Experience the Life of a Ground Handler with AirportSim by MS Games

A new simulator has been announced that allows your to take on the role at various airports around the world.

A new experience from the minds at MS Games has been announced at the Future Games Show called AirportSim. The new contemporary simulator will allow you to play the role of an airport ground handler where efficiency, time and precision matter.

In your new role, you will work at a number of different airports taking on the challenges of a ground crew member. Welcoming passengers, offloading baggage and pushing the plane with the tug form just a handful of the duties you will need to complete to keep your passengers, flight crew and airline happy.


You will simulate this experience from a first-person perspective and the world around you is highly simulated. The custom physic and graphics engine means you will be taking on these challenges in realistic environments. Cars, baggage and other equipment have unique handling properties, meaning you will need to take care when manoeuvring around the 737s or A320s that are in the simulator.

With various game modes to choose from, there will be plenty to do. Campaign mode will give you a realistic flight schedule that you will need to follow and complete on time in order to ensure flights leave as scheduled. Free Play grants you the freedom to complete random tasks whilst you handle the weather. Finally, Visitor Mode gives you the chance to look around the included airports (Vágar, Keflavik, and Frankfurt) at your own pace without any pressure or obligations.

For those wanting to get creative with their simulator, you can customise flight schedules, paint skins and more. All of these creations can be shared via the Steam Workshop and the included tools will allow you to really get your imagination running wild.

AirportSim has been developed by MS Games, but has been massively supported by MK-Studios. MK-Studios, if you don’t know, brought us airports like Rome, Lisbon, Keflavik and more to Microsoft Flight Simulator. So if you liked the detail in those airports, there’s a good chance you will like what they’ve done with AirportSim.

If taking on the life of a ground handler sounds interesting to you, then you’ll need to get your virtual high-viz jacket ready for when the simulator launches in 2023 on Steam and Xbox. FSElite will be sure to follow the game’s development and be sure to report to you when we learn more. For now, check out the trailer and screenshots for AirportSim.

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Calum Martin
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Calum has been an avid fan of Flight Sim since the release of FS2000 and has developed his love for aviation ever since.
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