Qasigiannguit Heliport

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Qasigiannguit Heliport
IATA: JCHICAO: BGCH
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Mittarfeqarfiit
Serves Qasigiannguit, Greenland
Elevation AMSL 70 ft / 21 m
Coordinates 68°49′02″N 051°10′29″W / 68.81722°N 51.17472°W / 68.81722; -51.17472Coordinates: 68°49′02″N 051°10′29″W / 68.81722°N 51.17472°W / 68.81722; -51.17472
Map
BGCH is located in Greenland
BGCH
BGCH
Location in Greenland
Helipads
Number Length Surface
m ft
1 60 × 20 197 × 66 Concrete
Source: Danish AIS[1]

Qasigiannguit Heliport (IATA: JCH[2][3]ICAO: BGCH) is a heliport in the eastern part[1] of Qasigiannguit, a town located on the southeastern shores of Disko Bay[4] in the Qaasuitsup municipality, in western Greenland.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Greenland Seasonal: Aasiaat, Ilulissat, Qeqertarsuaq[5]
Air Greenland (settlement flights) Seasonal: Ikamiut, Ilimanaq[5]
Qasigiannguit Heliport is served in winter by the Sikorsky S-61N helicopter, seen here on the tarmac in Ilulissat Airport.

Air Greenland operates government contract flights to villages in the Disko Bay region. These mostly cargo flights are not featured in the timetable,[5] although they can be pre-booked.[6] Departure times for these flights as specified during booking are by definition approximate, with the settlement service optimized on the fly depending on local demand for a given day. Settlement flights in the Disko Bay and Aasiaat archipelago areas are unique in that they are operated only during winter and spring. During summer and autumn, communication between settlements is by sea only, serviced by Diskoline.[7]

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