Manual Updates of AirportData.json due to recent/upcoming changes around the globe

If you want to update your airport list manually due to some airport changes in the last months or upcoming, you can do that by editing the AirportData.json located at your Steam Games installation directory. (SteamApps\common\Airport CEO\Airport CEO_Data\DataFiles\GameData\JSON -> AirportData.json)

For Windows: There is a free JsonEditor in the Microsoft Store. You can also use Notepad or Notepad++ but the formatting is cr4p there.


Remove Berlin-Tegel International Airport - TXL

As TXL will close by beginning of November 2020, you may don’t want that airport anymore in your game.
Search for ID 2223 and remove the whole block:

{
  "id": 2223,
  "name": "Berlin-Tegel International Airport",
  "latitude": 52.5597000122,
  "longitude": 13.2876996994,
  "country": "DE",
  "region": "Berlin",
  "iata": "TXL",
  "icao": "EDDT",
  "paxSize": 2,
  "cargoSize": 5,
  "paxCount": 21253959,
  "cargoCount": 50000
},

Replace SXF with BER - Berlin Brandenburg Airport

With the opening of BER by end of October 2020, SXF will be merged in to BER as BER Terminal 5 while the official name and IATA changes to BER - Berlin Brandenburg Airport
Search for ID 2209

BEFORE

{
  "id": 2209,
  "name": "Berlin-Schönefeld International Airport",
  "latitude": 52.380001068115,
  "longitude": 13.522500038147,
  "country": "DE",
  "region": "Berlin",
  "iata": "SXF",
  "icao": "EDDB",
  "paxSize": 2,
  "cargoSize": 5,
  "paxCount": 11652922,
  "cargoCount": 50000
},

AFTER:

{
  "id": 2209,
  "name": "Berlin Brandenburg Airport",
  "latitude": 52.380001068115,
  "longitude": 13.522500038147,
  "country": "DE",
  "region": "Berlin",
  "iata": "BER",
  "icao": "EDDB",
  "paxSize": 2,
  "cargoSize": 5,
  "paxCount": 11652922,
  "cargoCount": 50000
},

New/Replace Istanbul Airport - IST

Istanbul has moved his IST airport in mid 2020. The old airport " Istanbul AtatĂĽrk Airport" does not act for passenger services anymore. The ICAO has been moved to the new airport as well.

Search for ID 4528 and change the name, ICAO and coordinates as below. (or replace the whole block in the file)

{
  "id": 4528,
  "name": "Istanbul Airport",
  "latitude": 41.262222,
  "longitude": 28.727778,
  "country": "TR",
  "region": "Istanbul",
  "iata": "IST",
  "icao": "LTFM",
  "paxSize": 1,
  "cargoSize": 3,
  "paxCount": 60415470,
  "cargoCount": 918136
},

New Beijing Daxing International Airport - PKX

Bejing Daxing has opened by end of 2019. Many major airlines moved their flights to the new airport. If you want that airport in your game, you will have to add a new entry.
Scroll to the bottom of your file and add BEFORE the ] follwing code. (the two last lines which you see in the file have to remain)
Make sure the previous entry ends with a comma:
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{
  "id": 27245,
  "name": "Beijing Daxing International Airport",
  "latitude": 39.509167,
  "longitude": 116.410556,
  "country": "CN",
  "region": "Beijing",
  "iata": "PKX",
  "icao": "ZBAD",
  "paxSize": 0,
  "cargoSize": 2,
  "paxCount": 94393454,
  "cargoCount": 1943159
}

Pax count, cargo size etc I didn’t care and are copied from another Beijing airport



Other fixes:

There is a wrong London Luton airport placed totally wrong in Amritsar lat/long 0/0. If you want to remove that entry, please search for ID 317800 and remove the entire block. Do not delete 2419 or 318114, those are the correct ones.
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Keep a backup of the file or come back here in case the devs will do other updates in the airport list. But the devs are also free to make the mentioned updates above by themself and provide it to all players. (Friendly wink to the @devs)

If you have any other changes/suggestions, please comment below.

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How to change emergency settings may be something good to put here! :slightly_smiling_face:

That would be a separate topic, this is for the airport database.

Ok, that’s fine, but can someone make a thread like this about it, something everyone can easily find and look at? :slightly_smiling_face: