So I've decided to start on a new project, Die Republik Moritz. A pretty medium sized region, I will be working to completely fill it up with villages, small towns, and one major city (St. Gallen). I will be using this thread, so don't worry, you won't have to find a new thread to continue reading this. I'll give you some basic information, and then onto the first update!
Moritz is a small nation located somewhere in-between Germany, and Switzerland. The nation has a strict policy of restoration and preservation over growth, so most of the cities are still very old and small. The largest city, St. Gallen, has about 100.000 residents, and dwarfs any other town in pop. size. There is one airport (see update below!), which has service to most major European cities and to New York.
During the summer the nation is a haven for tourists wanting to visit the historic cities and charming country side, and during the winter the nation is a major ski destination. The economy is mainly based on tourism, but also has a strong banking center and is a tax haven for many billionaires and multi-millionaires.
St. Gallen Basel-Belp International Airport
Basel-Belp is a small international airport that serves both Moritz and the general region beyond the nation. On top of serving as the only airport in the nation, it also hosts the HQ for the national airline and some other offices. There is a small cargo base for Fed-Ex and other European carriers. Rumor has it that Qatar Cargo will starting flying into the airport soon
View of the main terminal, taxi-ways, and the runway.
Although modern on the outside, the inside of the main terminal is a better reflection of the nation with it's historic main entrance modeled off of Berlin Tempelhof.
Main terminal outside view. The only jetway was built to serve larger airplanes, but is still mainly used by medium sized regional carriers.
National airline: Helvetic Airways.
Darwin Airlines is the only other airline that has a hub at Basel-Belp, and serves other Swiss, Northern Italian, and Southern German destinations.
Cargo portion of the airport, which surprisingly has a pretty high traffic demand.