Airline Tycoon 2 is a business simulation game that delves into the intricacies of managing an airline while competing with other tycoons and their management of their respective airlines. The user is considered to be the manager of a specific airline and the objective of the game is to earn the most profits through wise management decision-making related to running an airline. Such decisions include acquisition of airplanes, hiring of employees, credit financing when needed, specifying airplane design, fare, and schedules among others. Another imperative for maximized revenues is the fulfillment of each airline's specific contracts.
Airline Tycoon 2 which is a sequel to Airline Tycoon has two expansions. In the first expansion Honey Airlines DLC, Mario Zucchero of Honey Airlines is denoted as the main character, the original campaign of Airline Tycoon is retained with the addition of two new campaigns. A key feature in this expansion is the incorporation of a Cargo section in the airport. The second expansion Falcon Lines DLC presents Siggi Sorglos of Falcon Lines as its main character. The original campaign from the main game is still maintained with another two new missions. New features of the second expansion include the designation of the Last-Minute Counter as a latest airport area, and business augmentation via new branch offices in foreign airports, which renders access to a greater volume of charter flights.