Thanks for your reply. I must be in a minority because although I live in England I fly to many European countries.
You probably are, but the issue is little bit different, see below.
Are you sure European-based simmers only fly in their own countries? How small-minded is that?
I haven't said anything specific to European simmers, everyone mostly flies in his own country. And US users even more, since they have a so large country to fly in. So, when comparing the whole US market against the fractioned EU market, you'll see why it's best to concentrate on the US, factoring the argument that most users fly in their own country.
On top of that, the Italian market is really in a bad shape now, I know it very well, I don't run just FSDT, but also a flight sim shop for boxed products that sells in Italy only since 1993, and I carry all products from all major flight sim publishers and, sales right now are a fraction of what they used to be, even just a few years ago.
I would have thought there would have been high demand for major airports such as Rome and Milan. Florence less so perhaps because it's probably not large enough for the bigger jets to land.
*Kona* has sold in a week more than Florence in 4 years! And, Florence bad sales, and the possible reason you cited that it's because it's for smaller airplanes, also prove another thing: people keep *saying* on forums "why you don't do a nice small and detailed airport ?", but when the time comes to purchase, they'll always choose international mega-hubs suitable for big airplanes.
You clearly do your research so it's disappointing you don't plan to produce any Italian airports especially when your work is of such a high standard
We haven't done just research, although it's very easy for use to correlate sales data to know, for example, if customers that buy an airport in Europe will also buy a US airport and vice-versa, so we know they *are* the minority, but we also made actual sceneries in Italy, and the only thing they had in common, they were all commercial failures.
I searched for Florence in Aerosoft but found nothing for FS9. Is it an FSX-only product?
Yes, it's FSX only. That's another unfortunate side effect of the marget fragmentation: having to support FS9 as well, means we can't risk anything other than the tried and tested mega-hubs projects.