Traffic rights

Introduction

The legal home country (as listed on your airline info page) determines the traffic rights for your airline. For subsidiaries, this is usually based on the location of your holding company, or the combined amount of shares held, if your airline is a listed enterprise.

Generally, you can always transport passengers within your home country as well as on flight from/to you home country. If your home country has siigned a treaty, your traffic rights may be extended.

For Cargo flights you don’t have to worry about traffic rights - you are allowed to operate between any two airports in the world, unless there are (political) restrictions in place.

Treaties

Treaties can extend your traffic rights. In AirlineSim, there are two types or treaties available. The Eu Treaty and the Oceanic Open Skies Treaty will provide you an open market, that basically traeats all flights between any airports on the member states and domestic flights for your airline. However, if you want to offer flights to countries outside the treaty, those flights still have to be from/to your own home country. Below, you can find some illustrattions on how the treaties work.

EU Treaty & oceanic Open Skies

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Yamoussoukro Decision & Caricom 5th Freedom

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List of countries that accept foreign investment:

There are a number of countries throughout the world which allow foreign investment; the previously stated rules apply to these countries as they do to any other, but unlike countries which do not allow foreign investment, foreign holdings may - through the establishment of an enterprise based in the investment-open country - operate airlines in them, while enjoying all the rights granted to domestic holdings.

Depending on your game world, that list of countries that accept foreign investment, will be different. You can always check the country page on your game world, to make sure what the status is. Here is a complete list of the different lists that are in use. Any new game worlds are using list C.

Country List A List B List C
Angola included included included
Argentina included included not included
Azerbaijan included included included
Bahamas included included included
Barbados included included included
Benin included included included
Cambodia included included included
Cameroon included included included
Chad included included included
Colombia included included not included
Costa Rica included included not included
Djibouti included included included
Dominica included included included
Dominican Republic included included not included
Ecuador included included not included
Gambia included included included
Georgia included included included
Grenada included included included
Guatemala included included included
Guinea-Bissau included included included
Honduras included included included
Iraq included included included
Ivory Coast included included included
Kazakhstan included included not included
Kenya included included not included
Kyrgyzstan included included included
Kuwait included included included
Laos included included included
Lebanon* included included included
Moldova included included included
Mongolia included included included
New Zealand included not included not included
Niger included included included
Pakistan included included not included
Panama included included not included
Papua New Guinea included included included
Paraguay included included included
Qatar included included not included
Solomon Islands included included included
Samoa included included included
Senegal included included included
Sao Tome and Principe included included included
Sierra Leone included included included
Somalia included included included
St. Kitts and Nevis included included included
St. Lucia included included included
St. Vincent included included included
Sudan included included included
Swaziland included included included
Tanzania included included not included
Togo included included included
Tonga included included included
Trinidad and Tobago included included included
Tuvalu included included included
Uganda included included included
Ukraine included included not included
Uzbekistan included included included
Zambia included included included

*Does not apply to holding enterprises based in Israel

Political restrictions

There are certain country-pairs which, for political reasons, do not permit travel between each other. Other routes between specific airports that are serving the same region, can also be banned for game-play reasons.

Go to Database > Forbidden Routes on your game world to find a list of all restrictions.

Please note for our game world Devau, that restrictions between airports to not apply there due to a special configuration of the game world without ground networks.