Freight being downplayed?

There are Quite a few reasons for cargo Being not as prominent in IF.

Firstly reworking a cargo aircraft is not as simple as slapping a livery onto an existing aircraft and calling it a day. Dev teams have to recreate a different interior, separate handling mechanics, and other aircraft elements like separate cargo door actions and window layouts.

Secondly, the IF team is not downplaying this type of aircraft which is still a prominent game feature. It just so happens that the planes with prominently feature freighets are quite old in the sim.

That being said if you want to see some of these features in-game you can vote for them below.

Have a great day!