If I assign a franchise area a contract, it appears in the ECONOMY > Accepted Contracts section, along with all the other contracts. Setting up the contract is different however which is understandable because the contract is for a very specific location in the airport and not for an airport wide service (like fuel and flights).
But how do I get to hear about the contracts expiring? I get emails about the ones that are set up in ECONOMY > Offered Contracts, but not about franchises. A couple of times now in my tutorial playthrough the contracts have just ended apparently without any warning. Are there any warnings about these?