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[[Terminals]]
'''What is a Terminal?'''
'''What is a Terminal?'''
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A terminal gives you more gates for a building fee in your home country, or through out the EU (If you are a EU based airline).
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By default, your gates are leased from airports. Leased gates are subject to airport gate capacity and per-airline limits, as well as automatic confiscation of unused gates. You can optionally choose to build or buy your own terminal at an airport to get around these limits and acquire exclusive rights to all gates in the terminal. In addition, monthly fees for gates in your own terminal are half the rate of leased gates at the same airport.
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The value of a terminals counts toward your airline assets and valuation.
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'''How to buy one'''
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''Acquiring a terminal''
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Go down your side bar to Main Menu > Manage Terminals . Then select the airport, press build terminal, enter the amount of gates you want (there will be a minimum) and click "build terminal" for the second time.
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There are two ways to acquire a terminal - build your own for a hefty one-time construction cost, or buy a terminal for sale if one is available.  
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Only use the "used" terminal option if one is available at the airport you want.
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''Building a terminal''
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To build a new terminal, click '''Manage Terminals''' on the left menu. Select the airport, click '''Build Terminal''', and enter the total number of gates to build in the terminal. Because all of your flights at existing leased gates will be moved to your new terminal, you must build at least the number of gates you are currently using. After reviewing the construction cost quote, click "Build Terminal" to build the terminal.
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'''Should I buy one?'''
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''Buying a terminal''
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To buy a terminal for sale, select the terminal from the list and click '''Buy Terminal'''. Because all of your flights at existing leased gates will be moved to your new terminal, the purchased terminal must have at least the number of gates you are currently using. Buying existing terminals for sale is usually significantly less expensive than constructing a new one of similar size.
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Yes if:
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''Expanding a terminal''
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To expand a terminal you already own, the process is the same as constructing a new one (see above). Be sure to enter the '''total''' number of gates after expansion, not the additional number of gates to build.
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*You have money to cover the construction costs with out going into debt.
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''Selling a terminal''
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*You fly lots of routes out of the airport
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You can sell a terminal you own only if you have no flights operating from that airport. To sell a terminal, click '''Manage Terminals''' on the left menu. Select the terminal you want to sell, then click "Sell Terminal".
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*You have reached the leasing limit (10 gates for every airport that is not a hub, 25 for hubs)
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*Part of your alliance rules
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No if:
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'''When should I move to a terminal?'''
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*You dont have enough money for the building costs, or to pay for the terminal with out going into debt
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You may want to build a terminal if:
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*There are plenty of gates left
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* you have reached the leasing limit at the airport (or no more gates are available) and still want to expand
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*You do not have a hub or base at the airport, or only fly a few routes from it.
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* you use a large number of gates at the airport and want to lower your monthly gate fees
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'''Pros and Cons'''
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Pros
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*Gives you cheaper gate fees at that airport
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*Guarantees gates at your airport
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*Can be sold or demolished if not needed.
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Cons:
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*Costs alot to build
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*Must build more gates at airport , can not lease gates with terminal
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*May cause you to go into debt if it is built at wrong time
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Revision as of 17:56, 10 July 2012

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