Irvine is a small city located in California, USA. The city has low business and tourism ratings ranging between 50 and 100.
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 far too short for these planes or anything larger than a Boeing 757, although the Boeing 767 could land here with payload restrictions.
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 is usually empty and will never achieve a status beyond Level 2 or 3. This makes any additional airports in the city completely useless. Buying this airport from the national government is never recommended as the profits will be extremely low.
Only small planes such as the McDonnell Douglas DC-9 or Airbus A320 are even suitable for service here. For regional flights to mid-sized airports, only planes such as the Bombardier Dash 8 or 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.