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As many of you know, Airline Empires calculates passenger demand for routes based on the number of passengers traveling through the origin and destination airports, among other factors. While this formula can serve as a proxy in the absence of real-world data, its limitations quickly become apparent when you set up routes in regions you’re familiar with in real life.

 

Today, we are pleased to announce the imminent availability of real-world demand data in the game. Our initial dataset covers approximately 29,000 routes, including the most popular ones you’ll likely come across. If you’ve always wanted to run an island-hopper service and the demand simply wasn’t there in the game, you may now be in luck.

 

The real-world demand data is current as of the beginning of 2020 (before the collapse from the pandemic). In the game, you may not see exactly the same figures because demand grows over time. For example, a given route in a world in the year 1990 would have lower demand than in the year 2020.

 

Special thanks go to Viero for his extensive data collection efforts that made this feature possible.

 

Rollout Plan

 

Games already in progress will not be affected by this demand data change. The real-world dataset will be introduced to each game world at its next scheduled reset.

 

Explore the Data in New Sandbox World S4C

 

For now, you can explore the new demand data in the sandbox world S4C, which will only be available until S4B and S4E are reset, at which point those sandbox worlds will have the new demand data available and S4C will no longer be needed.



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nice a new update :)



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OMG FINALLY THANK YOU! :party:

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But wait when is the E2 being added...?? Delta-Northwest hasn't been online since last year.

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I'm literally crying

thanks guys!


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WAKE UP BABE NEW AE UPDATE



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Yay :)

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It's about time. Finally...

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April 1st... 



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I'm a bit skeptical on this knowing it's april fools day...



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Great to hear!



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okay if this isn't a joke. THIS UPDATE IS ****ING AMAZING. I FINALLY GET TO OPERATE IN COUNTRIES WHERE I WOULD BANKRUPT WITHIN DAYS. THANK YOU YUXI AND VIERO



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April 1st



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WOAH!!!! ALRIGHT UPDATES!!!!!!!! KEEP THEM COMING!!!! Id love to see more! and im willing to even shove money your way to keep it coming!


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April 1st... 

DAMN

you right 



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yo can you keep S4C? Its lit


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We appreciate you Mr. yuxi



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Hmm, one day the route BSB - GRU had 1333 economy demand, the very next day demand dropped to 443, is that right?



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Hmm, one day the route BSB - GRU had 1333 economy demand, the very next day demand dropped to 443, is that right?

could be because it's seasonal



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could be because it's seasonal

Maybe, but wasnt this supposed to be somewhat gradual? Instead of an overnight plunge?

Consider that GRU is Brazil's largest airport, and BSB is Brazil's largest hub for both of its 2 largest airlines (i suppose the data takes this into account). Even if BSB wasnt a hub, its still one of the largest airports in the country, its the federal capital after all, so i'm inclined to think this sudden dip in demand is some kind of bug

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