Advantages in game
- to introduce airlines that are otherwise unable to or unwilling to operate at your airport. Why might an airline not be able to operate? Poor safety or performance record that does not meet your airport’s standards; another airline that does meet your standards may have a codeshare agreement with the former airline. Unwillingness? The exact opposite.
- as a way for airlines to test the demand and performance of an airport before implementing an actual flight. Hence this could be seen as a precursor for bringing in new airlines and more flights to your airport!
Disadvantages in game
- causes some confusion for passengers. Let’s face it… some people don’t bother reading their own tickets/itinerary. Information displays and desks could mitigate this issue
- slighty slower check-in process for the flight?
This additional level of complexity could be a large incentive for your airport to do well, since doing well begets better airlines and more flights and so on.
For those better informed in airline operations, do correct me.