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Surabaya is a small to medium sized city located in Indonesia. The city has high business ratings that range from between 120 and 250, but have lower tourism ratings that fall around the low to moderate range of between 80 to 150.

Airport

Name : Juanda International Aiprort
IATA : SUB
ICAO : WARR
Runway : 10/28 3,000m/9,843ft Asphalt
Coordinates : 07°22′47″S 112°47′13″E
Airport Chart : LINK
Passengers : 17,683,955
Aircraft movements : 136,170

Trivia

In real life, Juanda International Airport started operations in 1964 as a naval air base. The airport is named after Djuanda Kartawidjaja, the last prime minister of Indonesia. He was the man who suggested development for the airport.

Strategy

Surabaya's mediocre ratings makes this place a very unpopular place for airlines to fly to, let alone open a hub here. While this means essentially zero competition, it also means that profits out of Surabaya will be limited. In addition to the restricted income, Surabaya cannot sustain any heavy forms competition, which means players have to be ready to close routes if the price wars gets too intense. The city is also in a slightly isolated position in Indonesia. Although there are plenty of great cities to fly to towards the north (e.g. Beijing, Kuala Lumpur and Guangzhou), there are almost no great destinations to choose from to the south (with the exception of Sydney). This reasons should be enough to convince beginner players not to start here, but to fly here instead from large cities.

Juanda International Airport rarely ever gets upgraded from its initial status of level 2 due to lack of demand for slots. This makes the airport a poor choice to buy over from the national government for any players. Because of this, any additional airports in Surabaya is also useless and should not be built by any players at all throughout the course of the game.

For passenger or cargo flights to large cities, medium capacity planes like the Airbus A310, Boeing 707 and Lockheed L-1011 are advised, while flights to small to medium sized cities should utilise at most small capacity planes like the Boeing 737, Airbus A320 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-9. Large capacity planes of any type and range should be avoided as the extra space in the planes do not contribute to the profits and the heightened maintenance costs for these planes will increase the depreciation of an airline.

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