and leave TPE and MNL to higher yielding, more profitable passenger flying to these two cities.

At that time we also placed an order for 2 Embraer E170s. This was the start to a long, loyal relationship with Embraer. Today we at Asian Pacific operate a total of 93 Embraer aircrafts, including 52 Embraer E170s.

At the same we got a letter from the regional government in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. They desperately wanted air services from us, as at that time there was no airline flying from KK.
We saw the possibility of KK as a connecting point, and therefore decided to open a hub there using ATR 42s. As we now had bases outside Taiwan and the Philippines we decided to change our name to Asian Pacific Airlines.

This was a good time period for us at Asian Pacific. We were growing extremely fast, adding a lot of destinations every month. We benefitted a lot from the lack of competition in the region!

We decided to base our fifth hub in Jakarta after a long consideration. We considered Singapore, but due to the competition situation there with both Scoot and Singapore Airlines having bases there, we decided to pick Jakarta instead. After all, much of our previous success was due to the competition situation. At this point we stopped ordering Tu-334s, and switched to E190s instead, as we loved how the E170 performed in our fleet, and had confidence in Embraer for delivering another superior product, which they of course did!

Medan in northwest Indonesia was also made a base, catering to smaller communities in the northwest. There were some internal conflict about the MES base, but we decided to go ahead with it as the previous split-hub arrangement had been working well.
However at this point of time we started to realize we had a long-term problem in our strategy. Our competitors, including Asia Europe Airlines had started pioneering long-haul routes, while we had a mainly regional South-Asian network, meaning we were missing out of potential long-haul customers choosing other airlines.

Meanwhile, we had been getting two different invites from two airlines in the U.S.A asking us to consider joining their alliances. We soon realized the benefits of being in an alliance, and after a long insider we decided to join the SkyConnect alliance, giving us an advantage against competing airlines in the region. We were at first not linked to the rest of the alliance network, but this was about to change…

For the meantime we kept a regional focus. We had a huge gap in our network in the Northeastern part of Southeast Asia. Opening a hub in Bangkok felt like a good idea, and we soon realized it one of the smartest things in the history of Asian Pacific. Bangkok was a gold-mine, and we could add hundreds of small communities in the region to our route map.

Now was the time to let the whole world know about Asian Pacific Airlines. After a careful evaluation we selected the Ilyushin Il-96-300, because of its low seat count, speed and range.

The market for long-haul flights were still small, despite our huge connection abilities. So, we decided to open a base in Honolulu, Hawaii where passengers could connect in an Emirates style hub. For example, you can fly: Singapore – Honolulu – Minneapolis, Manila – Honolulu – New York, or why not Sapporo – Honolulu – San Antonio? The possibilities are endless, and that’s why we feel a HNL hub was a smart idea.

So this is where we are right now. Of course, we are still growing, letting more cities receive service from Asian Pacific. But all this would not be possible without the support from all our employees, our customers, shareholders, and everyone else who have been supported us. We also want to thank our SkyConnect alliance partners WesternConnection, SAS and WebsterJet for helping us cover the globe. We also want to thank all airlines in the world for providing some well-needed competition. May the best airline win!

 Finally, I personally want to congratulate you if you actually read through the whole statement!  :P

Thank you for flying with Asian Pacific Airlines, a member of the SkyConnect alliance!

/SomedayTrijet, CEO of Asian Pacific Airlines.

General Chat / Re: Count to 10,000
« on: July 31, 2011, 10:22:28 pm »

General Chat / Re: Count to 10,000
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General Chat / Re: Count to 10,000
« on: July 30, 2011, 09:05:25 pm »

General Chat / Re: Count to 10,000
« on: July 30, 2011, 02:07:47 pm »

General Chat / Re: Count to 10,000
« on: July 29, 2011, 01:45:52 pm »
Cactus 1549

General Chat / Re: Count to 10,000
« on: July 28, 2011, 08:03:26 pm »

Game Strategy / Re: Which long-haul aircraft should I choose?
« on: July 28, 2011, 07:36:32 pm »
Okay, I have decided to buy the Tristar when I get enough money. I'll also buy another long-haul plane to operate from my smaller bases in future, probably the Il-62. I did think about the Shanghai Y-10, but it lacked the range to do China-LHR/CDG.

Thank you for your advice :)

Game Strategy / Which long-haul aircraft should I choose?
« on: July 28, 2011, 03:48:30 pm »
Year - 1994

Hi everyone. My airline Liaoning Aviation will be starting Long-haul routes soon.

I will open two "Long-haul bases" at PEK and HND. I'm going to channel all Long-haul routes between those airport (PEK for Europe/ME/Africa and HND for the Americas.) Passenger will connect from flights from the long-haul routes on to flights to selected cities (I've got this clear in my head :))

I've already bought some MD-80s for the Beijing hub that I'm soon going to open. I'm now saving up for the Long-haul aircraft (+ more MDs.)

However, I'm unsure of which long-haul aircraft I should by. Mostly I've been leaning to either the Ilyushin Il-96 or the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar.
I've listed candidates and reasons here:

Ilyushin Il-96 - Mostly because of it's range (7475 nm), which is enough to reach all places I want. I also have a soft spot for Russian aircraft, so I that's also another reason I'm thinking about buying it (After all, The B762ER is cheaper.) Seats 289.

The Boeing 767-200ER - This aircraft also has enough range for all my missions, and it's cheap. However, most of the another airlines that's have gone long-haul operates this type, which is a minus for me. I quite like having unique planes, that no one else operates (and the 762 is just so goddamn fat and ugly, I can't stand the way this type looks  ;) Seats 290

Combination of Lockheed Tristar variants -200 and -500 - The Lockheed  L-1011-200 is a bit smaller then most other aircraft (it seats 250.) I guess this reduce the mx cost quite a bit, which is the main reason I consider it. However it lacks the range for some TPAC routes, so on those I'll buy the -500, which seats 300 passengers. Seats 250/300

Ilyushin IL-62 - I'm also considering this one, but I fear it's to small for PEK and HND. Seats 196.

The A310, A333, A340, 763, DC-8, 747 and MD-11 . I think those have to high mx costs or lacks the range.

I'm not so experienced as most of you other guys, and I've only operated one other Long-haul aircraft, the A332 which isn't out yet. I'm not totally sure how high Mx costs those the listed aircraft will have, so I've just tried to not go over 300 seats.

/SomedayTrijet for Liaoning Aviation.

General Chat / Re: Count to 10,000
« on: July 28, 2011, 03:13:44 pm »
Oh, I tink I missed 10 numbers last time  :P

This should be 1545

General Chat / Re: Count to 10,000
« on: July 27, 2011, 10:24:04 pm »

General Chat / Re: Count to 10,000
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