I thought that since I’ve had a bit more time to play the game than most, I would post my current effort, which I’ve started after release. I started with $1,000,000 and no cheats/loans etc. So I’m slowly building up.
Additionally, if you have any questions about how I’ve set things up, why I’ve done certain things etc. Please feel free to ask I will be updating this topic along with the airport (assuming the save doesn’t break at some point).
So, without further ado, here is the development of Melbourne International Airport (Australia):
^ Here is an overview of the airport. As you can see, I’m starting in one corner and giving myself lots of room to expand to the rest of the map.
^This is the road network around the terminal area and service areas. As you can see, we have all land transit options set up as well as refueling services (this was added after the airport opened since I couldn’t afford it to start).
^The checkin hall is pretty devoid of anything because when I opened, I had very little money to add seating or more than what there is currently. This will be rectified soon. As you can see, there is no baggage handling yet since I can’t afford it.
^Security, bathrooms and the staffroom. As you can see, staff have their own security checkpoint from their staff area straight into the secure airside, so they don’t need to wait in line.
^The secure airside. As you can see, it’s mostly seating of various arrangement and colours, as well as a small food shop, Swift Veg. Unfortunately, I don’t think we’re going to hit the sales target since we don’t have enough passengers through.
^We started with just two medium gates and we’ve recently added the third one in, which is about ready to take flights now.
^As you can see, adding in the third gate has caused quite a lot of congestion throughout the airport. Not to mention, the staff facility is getting a bit crowded. Time to expand now we have a bit more money!
^The new staff facility being built in the expanded section of the terminal now.
^Much more room, which means the old staff facility can now be demolished to make way for more checkpoints.
^ We’ve also added more bus stops out front and made the area a bit more pleasant, with shelters and plants now.
^ And we’ve added a new security check point so passengers don’t have to wait so long in line.
As you can see, things are coming along quite well, and financially we’re making a decent amount of cash. So in the next update, I’ll be tackling adding in a baggage service to this airport, since I finally have enough money to procure it!
Until next time