Ukkusissat Heliport

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Ukkusissat Heliport
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Ukkusissat Heliport: Air Greenland Bell 212
IATA: JUKICAO: BGUTLID: UKK
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Mittarfeqarfiit
Serves Ukkusissat, Greenland
Elevation AMSL 223 ft / 68 m
Coordinates 71°03′19″N 051°53′00″W / 71.05528°N 51.88333°W / 71.05528; -51.88333Coordinates: 71°03′19″N 051°53′00″W / 71.05528°N 51.88333°W / 71.05528; -51.88333
Map
BGUT is located in Greenland
BGUT
BGUT
Location in Greenland
Helipads
Number Length Surface
m ft
1 15 49 Gravel
Source: Danish AIS[1]

Ukkusissat Heliport (IATA: JUKICAO: BGUT) is a heliport in Ukkusissat, a village in the Uummannaq Fjord system in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland. The heliport is considered a helistop, and is served by Air Greenland as part of a government contract. There are no facilities at the helistop; check-in is administered in the Pilersuisoq communal store, the central point of the settlement.

On the way from Uummannaq Heliport, Air Greenland helicopters fly alongside the southern and western wall of Appat Island, to then pass above the narrow Appat Ikerat strait between Appat and the smaller Salleq Island, a high, standalone flooded mountain.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Greenland (settlement flights) Uummannaq[2]

Air Greenland operates government contract flights to villages in the Uummannaq Fjord area. These mostly cargo flights are not featured in the timetable,[2] although they can be pre-booked.[3] Departure times for these flights as specifed during booking are by definition approximate, with the settlement service optimized on the fly depending on local demand for a given day.

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