Ittoqqortoormiit Heliport

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Ittoqqortoormiit Heliport
IATA: OBYICAO: BGSC
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Mittarfeqarfiit
Serves Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
Elevation AMSL 238 ft / 73 m
Coordinates 70°29′18″N 021°58′19″W / 70.48833°N 21.97194°W / 70.48833; -21.97194Coordinates: 70°29′18″N 021°58′19″W / 70.48833°N 21.97194°W / 70.48833; -21.97194
Map
BGSC is located in Greenland
BGSC
BGSC
Location in Greenland
Helipads
Number Length Surface
m ft
1 15 49 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 834
Aircraft movements 427
Source: Danish AIS[1]
Statistics from airport[2]

Ittoqqortoormiit Heliport (IATA: OBY[3][4]ICAO: BGSC) is a heliport in Ittoqqortoormiit, a village in the Sermersooq municipality in eastern Greenland.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Greenland Nerlerit Inaat[5]

Because of passenger capacity, the helicopter do up to four flights for each departing airplane. There are 50 minutes between these helicopter departures, causing a longer total travel time for many passengers.[5]

Relocation[edit]

The Nerlerit Inaat Airport may be relocated [6] to a new site on Liverpool Land much closer to Ittoqqortoormiit, between the settlement and Unarteq cape (Kap Tobin) to the south, thus eliminating the need for helicopter transfers.[7] The project would be economical if the need for the helicopter could be eliminated, but it is needed for search and rescue also.[7]

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