|Quoting EISHN (Reply 30):|
I got hit with a $200mil bill last night, and ended up being -$57mil in debt, but byt the mrning I was up 16mil. I presume it's from all the aircraft that I've leased?
But before the bill, I had placed an order for 1 A320 CFM, due tomorrow night, and will use it to slowly replce my 733 fleet.
here is some guidelines: a month takes 24 days, so if a plane gives a daily profit of say, 250k$, it will make 24*250k per day, so 6m $$.
generally, get rid of the a320+b733s due to the game "saturation". you can easily get a "game month aka real day" income of over 100m if you stick to smaller planes and fly alot of connections to small airports with 500-1m passengers with FEW connections but higher prices.
do not try to get income via route frequency, try to get them via various airports. that way you diversify your schedule and also have a better return on your investment.
i suggest using in the current time of game, to use dash-8, saab340 and small jets like embraer 170/190 (both LR
!) or the dornier 728-100 for short hop and -200 for long hop.
i usually advertise the dorniers for 1.3m per month lease, and i make about 500k per day on each plane with diversified routes and low frequency on each destination. with this, it only takes my customers 3 of 24h to fly for paying the plane and the other 21h are profit in their pockets.
such high returns vs leaserate are just not possible to get on the rather expensive planes such as airbus 320 series or 737, who cost 3-4x as much as the dorniers, so their leaserate is also alot higher, whilst the profit is not that much higher due to saturation.
here is an example of one of my customers who leased one of the dornier 728-200:
On leasing contract.
Lease Rate: €1,350,000
Airline Leased to: Southern Comfort
Time Left on Contract: 0 Months
View Dallas Love Orlando 2 100% €135,704 Close
View Dallas Love San Francisco 1 100% €160,857 Close
View Dallas Love Salt Lake City 1 100% €106,881 Close
i.e. he pays 1.35m per month lease (24d) for the plane and in the same time he makes about 9.6m income, so that leaves him with with about 7.8m in the pocket after gate/slot cost.
do not do the big plane leases, say you rent a 777 for ~16m, you will usually, due to saturation in long range market, make about 20m income per day, but more expensive slots and hell of more expensive plane, hence you end up making money for sombody else, whilst having little money for yourself.
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