Airport CEO Wiki
Airport CEO
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Developer & Publisher Apoapsis Studios
Released September 28, 2017 (Early Access)
March 4, 2021 (Full)
Platform PC and Mac
Price $19.99 USD

Airport CEO is a 2D Tycoon and management game released for PC and Mac where you take the seat of the CEO of your own airport. You will build the airport’s infrastructure with everything from runways and taxiways, gates and tarmac to constructing terminals with check-in, security, restaurants and shopping. You will manage the business perspective of the airport by hiring employees and executives, making deals with airline companies and making sure that ends meet by keeping an eye on budget and resources.

Running an Airport[]

Your objective is to build and manage your airport to perfection by making strategic decisions, building an optimized airport and ultimately making sure that your passengers and airlines are satisfied. You will need to build the entire airport from scratch including terminal foundations with floors, walls, doors and items as well as the airport infrastructure including runways, taxiways, aprons and other necessary structures. Everything in Airport CEO is deeply simulated so you will need to manage its operations by making strategic decisions such as hiring the right staff, controlling expenditures and optimizing processes.

You will have to cater to the passengers by keeping waiting time to a minimum, having friendly and helpful staff around and making passengers feel secure, keeping any potential criminals at bay; a happy passenger is a shopping passenger. Hopefully you won’t run into any problems such as employee or equipment breakdowns, bad weather causing massive delays or emergency landings. You will be responsible for when things go wrong and, of course, filthy rich when things go right.


The idea for Airport CEO was born in the summer of 2015. By September of that year, development had started. In November, Milestone Build One was reached. This build had a basic airport containing passengers, employees and aircraft.

In April 2016, Milestone Build Two had been created. This build featured dynamic construction and a fully implemented the core features of an airport

Between March and June of 2017, three gameplay videos were released. The videos showed the gameplay at it's current stage and had a voice-over by the development team.

Airport CEO was initially released on the 28th of September, 2017 for $15.99 USD or equivalent.


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