Johor Bahru is a medium sized city located in Malaysia. The city has moderate to high tourism ratings that ranges from between 150 and 250. Business ratings are slightly lower and fall in between the moderate range of 100 to 200.
The default airport here is Senai International Airport (JHB).
In the game, Senai Airport is shown to have been built before 1960. In reality, the airport commenced operations in 1974.
Johor Bahru's moderate ratings makes the city a good destination for players operating routes from large cities, especially passenger routes. Competition in the city is light and the city can sustain it, although barely. Despite the city being in a slightly isolated position in the world map, where few profitable routes can be made south of the city (except for Sydney), players may fly to many large cities to the North (e.g. Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and New Delhi). Stopover routes between Oceania to Asia or Europe are also possible in this city. Despite Johor Bahru's potential, beginners are advised to consider other medium sized cities if possible, as Johor Bahru acts better as a destination rather than as a hub.
Senai International Airport will usually never get upgraded beyond its initial status of level 2. This makes the airport a poor choice for purchase from the national government. Additional airports are also made futile as the virtually zero demand for slots means no players would think of buying slots from another airport. Hence, building and buying airports in Johor Bahru are strongly not recommended for all players.
Lukewarm business ratings means players should try to limit the number of first and business class seats on their passenger planes when flying to or from Johor Bahru. When flying to large cities, medium capacity aircraft are recommended and great examples include the Boeing 767, Airbus A310 and the Lockheed L-1011. Flights to small and medium sized cities are best serviced by small capacity planes such as the Boeing 737, Airbus A320 and the McDonnell Douglas MD-90. Large capacity planes or expensive long ranged planes are not recommended due to the high depreciation rate that comes with using such aircraft.