Top 10 Best Cities in Pocket Planes

What makes a city 'the best' in Pocket Planes? A cocktail of factors like the number of jobs, population, and location all play an important role. High-population cities like New York, London, and Tokyo tend to have more jobs available, while strategically located cities such as Istanbul can be your gateway between Europe and Asia.

But hang on, there's a twist. What works for others might not work for you, as your strategy is likely shaped by your available aircraft, level, and the regions you've unlocked. Maybe you're all about hauling loads of people and cargo across continents with Sequoias, or perhaps you prefer zipping between close-knit cities with Equinoxes. The dynamic nature of the game, shaped by individual players' preferences and strategies, is what makes it so compelling.

Now, as the saying goes, 'one man's meat is another man's poison.' That's why it's so fascinating to see the cities others deem the best.
The Top Ten
1 New York

Great for transatlantic crossings for Class 3. If you are not in North America, then this is your gateway.

Great for transatlantic as well as a good start/end point for flights to South America.

2 Delhi

In the middle of everything. Great for getting around Asia.

It is my gateway to all the world.

3 London London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south eastern part of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. London is one of the world's most important global cities. It exerts considerable... read more

Great for that transatlantic crossing for Class 3.

4 Madrid Madrid is the capital and most populous city of Spain. The city has almost 3.4 million inhabitants.

Great for transatlantic crossings with Class 2 aircraft. Most will probably need an upgrade for range.

5 Lagos

Needed if crossing the Atlantic to Recife. Very busy. Allows you to get a gateway to South America.

6 Recife

Allows you to go into South America and then North America until you get transatlantic planes.

Great for crossing the Atlantic with any Class 2.

7 Cebu

I use Cebu all the time with the Class 1 aircraft going from Australia to Asia. I don't have many Class 1 left though.

Great for the person who is below level 8. Opens up Australia, Asia, and the Oceanic regions.

Not a vital port to own unless you fly a lot of Class 1 planes.

8 Hong Kong Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia. With over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong... read more

It's in the middle and on the way to almost every destination in China, Japan, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Russia.

9 Istanbul Istanbul, formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural and historic center. The city straddles the Bosphorus strait, and lies in both Europe and Asia, with a population of over 15 million residents, comprising 19% of the population... read more

A good Class 3 to connect Lagos, London, and Singapore. A must to connect Asia to Europe early on.

Always has bux jobs and is a great stopover for Asia-Europe/North America flights.

10 Singapore

The center to everything: Middle East, Southeast Asia, Japan, China, Russia, Korea, and Australia.

The Contenders
11 Los Angeles Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often abbreviated as L.A., is the largest city in California. It has an estimated population of nearly 4 million, and is the second-largest city in the United States, after New York City, and the third-largest city in North America, after Mexico City... read more

Los Angeles to Tokyo is great on Class 3 planes if you want to make money by leaving the game alone for an hour or so.

12 Nairobi

Good as a checkpoint for getting aircraft through Asia.

13 Buenos Aires
14 Manila The capital city of the Philippines, Manila is located on the eastern shore of Manila Bay. It is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, with a rich history influenced by various cultures including Spanish, American, and indigenous influences. As a center for commerce, education, and... read more

Center in Southeast Asia. Connects Southeast Asia to East Asia.

15 Mexico City Mexico City, or the City of Mexico, is the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America.
16 Tehran Tehran is the capital of Iran and is located in the northern part of the country at the foot of the Alborz mountain range. It serves as Iran's political, economic, and cultural center. Known for its modern architecture juxtaposed with historical sites, Tehran is home to landmarks like the Golestan Palace... read more
17 Sydney

It's my hub for New Zealand. I drop off New Zealand goods at Sydney using Class 2 planes and pick them up at Sydney with Class 1 planes. It's a great layover stop for New Zealand.

I often do flights from Sydney to Jakarta with Class 2 aircraft.

18 Shanghai

One of my two layover hubs, the other being New York. Tokyo and Seoul feed Shanghai with jobs. Cyclones, when fully upgraded, can make New York ->. Istanbul ->. Shanghai, though they can't make it to Tokyo from Istanbul.

19 Barrow

Couldn't be located in a better place! It's perfect for my Fogbusters and Cloudliners to take a rest. It's a connector between Australia and Europe.

20 Alice Springs

A must-have for people who start in Southeast Australia. It's a great hub due to its central location in Australia.

21 Bergen Bergen, a city on Norway’s southwestern coast, is surrounded by mountains and fjords, including Sognefjord, the country’s longest and deepest. The historic Bryggen area, with colorful wooden houses, reflects the city’s Hanseatic heritage. It's also known for the Bergenhus Fortress and the Fløibanen... read more

Good, extremely low-cost airport for beginners trying to fly the Iceland/Greenland route from Europe. Belfast works too. The starting Griffin-C can make the journey with a few fuel tank upgrades.

22 Cairo

Another connector between Asia and Europe.

Connects Europe, Africa, and Asia in one place! Very good airport.

23 Norilsk

Best place if you have only tier-three planes!

24 Glasgow Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, is renowned for its industrial heritage and vibrant cultural scene. The city is home to impressive Victorian and Art Nouveau architecture, as well as modern landmarks like the Riverside Museum. Glasgow's music and arts scene thrives in venues like the Glasgow Royal... read more

Good if coming from Berlin to go to Iceland. Also good for going to America via Iceland and Greenland.

25 Melbourne

An upgraded Equinox can fly from Melbourne to Singapore but cannot fly from Sydney to Singapore. Not vital though.

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