Airport Tycoon is a fun strategy game for high school students and older kids where you get to learn all about real-life money management strategies and tips, through managing an airport. This insightful learning game requires astute foresight, a determined attitude and a mind open to new ideas. If you do well, you will be rewarded with an overwhelming sense of achievement and purpose.
The goal is to run the airport as efficiently as possible, in order to get the highest score. You have to choose destinations and build runways; manage the airport café; keep all the staff happy; hire celebs to promote the airport; and most importantly, earn as much money as you can in 24 months! You have to decide on which changes to the airport are the most important.
OK Big Shot, think you can handle the grueling demands and finer details of managing an airport? Remember, nothing sucks like bad management! You need to look at the bigger picture, make decisions, ask yourself what’s best for the business, try and keep people happy – and at the same time, let your entrepreneurial skills and personality shine!
How To Play: Use your computer mouse to play the game. Click on the “Next” button in the bottom right corner of the game screen to begin. Click on the various icons in the game screen (runways, destinations, café and shops, baggage handling, passport control and marketing) to make changes to the airport and to read information about current facility and staff situation. Note: You can see your available budget in the top right corner of the game screen. Then click on “Begin Month” in the bottom right corner to see your monthly report. Click on “Next” again to continue.
TIP: You can hire only one celebrity at a time. Do not try buying two as you will waste your money. And remember: You need to spend money to make money! Good luck!