Irvine is a small city located in California, USA. The city has low business and tourism ratings ranging between 70 and 120.
The default airport is John Wayne Int'l Airport (SNA).
In game, a player could, theoretically, land a plane as large as an Airbus A380 or Boeing 747 here. In real life, the airport's main runway is only 1,738 m long. This is too short for these planes or anything larger than a Boeing 757.
The airport mainly serves the real -life city of Santa Ana, not Irvine.
Irvine is a very poor place to start your airline in. The city has a disadvantageous location, with not many airports to connect to west, although there is an abundance east of the airport. The city's meager ratings mean demand is extremely low and many planes will be flying mostly empty regardless of the destination. Although competition is non-existent, the city cannot sustain any form of competition and players should be prepared to close routes if necessary.
John Wayne Int'l Airport will rarely achieve a status beyond Level 2 or 3. This makes any additional airports in the city a bad idea. Buying this airport from the national government is not recommended unless the player is to privatize it for his/her personal use.
Only small planes such as the McDonnell Douglas DC-9, Tupolev Tu-204 or Airbus A320 are suitable for service here. For regional flights to mid-sized airports, only planes such as the Embraer E-Jet should ever be used. Large planes should be avoided as the low demand will constantly result in low occupancy and the meager profits will not make up for the costs of the aircraft.