When we open a populair airport, we see sometimes a crazy amount of traffic, both on the ground as well as inbounds. Often the airport gets an unrealistic amount of traffic, and without an Approach ATC the Tower ATC will struggle to get the traffic sequenced properly.
I propose a feature where Tower can temporaily deny incoming traffic. There is currently an instruction for this, but my proposal is that Tower ATC can change the status of the airport to ‘deny inbounds’, which then changes the colour of the airport name from Green into Red (or another recognisable colour).
An inbound Pilot trying to contact Tower sees a message that the airport is not accepting trafic at this time, and can take the appropriate action.
Landing anyway, will automatically result in a violation.
As an option, if we want to allow emergency landings, an option could be created for a Pilot to request an emergency landing; but that only makes sense if IF builds in the possibility of breakdowns, birdstrikes, etc. So future thing.
Let me know what you think