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Largest Capital City Without Int'l Services  
User currently offlinePzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1417 posts, RR: 13
Posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

I guess that prize would go to BSB (Brasilia, Brazil), unless:

a) you know there is an international services from BSB (if so, please, let me know airline, destination, frequency and a/c)

b) there are larger capitals with international service (I think BSB is over 1,5 million people).




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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8628 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1282 times:

I'm sure Brasilia has at least a couple of regional int'l flights, ie Argentina, Venezuala etc. The obvious one is Canberra, Australia. What about Holland's capital, The Hague. Does it even have a heliport?

Anyway, I have the winning answer. The biggest capital city in the world without any int'l services at all is, of course, Baghdad.



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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5349 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

Correct me if im wrong, but The Hague is not the capital of holland, it is an independent country? It would have to therefore qualify, asit has no airports at all!



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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8628 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1279 times:

The population of Baghdad is definitely over 1.5m (Brasilia). For bonus credit, I can name another capital with a population higher than Brasilia (or comparable) with no int'l air service: Gaza City (or East Jerusalem, which doesn't have an airport - even though the aspirational capital of Palestine is of course E Jersalem, Gaza is the actual administrative capital and has, or more accurately, had, an international airport). So my answer is Canberra, The Hague, Baghdad and Gaza. Add to that list a number of African countries, whose int'l services can come and go, ie N'djamena (Chad), Kigalia (Rwanda), Mogadishu (Somalia) and a few others.


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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17564 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

If you want to get technical Washigton DC has no air service, Reagan National and Dulles airport are both in Virginia.


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User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5557 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1261 times:

STT757: True they are in Virginia, but it serves DC. MSP is really in Bloomington and Richfield, MN.

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User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1251 times:

Okay, getting more technical...

How about San Marino and Vatican City and Monaco (although Monaco does have a heliport)



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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3514 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1247 times:

Canenberra, though not large, has no international service.



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34575 posts, RR: 70
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

TAM had daily A320 service between Miami and Brasillia. It was launched in June 2001, but sadly was canned after September. It made a stop in Manaus. I would not be surprised to see the flight return within a year or so.


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