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Dallas is a large city located in the southern portion of USA. The city has high tourism and business ratings that often exceed 300 or more each. Usually, the business ratings are higher than the tourism ratings.

Airport

The default airport here is Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

Strategy

High ratings will make Dallas a very attractive place for many players to open a hub here and fly to as many destinations as they can. Beginners are advised not to start here as the competition on the routes to many of the large cities are often intense, although Dallas can sustain it. The city is in a rather good spot to make connections to other destinations. Flights to western and eastern United States (e.g. San Francisco and Boston), South America (e.g. Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro) and Europe (e.g. Amsterdam and Athens) are all possible. To open up the market for flights in Dallas, use long ranged planes to get to Asian cities like Tokyo, Shanghai and Bangkok. Sometimes, monopolised flights to small and medium sized cities can generate more income than routes to large cities with many competitors. This market tends to be bountiful and cities like Spokane, Vancouver, Bogota and Lisbon all make great destinations to fly to.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport often will achieve maximum slot usage within 10 to 15 years into the game. This makes the airport a very good choice to be bought over from the national government whenever a player is seeking to do so. The inability for the principal airport to meet the demand for slots might prompt players to build the second airport in the city, but this is usually best left for the national government. Additional airports often don't attain a status beyond a level 4 or 5 and is usually not worth the 40 credits (30 for the third airport) the player will have to pay.

Due to the heavy competition for routes to large cities for cargo or passenger operations, it is essential that players use planes with a large capacity and high satisfaction when it comes to servicing these routes. Examples include the Boeing 747, Airbus A380 and the McDonnell Douglas MD-11. Flights to small and medium sized cities should use aircraft with a medium capacity like the Boeing 787, Airbus A300, McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and the Ilyushin IL-96. Planes with a small capacity are not recommended on most routes out of Dallas due to the huge number of passengers and cargo being able to achieve a 100% occupancy on such flights too quickly, even during off-peak season. This will prompt many airlines to add more planes to the route, thereby increasing maintenance costs and depreciation.

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