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Pyongyang is the capital and largest city located in North Korea. However, it has low business and tourism ratings that hardly ever exceed 100 each. Although there are times where the business ratings can exceed 100, but this usually happens quite late into the game and the ratings in this city have an upper absolute limit of 150.

Airport

The default airport here is Pyongyang Sunan International Airport (FNJ).

Strategy

Due to it's low ratings, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to find out why so few people choose to fly here, let alone make this place their hub. Players looking for a challenge can try to play here, but only routes from and to large cities like Tokyo, Beijing or London would be profitable, although revenue will be limited. Cargo routes should also come from large cities in order to even generate enough money to cover the depreciation of the aircraft. Competition into this city is unheard of. However, if there are any, the route should be closed as the city cannot support any form of competition. When an economic crisis hits, the ratings can fall to very low levels (often below 50). At this point, routes out of this city should be stopped regardless of whether it is monopolised or not as the revenue will now never be enough to cover the depreciation of the aircraft.

Pyongyang Sunan International Airport rarely ever achieves a status beyond a level 1 or 2. This lack of slot demand also makes any additional airport in Pyongyang totally useless. For this reason, no players should ever consider buying or building any airport here unless they don't value credits and cash.

Only cheap, small capacity planes should be used for both passenger and cargo operations to minimise the depreciation rate. For passenger flights, this includes the Bombardier Dash 8, Tupolev Tu-124, McDonnell Douglas DC-9, Sukhoi Superjet 100 and the Comac C919. Cargo operations can use the Boeing 737F, Antonov An-24 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32F.

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