Paris is a large city located in France. It has very high tourism ratings that often exceed 380, but have slightly lower business ratings that often range from between 200 to 300. The city will host the 1998 World Cup and passenger travel into and/or out of the city will increase greatly during the month of the World Cup.
The default airport here is Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).
The airport was named after Charles de Gaulle (1890–1970), leader of the Free French Forces and founder of the French Fifth Republic, as well as the President of France from 1959 to 1969.
Like London, though a tad bit inferior, high ratings and an excellent location in Europe makes this a great place to start at. However, this city will experience intense competition. Although the city can sustain it, beginners are still advised not to start here. The best routes out of this city are usually to nearby medium sized cities, such as Copenhagen, Alexandria and Luxembourg, as competition will be minimal and great profits can be maintained. The city's location in Europe allows it to be connected to many American, Asian, and African cities.
Due to its high popularity among players, a second airport in this city may be needed within the first 10 years of the game, which may be built by a player or by the national government, as the primary airport will usually attain maximum slot usage very quickly. A player should take this opportunity to build the second airport, or buy the primary one, as soon as possible to obtain the huge profits available from this city. Sometimes, all three airports in the city can maximum slot usage, which prevents any further routes into this city from being established.
The best aircraft to beat the competition and to ferry large numbers of passengers are the Boeing 747 and the Airbus A380. However, these should only be used to fly to and/or from medium-large to large sized cities in order to maintain a high enough revenue to counter the depreciation of the aircraft. For routes to smaller cities, aircraft like the Airbus A300-600 or the Boeing 787 series are well suited for the job. Small capacity planes should be avoided as the city's high ratings and sheer amount of travelers can overwhelm the plane's tiny capacity and may result in more than one aircraft needed to service the routes. This will cause increased depreciation, which is not benefficial to smaller airlines. For cargo, any planes are acceptable so as long as they have a high satisfaction at the time of purchase.
A player may also take advantage of the 1998 World Cup to rake in more revenue by adding additional planes and/or raising prices on routes to Paris temporarily during the few months leading up to and on the month of the World Cup.