Not to be confused with Kona, a US city in Hawaii.

Kano is a small city located in Nigeria. The city has low tourism and business ratings that range from between 100 and 150 each.


The default airport here is Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (KAN).


The airport is named after a Nigerian politician, Aminu Kano. In the 1940s he led a socialist movement in the northern part of the country in opposition to British rule. He is a highly respected man in Nigeria as he not only has an airport named after him, but also a college and a major street.


Due to its low ratings, Kano is one of the many very unpopular cities in Africa for many airlines. This is not surprising as the low ratings gives limited profits, even to large cities. Competition in Kano is essentially zero, but players should note that the city cannot sustain any form of competition. Hence, beginners with little experience should avoid this city if possible. The city, however, is within reach of several large cities in Africa (e.g. Johannesburg, Monrovia and Cairo) and Europe (e.g. London, Amsterdam and Istanbul) and this can help any airline making a hub out of this city to make some decent profits in order to run sustainable operations in Kano. 

Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport is usually empty throughout the entire game. Even airlines choose to fly here, it usually does not get upgraded beyond its initial status of level 2. As such, this airport is a poor choice for purchase from the national government as the profits will never be worth the 60 credits spent. Additional airports in Kano are also futile due to this and players should also never consider building second or third airports in the city as better options exist elsewhere.

Low business ratings means players should try to limit the number of business and first class seats on passenger flights to Kano. Long ranged flights to this city are also not recommended as the revenue generated may not be able to cope with the depreciation of the expensive long ranged aircraft. When flying to large cities, players are encouraged to use medium capacity planes such as the Boeing 757, Airbus A310 and the Tupolev Tu-204. Routes to small and medium sized cities should be serviced by small capacity planes such as the Boeing 737, Embraer E-Jet and the Bombardier CSeries. Avoid large capacity planes as the high maintenance costs that comes with these aircraft may cause an increased depreciation as income from the routes will be very limited.

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