I skip small and GA at the start.
Me too, only they don’t get added at all. In all the iterations I have tried before I finally figured it out… and there were many and much frustration, which is what kept me coming back in the beginning… I’ll be damned before I let a business simulator beat me.
This all comes from my own experiences and interests. I could give a hoot about small airplanes. Some would tar and feather me for that statement. There are many who value that piece of the game in a very big way. I will re-evaluate the position when an overhaul happens resembling the one detailed in the suggestions forum… or I can land/park private jets for a lot of money.
GA is a tempation… you start to make money… a very small amount of it… then it turns into a thorn in your side where you either get rid of it, or fumble it… It can also really mess up the aircraft pattern of your commercial operation if you don’t build GA facilities completely separate. Nothing like watching 10 - 737-800s waiting on the tarmac for a little cessna to finally land/take-off because you don’t have the extra runway marked GA only.
Small stands… I think these too are a temptation that bares no fruit… They seem easy, but they have all the same requirements for facilities, equipment, etc… for 7-20 passengers… When I finally put them to rest completely, I didn’t even notice…
So you don’t offer fuel for the small planes
There’s way more money to be made offering fuel to only large planes. Offering it to both creates the same infrastructure necessity without any of the massive profits of empty 737-800 fuel tanks that are cash cows…
What actually got/kept me profitable in this game, but took me a long time to realize it, were the shop/restaurant contract rent… 2000 x 5 restaurant “rooms” is 10k per hour. I’d build enough rental income to offset all operating expense. Don’t worry about the contract failure either. Even if they’re in temporary locations, not very needy and don’t really make sense… 2200 makes money. Get the ACEOMM mod from steam that has a bunch (or all for that matter) of the businesses… I settled into the business of north america and all the airlines mod. There are like 4000 businesses in the everything mod… the more contracts you can sign, the more money you make. Loading 4000 businesses takes forever to load, so choose them wisely base don interest.
Hope that helps a bit.