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Countries With Largest Airport Outside Capital?  
User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Posted (11 years 12 months 16 hours ago) and read 6270 times:

Hi there.

What countries have their largest airport outside their capital? I can think of Sydney, Australia and Atlanta, USA. What others are there?


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User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 6217 times:

Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Sao Paulo is just a few others....

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (11 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 6199 times:

Toronto, Montego Bay, Auckland, Casablanca, Istanbul, Bombay, Karachi,


Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineTrident From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 484 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 6198 times:

Switzerland - Capital - Berne. Major Airpoprt - Zurich
The Netherlands - Capital - The Hague. Major Airport - Schiphol, Amsterdam
Canada - Capital - Ottowa, Major Airport - Toronto (I assume)


User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (11 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 6181 times:

France : capital Paris, Major airport Roissy-en-France  Laugh out loud

On a more serious note, I'd say Ivory Coast : capital Yamousoukro, and Major Airport Abidjan


User currently onlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (11 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 6157 times:

In no particular order:

Nigeria:
capital - Abuja
largest airport - Lagos (I assume)

Saudi-Arabia
c - Rhyad
l.a. - Jeddah or Dahran (at least juding from the number of airlines)

Cyprus
c - Nicosia
l.a. - Larnaca

Turkey
c - Ankara
l.a. - Istanbul (the older one, I think "Ataturk")




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User currently offlineDutchWings From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 6135 times:

TRIDENT: Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and not The Hague so Schiphol is the capital's airport

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (11 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 6133 times:

Kazakhstan, Tanzania, Bolivia, probably Viet Nam (assuming Saigon is bigger an airport than Hanoi).

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 8, posted (11 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 6119 times:

Not to be nitpicky, but Sydney is a state-capital, if that counts for anything,

V/F



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User currently offlineAeroSales From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 6099 times:

Chicago O'Hare
New York JFK
Atlanta

To name a few these are pretty big


User currently offlineTrident From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 484 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 6098 times:

I was basing my comment re The Hague on the understanding that it is the seat of the Dutch Government. That is the normal criteria for defining a country's capital city. I do realise that Amsterdam is the Condtitutional Capital of The Netherlands. Nothings's ever simple, is it?

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (11 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 6096 times:

Dutchwings, that is correct but Schiphol is NOT in Amsterdam. It's in Haarlemmermeer in the village (or rather on top of it  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ) of Schiphol.
It's only called Amsterdam Airport for marketting reasons (and because Amsterdam is the closest city).
A more geographically correct name would be Hoofddorp international airport Schiphol but I doubt many foreigners (or even Dutch people) would place it correctly that way).



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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6207 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (11 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 6099 times:

The Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico (which people and airlines consider San Juan ) is located in Isla Verde which is in the city of Carolina . The San Juan airport is Isla Grande Municipal Airport which is much smaller than LMM, so Puerto Rico's biggest airport is outside the Capital city .
Chepos



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User currently offlineSVG From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 6083 times:

Israel:
Capital: Jerusalem
Largest Airport: Tel Aviv


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (11 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 6074 times:

SVG - Tel Aviv is the internationally recognised capital of Israel


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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (11 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 6065 times:
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Brazil

Capital city: Brasilia

Main airports: Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro (GIG/GRU)




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User currently offlineSVG From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 6048 times:

Jerusalem is recognised as the capital of Israel by the people of Israel. The Israeli government is based in Jerusalem.

User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (11 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 6025 times:

Yes and Cyprus is recognised as Turkish by the people of Turkey. That doesn't make it Turkish. What is your point? We are discussing recognised capitals, not fairytale ones!


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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5632 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (11 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 6001 times:

Here's an unsual one: Cape Verde. The captial is Praia, on the island of Sao Tiago, while the largest airport is SID, on the island of Sal.


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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5632 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (11 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 5988 times:

We should add China to the list, now that Hong Kong is part of the country.


