Microsoft Flight Simulator Wellington Airport Gets First Screenshots; Puerto Plata Announced; Rome Fiumicino & Speck-Fehraltorf Released

Today third-party developers released new add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, on top of sharing new reveals.

We start with Flightbeam Studioswhich shared the first look at its upcoming Wellington Airport (NZWN) in New Zealand.

The developer is applying the finishing touches to the airport before entering beta testing, so it shouldn’t be too far off.

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Next is an announcement from Dreamflight Studios, which will release Gregorio Luperón International Airport (MDPP) serving Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic.

It’s the Republic’s fourth-busiest airport, with a lot of airline traffic both year-round and seasonal, so it’s definitely an interesting addition to the simulator for those who like to fly in the Caribbean.

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We also get to see a single screenshot.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Puerto Plata

On the side of releases, MK Studios launched Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino Airport (LIRF) in Rome, Italy.

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You can find it on Orbx Direct for 17.16. Below you can read and see what you can expect.

  • Rome Fiumicino Airport in very detailed rendition
  • High definition PBR textures
  • 2022 airport layout
  • Satellite image for the airport area
  • Simplified terminal interior

Another release comes from Terrainy Studios and it’s Speck-Fehraltorf (LZSK) near Zurich, Switzerland.

You can find it on SimMarket for $ 9.25 plus applicable VAT.

  • Highly detailed 3D models of the airport and it’s surroundings.
  • Dynamic scenery objects that are affected by wind direction, weather, and time of year.
  • 10cm accuracy (ZL20) orthophoto, covering the airport area.
  • Animated models of both people and animals.
  • Static aircraft models.
  • Highly detailed tower interior.
  • Accurate runway slope
  • 4K textures exclusively using PBR
  • Performance optimized.
  • Accurate custom mesh.
  • Accurate approach landmarks.
  • Custom placed plants and vegetation.

We then get a new one early access release from Hype Performance Group, which opened pre-orders for the Airbus H145 “Action Pack.”

This will include 5 additional rescue and utility-focused variants of the developer’s Airbus H145 helicopter.

It costs $ 40 (currently discounted to $ 35) and will come with the following variants:

  • Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) & Search and Rescue (SAR)
  • Firefighter
  • Offshore Utility & Coast Guard
  • Civilian Cargo
  • Military Cargo

Of course, the base H145 package is required to use this expansion.

Unfortunately, not all news are good for third-party developers today, as at least two relevant local studios have been affected by the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

The first is Pryeegue, which is one of the most talented airport developers for Microsoft Flight Simulator. They have recently released Glasgow and Edinburgh and they were working on Belfast International Airport (EGAA).

Below you can see the last image they have posted of the airport under construction on their Facebook page. You can find all their airports on Orbx Direct, in case you want to support them. Their quality is absolutely recommended across the board.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Pyreague

The second developer is FlightSimGames, whose work on an upcoming Pilatus Porter PC-6 we have covered many times in the past.

Today they have posted on the Official Microsoft Flight Simulator forum Mention that their work on the aircraft is suspended and that they would try to visit the forums from time to time, hoping to find the dedicated thread alive.

These are the developers affected by the crisis of whom we are aware, but there could be more. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families, and we hope they will be safe.

Recently, we published our latest interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann and we heard more about Microsoft’s plans for the next few months, including World Update Australia.

If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of the Twin Otter, Auckland International Airport, Skiathos Airport, Athens International Airport, Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Amami Airport, Bristol Airport, Marrakech Menara Airport, Great Britain Central, Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Kraków Airport, Fukuoka City & Airport, Fort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City & Airport, Manila Airport, Santiago Airport, the Frankfurt City Pack, Key West Airport, the Okavango Delta, Bali Airport, London Oxford Airport, Berlin Brandenburg Airport, the CRJ 550/700, the PA-28R Arrow III, Kristiansand Airport, Macau City & Airport, Bonaire Flamingo Airport, Milano Linate Airport, the Singapore City Pack, Tokyo Narita Airport, Yao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City Pack, Greater Moncton Airport, Tweed New Haven Airport, Santorini Airport, Sydney Airport, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Reggio Cala Bria Airport, Bastia Poretta Airport, Munich Airport, Paris Orly Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Sankt Johann Airfield, Dublin International Airport, and Seoul City Wow. We also have a beta preview of Singapore Changi airport.

If you want to learn more about the game itself, you can read our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s game.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam, and Xbox Series X | S.

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