I started this small airport with things I learned from my previous attempt with MGL, which was successful and did make some real cash. However, I encountered some difficulties and now try to iron them out. I started with a regional GA airport in the Siegerland area, Germany. It sports all basic services and has 20 stands, AVGas100LL service but no further infrastructure but the most important to open an airport.
I have 1.250k left and my hourly expenses remain at 604$ so I should make a profit easily even with GA.
If those hourly costs are deducted every 3 hours, however, this might make sense.
sadly, the upkeep for the Fjord seems to be wrong. The program deducts 150$ instead of 50$. Bug reported. It seems, that the budget window is somewhat flawed.
It says, I have hourly vehicle upkeeps of 150$, but I only own a Fjord AVGAS truck which costs 50$ per hour. Same is true when switching to a Maverick AVGas100LL truck - this one costs 250$ per hour but is listed as 100$ per hour in the procurement description. Another bug report sent.
I am trying to start out small in terms of commercial flights to preserve money. They will have their own runway as I do not want GA to interfere with scheduled flights.
The airport is generating a slow and steady flow of income. For optimization I should enable night flights. I need them anyways.
A CFO should be worth his or her money as the 25% of the tax is removed so you keep more of your earnings. With this setting, I might do about 2k per hour so by paying about 80$ for the CFO about keeping 125$ from your 500$ in taxes are saved per hour or revenues. Do not underestimate this! That guy will be worth his/her weight in gold.