The virtual airline for professionals

Since 2013

Intercity is aimed at virtual pilots who want to be able to simulate real flying as closely as possible. Using sophisticated addon aircraft on flights with an average duration of just 96 minutes, Intercity is the airline for pilots who like to be kept busy during their flight! Read on to see what we offer in more detail.

Aircraft Fleet

Our short distance, high frequency European operations favour turboprops and narrowbody jets and we operate only one type for each of our mission requirements to reduce costs. You’ll immediately be able to fly any of aircraft. Each type has detailed standard operating procedures (SOPs) outlined and helpful FAQs. We support quality payware and freeware packages from authors such as Fenix and FlyJSim.

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Routes and schedules

Operating bases/hubs
London City EGLC LCY
61 destinations, 28 aircraft
Edinburgh EGPH EDI
64 destinations, 28 aircraft
Birmingham EGBB BHX
82 destinations, 27 aircraft
Düsseldorf EDDL DUS
80 destinations, 50 aircraft
Milan Linate LIML LIN
71 destinations, 23 aircraft

Intercity operate over 1200 flights a day on almost 700 routes to every corner of North and West Europe, from bases in the British Isles and Continental Europe. Our flights are normally between 45 minutes and 2 hours in duration, which means you spend more time actively flying the aircraft, rather than watching clouds and monitoring instruments!

There’s lots of variety and choosing a flight is easy with our simple Schedules Search feature. You can even pick a specific aircraft and fly its complete duty for the day (in your own time of course)! There are also charters and special events throughout the year.

Our schedules are highly realistic and consider: weekly passenger demand between cities, existing provision by air and rail, airport slot and parking availability, local restrictions on operating hours, turnaround duration, optimal frequency and timing to ensure flights are spread throughout the day and account for time differences.

Intercity Airways route map

ACARS flight logger and personal logbook

Intercity ACARS2 is our bespoke flight logging program that keeps you in-touch with us. It records and transmits telemetry as you fly for Intercity. These details are used to provide you with a comprehensive logbook, which includes maps and graphs for each of your flights!

Intercity ACARS2 is quick and simple to use; start it before you fly and input your username, password and choose a flight. Once you’ve finished flying, add any additional details you want and then press the send button – simple! There are no lengthy forms or complicated third party software. It even updates itself automatically!

ACARS2 is a powerful tool but won’t impact your framerates and requires no attention during flight, so you can leave it in the background – set it and forget it! It also provides a live news feed, generates operating flight plans, performs performance calculations, access to your logbook, lets you check progress towards earning awards and checks for cheating, so you can be sure everyone has logged their hours fairly.

Currency policy

Pilots are required to fly one flight every 60 days (our shortest flights are under 45 minutes). If no flights are logged they are marked inactive for a further 90 days before being automatically removed from the roster, however they can rejoin later. Pilots may apply for leave up to 180 days per year and during this time will not be subject to minimum flight requirements; longer periods of leave will be considered on a case by case basis. New members must record their first flight within 30 days of joining.

To successfully log a flight it must be a route contained within our schedules, use the aircraft type specified and safely land. Unlike many virtual airlines, we’ll not reject flights because they landed heavily or arrived late, although we do record this information for you.

Online flying

radar scope

We encourage our pilots to utilise multiplayer networks that offer Air Traffic Control (ATC) such as VATSIM and IVAO and provide full support for your online flying endeavours, although you are welcome to fly offline if preferred. You can join Intercity in the confidence that we are well regarded by Air Traffic Controllers for our quality standards.

A rewarding experience


First officer First Officer epaulettes 0-100 hours
Senior first officer Senior First Officer epaulettes 100-500 hours
Captain Captain epaulettes 500+ hours

Hours transferred from other airlines and networks count towards rank. Rank does not restrict what aircraft types you can fly and is mainly used for multi-crew operations.
Monthly awards

Most flights in the month award Most flight hours logged during month
Most flight hours online in the month award Most flight hours logged on multiplayer during month

Awards are given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each award category. You can see who’s leading this month on the statistics page. The final results are announced in the News section at the start of each month.
Cumulative awards

Awards earned are shown at the top of the logbook. In the crew centre there is an awards page showing all the awards earned and awards being worked towards. Newly earned awards are also announced monthly in the forums and news.

5 different airports visited Different airports visited

Vatsim hours award VATSIM hours logged

10 hours flown award Hours logged

5 IVAO hours logged award IVAO hours logged

5 flights flown awar Flights flown

The above categories are awarded in intervals of 5 (white), 10 (red), 20 (green), 50 (blue), 100 (bronze), 200 (silver) and 500 (gold).
Transferred hours do not earn awards.

J41 type rating award Jetstream 41 type rating
(5 flights in JS41)

ATR type rating award ATR 42 type rating
(5 flights in AT42)

Dash 8 type rating awardDash 8 Q400 type rating
(5 flights in DH8D)

Airbus A320 type rating award Airbus A320 series type rating
(5 flights in A319/A320)

Chatterbox (50 posts) awardChatterbox
(50 forum posts)

Community Contribution award (star)Community contribution
(awarded by management)