Gjögur Airport

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Gjögur Airport
Gjögur Airport.JPG
IATA: GJRICAO: BIGJ
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator ISAVIA
Serves Gjögur, Árneshreppur, Iceland
Elevation AMSL 98 ft / 30 m
Coordinates 65°59′35.91″N 021°19′46.64″W / 65.9933083°N 21.3296222°W / 65.9933083; -21.3296222
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 927 3,041 Gravel
Source: AIP Iceland[1]

Gjögur Airport (IATA: GJRICAO: BIGJ) is an airport serving the small population of the Árneshreppur district in the Westfjords of north-west Iceland, on the coast of Húnaflói bay. It is staffed part-time by an AFIS controller, and only opens for Flugfélag Ernir flights, which are twice a week in the winter and once a week in the summer.

Gjögur airport is very important to the local population. In the winter, the airport is the only means of access to the entire district, as the access road is impassable. The government of Iceland requires these flights in order to supply the population with food and other goods, and provide passenger transport. Flugfélag Ernir is the only airline that flies here.

The airport has runway lights, PAPI lights and taxi lights. It has an NDB beacon approach, but this is only short range, e.g. it can be picked up from Hólmavík.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Eagle Air Reykjavík

References[edit]

  1. ^ AIP Iceland: AD 2 - BIGJ - Gjögur PDF

External links[edit]

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