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Warehouses/Airport Centers

Post by joefremont » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:06 pm

Airport Centers

With the upcoming release of the new cargo system we are adding new features to the maintenance centers, enough so that we will now give them the more general name of 'Airport Center' and they will have some new features.

Representatives.

By having a center at an airport it gives your VA a local person on the ground who can represent you. They can handle local marketing and negotiate deals. The benefits include:

- 10% discount on aircraft parking.
- 5% discount on fuel.
- Effective VA reputation increase by 5 for flights booked from or to the airport. Increase by 10 if centers at both arrival and departure airports.
- Cost to deliver packages reduced from 1% per nm to 0.75% per nm.

All centers have a representative and there is no benifit of having more than one at an airport.

Warehouses:

All centers will have some space for storing packages, the current Maintenance centers will have storage added to them, but there are also dedicated warehouses for storing packages.

Offices:

The smallest center is called a VA office and operates just like a warehouse but its real purpose is as a place for the representative to do there work. It does of course have a storage closet where up to 1,000 kg of packages can be stored.

Monthly Cost:

While the cost of the maintenance centers stays the same the cost of offices and warehouses varies based on airport size and the countries GDP per person. While at KJFK in New York an office may cost 5,253 v$ a month and a large warehouse 107,633 v$, at Lima Peru the office will cost 764 v$ and the large warehouse 37,347 v$.
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Re: Warehouses/Airport Centers

Post by ep-irl » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:01 pm

Hi, just made almost close to 100million on a couple if long haul cargo flights, so im loving the new system,

my question is in regard to warehouses, can you explain it a bit more? why are they needed?, surely if you fly a package to a warehouse and not its final destination you will get fines and reduce the profit considering you have 4 or 2 days for priority packages, is it enough time to get the packages from the warehouse to final destination?
why cant you just fly to the final destination in one go?

hope ive explained myself correctly

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Re: Warehouses/Airport Centers

Post by joefremont » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:31 pm

ep-irl wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:01 pm
Hi, just made almost close to 100million on a couple if long haul cargo flights, so im loving the new system,

my question is in regard to warehouses, can you explain it a bit more? why are they needed?, surely if you fly a package to a warehouse and not its final destination you will get fines and reduce the profit considering you have 4 or 2 days for priority packages, is it enough time to get the packages from the warehouse to final destination?
why cant you just fly to the final destination in one go?

hope ive explained myself correctly
Suppose you setup your routes like a big hub and spoke operation. Plane at its base gets all the packages that go to any if the airports your VA services and flies to the main hub, unloads those packages into the warehouse, pulls out of the warehouse any package going to its base and then flies home. You could just have all the aircraft fly to the hub and then shuffle them all into the right aircraft but that requires all of them to be there at the same time and still would require some juggling.
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