Feature request title:
Airline IDENTITY Update
Allow Airlines to have more of an identity in your airports.
This may include (but not remain limited to) Check-In desks, uniforms, signs, floor art, color schemes, contract updates, and more.
Why it should be implemented:
I’ll try to explain each as best as I can. These items will require reworking (and each airline that’s created will need to be updated) but will allow much more diversity in the airport. For instance, let’s start with the main thing…
-----Update the Contracts: By doing this, all of this other stuff may come into play… At my airport, the employees are hired by the airlines, represent the airlines, the airlines have their own branding, have their own mark. Why am I mentioning this? It’s a transition into the other points, but all of this is usually negotiated by the contract. How many stands/gates they get, how many counters they get, how many carousels and much more is negotiated in the contract.
-----Uniforms: An airline has their own palette. They have their own eye-candy, their own mark. While there’s not much to see from a top down view, the airlines certainly have a way of distinguishing themselves. For instance, Frontier uses a noticeable GREEN (sometimes Polo style shirt) for their airport employees. Delta is “Passport Plum” and “Groundspeed Graphite” for their frontline employees. American will be using an “Aviation Blue” while Spirit (often known as the beehive) uses a distinct black and yellow palette. The current people in game have a coat and tie (for most) but I feel like if there’s a way to make it work, scarves, sweaters, stuff like that can really mix it up, and each airline can have their mark. Perhaps a “uniform designer” for the airlines?
-----Signage: Perhaps we can look into adding branding based on the contract? Add signage, and identity to those who want to be at our airport. We could then add signage to our gates and much more. Tugs and ground support equipment (while some are provided at some airports) are a thing that airlines bring in. The airlines will paint and take care of them as needed. Airports just provide the space. Floor art and desks go in hand in hand with that too. I’ll be honest, here in HSV, they’ve turned into a more “common-use” airport to allow any airline to use what’s needed, but it’s still branded in some way with signage and art and décor.
Images, references or additional content:
I’ll certainly try to make my point here…
AAL Employee Uniforms
NK Boarding Desk
F9 Check In Desks
SWA Check In Desks