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User currently offlineHash From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 5980 times:

Pakistan

Capital is Islamabad but largest airport is at Karachi. I think Lahore is the 2nd largest airport.


User currently offlineHawkeye2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 5951 times:

Taipei and Tokyo are the capitals of Taiwan and Japan, but the "Taipei" and "Tokyo" airports are actually in Taoyuan and Narita -- quite a bit of a distance from the capital cities themselves. Same for Seoul and Incheon, I think.

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (11 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 5857 times:

SVG, Israel is the only country in the world that recognizes its capital as Jerusalem. The USA and all other countries recognize Israel's capital as Tel Aviv (if they even recognize Israel at all).

Back on topic...

You guys forgot Canada. Ottowa is Canada's capital, however I believe that Montreal or Toronto is the laregst airport.


User currently offlineThomacf From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 542 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 5836 times:

Jamaica-
Capital: Kingston
Largest Airport: Montego Bay (I think)


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16822 posts, RR: 51
Reply 24, posted (11 years 12 months 5 hours ago) and read 5847 times:

Most capitals of US States have small airports,

NJ- Capital Trenton, largest airport EWR

NY Capital ALbany, largest airports JFK, LGA,

California, capital Sacramento, largest airports SFO, LAX, SAN

Texas, Capital Austin largest airports IAH, DFW

And lets not forget the State of Delaware, they don't even have commericial airservice




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25 Scottb : Another obscure example: Fiji Islands: Capital, Suva; Largest Airport, Nadi (NAN) Some territories: Turks & Caicos Islands: Capital, Grand Turk; Large
26 Thomacf : STT757, if you are going to name US states there are many more to add to your list Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Penn., Alaska, Ohio, New Mexico, Was
27 Sccutler : Belize- Major airport (BZE)- Belize City Capitol- Belmopan
28 Post contains images Yow : Guys, it's Ottawa, Canada not Ottowa. I would have to say that the majority of the world's capitals are not home to the country's busiest airport. Alt
29 Indian_flyboy : India: Capital: New Delhi Busiest and the biggest Airport : Mumbai Regards
30 Backfire : I remember an ICAO official tearing his hair out because someone had listed Jerusalem as the Israeli capital in one of the official ICAO handbooks. As
31 Haveric : Aerosales -- what exactly is Chicago or New York capital of?
32 Clipper471 : Should we consider Texas a country (for those non-history types... it was before entering the US as a state... President Sam Houston)? Austin - capito
33 Post contains images JM017 : Some of these have been covered: Canada capital: Ottawa largest airport: Toronto Germany capital: Berlin largest airport: Frankfurt Jamaica capital: K
34 QatarAirways : United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) Capital - Abu Dhabi (AUH) Largest Airport - Dubai (DXB) Morroco (sp?) Capital - Rabat Largest Airport - Casablance (CMN)
35 Trintocan : About Guadeloupe, that is strictly correct as the capital Basse-Terre actually has a small airport too. Pointe-a-Pitre is the commercial centre and th
36 Lan_Fanatic : What about Italy? Isn't Milan Malpensa larger than Rome Fiumicino?
37 Post contains images Wietse : Amsterdam isn't the nearest city to Schiphol. It's good ol' Amstelveen. Also the cradle of KLM.
38 Spark : People who are mentioning that Narita, Incheon, and Schiphol are not in the capital cities are missing the point. They serve the capital cities of the
39 Trintocan : Sorry Spark, Toronto is sizeably larger than Montreal in population. Vancouver too has gone ahead in recent years. The reasons are complex but the pol
40 Pendrilsaint : The latest statistics show 3.9 million for montreal and somewhere around 2.2 million for vancouver...are you sure its bigger Trintocan?
41 YHU : No, Montreal is still larger than Vancouver in terms of population. In fact, the gap is still sizable as pointed out by Pendrilsaint. Trintocan, where
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