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La Paz is a small city located in Bolivia. It has low to moderate tourism and business ratings that range from between 50 and 150 each. The tourism ratings are usually slightly higher than the business ratings.

Airport

The default airport here is El Alto International Airport (LPB).

History

In real life, this airport is not located in La Paz. It is located in the city of El Alto which is about 13km from La Paz.

Startegy

Low ratings here in La Paz should be enough to put many players away from flying to the city, let alone open a hub. Although this means zero competition, it also means that La Paz cannot sustain any if competitors present themselves. Its location is also a major disadvantage as it can only be connected to nearby cities of South America like Sao Paulo, Lima and Buenos Aires using medium ranged planes and routes to cities in North America such as Orlando, Houston and Phoenix require long range planes to get to. Hence, beginners are advised to avoid making this city their first hub and to select other better cities that are available.

El Alto International Airport is usually empty but sometimes may cater to a handful of airlines. Regardless, the airport usually does not achieve a status beyond a level 1 or 2 during the entire course of the game. This makes the airport a poor choice to buy over from the national government due to meagre profits for a huge costs (60 credits). Due to the lack of slot demand, construction of any additional airports are futile and should not be considered an option for airlines at all.

If players opt to fly here, then flights to large cities are recommended. The best planes for these routes are the medium capacity planes like the Boeing 767, Airbus A310 and the Lockheed L-1011. Long range planes should be used in order to expand the limited route market from La Paz if possible. Flights to small and medium sized cities should only use small capacity planes such as the Boeing 737, Embraer E-Jet and the Bombardier CRJ Family. Large capacity aircraft should be avoided under any circumstances in order to minimise depreciation caused by the massive maintenance costs of the planes and the restricted income from many of the routes out of La Paz.

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