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Capital Cities With Thin Service

Wed Dec 13, 2000 12:23 am

Ottawa...Canberra...Berlin... What other national capitals have disproportionately light air service?
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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Wed Dec 13, 2000 12:44 am

Edinburgh
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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Wed Dec 13, 2000 12:50 am

Ulan Bator- Mongolia
Kathmandu- Nepal
and almost all third world nation capitals
 
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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Wed Dec 13, 2000 12:50 am

Wellington and Bern also come to mind. All of these capitals have other commercial cities of a bigger size.
 
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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Wed Dec 13, 2000 1:01 am

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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Wed Dec 13, 2000 1:08 am

Brasilia, Abuja, Hanoi, Suva, Ankara, Rabat...in all these countries there is another major airport/city.
 
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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Wed Dec 13, 2000 2:29 am

Must agree with El Al 001, it's about time the Palestinians had a proper airline and an airport in their capital city, Jerusalem.
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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Wed Dec 13, 2000 2:31 am

don't you mean Israel not Palestine???
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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Wed Dec 13, 2000 4:51 am

Brasilia, Brazil; Bucharest, Romania; Sofia, Bulgaria; Ryadh, Saudi Arabia and of course Baghdad, Iraq with hardly any traffic at all.
 
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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Wed Dec 13, 2000 5:03 am

I forgot to mention Cardiff.
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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Wed Dec 13, 2000 6:05 am

eh, I might be completely wrong. But the capital of Holland is The Hague, right ? And not Amsterdam.
 
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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Wed Dec 13, 2000 6:10 am

Nope it is Amsterdam
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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Wed Dec 13, 2000 7:21 am

Stockholm, Sweden.
Bromma has very thin traffic and practically only domestic.
Therefore most of the Stockholmers rely on Uppsala Airport (Arlanda) way up north in Lappland.      
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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Wed Dec 13, 2000 10:06 am

how busy are canberra and pretoria ?
 
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RE: Dutch Capitals

Wed Dec 13, 2000 10:11 am

Technically it's both. The Queen lives in Amsterdam, but the seat of government is in The Hague, where the Parliment (Binnenhof), and and most of the Government ministries are located. I think most of the embassies are located there as well.

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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Wed Dec 13, 2000 10:16 am

I would disagree withThomacf. Riyadh and Budapest have a very busy traffic.
 
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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Wed Dec 13, 2000 11:07 am

Well, Hailstone a quick check out of QF and AN and their respective regionals shows that Canberra has something like the following rpt flts today:

Sydney 17
Melbourne 11
Adelaide 5
Brisbane 3
Albury/Wodonga 2

I can't vouch for the accuracy of the above, there were some discrepancies between some schedules and listed departures, but you get the message - not a lot happens in the way of rpt, and all of it domestic.
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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Wed Dec 13, 2000 11:23 am

Ryadah (sp?) has not even close to the amount of traffic Jeddah does. Most major European airlines fly to Jeddah and not Ryadah. Ryadah also has the most expensive airport terminal in the world along with the most land-area for a single airport.

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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Wed Dec 13, 2000 12:28 pm

Practically any African capital (except Cairo and Harare) I would think. Also, I can't imagine that many South American nations have dense air service (how many airlines fly into Asuncion, Paraguay?). Also, wouldn't Pyongyang (North Korea) be somewhat lacking in air service? 
 
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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Wed Dec 13, 2000 12:43 pm

It is Grozny back in 1998 they had 200 flights a day
but thanks to the Russian air force they have 200 steele
rubish.
 
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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Wed Dec 13, 2000 3:29 pm

PGF - thanks for that

a place like dili should also be pretty slow (traffic with DRW, as far as i understand)
 
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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Wed Dec 13, 2000 7:44 pm

Cedarjet hahahahha..... so well put, i got i wonder if El Al 001 did 
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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Thu Dec 14, 2000 12:53 am

The capital city of the Netherlands is Amsterdam, Den Haag is the seat of the government.
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast comes to mind - I guess all of that country´s traffic goes through Abidjan.
Similar with Bolivia, whose main intl airport is La Paz, while Sucre is in fact the capital.
What about the new Kazakhstan capital, forgot the name, could it be Astana? But everybody continues to fly to the old one, Almaty.
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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Thu Dec 14, 2000 1:04 am

How about the capitols of states? Does that count?

If so, the capitol of Alaska (Juneau) is TERRIBLY underserved! Alaska Airlines has a major monopoly in this city. It's really ridiculous.

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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Fri Dec 29, 2000 1:28 am

Brasilia, Brazil:
It holds quite a large domestic market to nearly all parts of Brazil due to its central location. You can fly to nearly any Brazilian city from Brasilia thorugh Varig, TAM, Vasp, Transbrasil(based in Brasilia), Nordeste, Rio-Sul, and many others. I am unaware of any Intl' flights from Brasilia, but I am almost sure that they offer one stop(if not non-stop) service to palces like Buenos Aires, or Santiago, and they do also have one-stop service to Miami, and possibly New York.
Asuncion, Paraguay:
TAM Meridional has tried to set up what they call a "hub" in Asuncion, with flights to Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Lima, and Sao Paulo. I think they also fly to other points in Argentina, such as Cordoba and Rosario. Other Int'l carriers at Asuncion include American Airlines(operating 767-300 with direct service to Miami via Sao Paulo), Varig(737 to Sao Paulo, and Rio?), and Aerolineas Argentinas(no info)
 
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Cedarjet

Fri Dec 29, 2000 4:19 am

Must agree with El Al 001, it's about time the Palestinians had a proper airline and an airport in their capital city, Jerusalem.

Go make your ridiculous political statements somewhere else.

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RE: Cedarjet

Fri Dec 29, 2000 7:16 am

Almost all Pacific Island Airports are small. i.e Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Suva, Fiji; Noumea, New Calidonia (It is picking up now.)

Wellington is very small. It only handles flights from Australia and The Pacific.

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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Fri Dec 29, 2000 7:37 am

What does "disproportionatley" refer to? To other capitals? To other cities in the country? Think about it. IAD has much less international service than many other US gateways, but more than other capitals of other countries. Andora has no airport. Does that count? hmmmm.
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Fri Dec 29, 2000 7:41 am

I think Stanley in the Falklands is probably the capital city with the least amount of seats per week! They have 4 islanders on the island, twice weekly service with a 1011, and a weekly service from Lan Chile (I think) in a 732.
Considering more people travel a day from LAX to LHR on Virgin, BA, or AA in an afternoon then go Stanely a year, it is not that bad.
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RE: Capital Cities With Thin Service

Fri Dec 29, 2000 7:48 am

Gothab, Greenland
Charlotte Amalle (sp), Virgin Islands (U.S. terretory)

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