Posted 22 May 2020 - 03:10 PM
I'm waiting for a big package of 707-120s, 320Bs and DC-8-50s.
My plan would be the following: stick with DC-6, 7 and stratocruisers for the short range due to high fuel consumption, so this should mean everything under 500 miles waits another decade at least. 707-120s on all medium range routes and a combination of 320Bs and 8-50s for the routes above 2500 miles.
Now how do you define medium range? I guess 500m to 1000m? 1500m? 2000m sounds like long range territory already. It doesn't sound right that SVO-DXB is long range but LED-DXB is not just because of a few miles.
Should I put 707-120s on SVO-LED which is high demand and less than 500 miles? Are Caravelles worth investing for all those low demand long routes in Siberia?
Posted 22 May 2020 - 10:05 PM
low demand routes in siberia are not worth investing in at all
Posted 22 May 2020 - 10:18 PM
Your airline is Rusair, correct?
If I were you, I would focus on large boeing & douglas fleets becuase they are often easier to replace later (especially if you use them for less then 3000-mile long flights) as you can easily replace them with something like the 737-400 without too much fuss.
I would not reccomend going for the Caravelles as they have a bit too short range to do the Moscow routes but are a bit too big for the small Siberian routes. For the 0-700 mile flights I would reccomend the fokker F-27. They have served me well in other worlds, also they sold well in the real world (if you want to maintain some realism). Also, if you want to fly less-than 5 daily pax routes the DH114 heron has served me quite well in my airline (Cambrian Airways) for longer flights such as southern England to Shetland islands.
In terms of short range, mid range and long range. I would probably say 0-1000 miles is short range, 1000-3000 is mid range and anything more than 3000-4000 is long range. Also, if u need to replace your DC 7 eventually I'd go for the Il18 (they are dirt-cheap, and while they aren't always super profitable they have a good range and can connect moscow and sain petersburg to siberia. Also, they are russian so they might be a more realistic option
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