Upernavik Airport

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Upernavik Airport
Mittarfik Upernavik
Upernavik Lufthavn
Upernavik Airport 2007-06-14.jpg
IATA: JUVICAO: BGUK
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Mittarfeqarfiit
Serves Upernavik, Greenland
Elevation AMSL 414 ft / 126 m
Coordinates 72°47′25″N 056°07′50″W / 72.79028°N 56.13056°W / 72.79028; -56.13056Coordinates: 72°47′25″N 056°07′50″W / 72.79028°N 56.13056°W / 72.79028; -56.13056
Website Upernavik Lufthavne
Map
BGUK is located in Greenland
BGUK
BGUK
Location in Greenland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 799 2,621 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 6,776
Source: Danish AIS[1]

Upernavik Airport (Greenlandic: Mittarfik Upernavik) (IATA: JUVICAO: BGUK) is an airport located 0.5 NM (0.93 km; 0.58 mi) northeast[1] of Upernavik, a town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland, capable of serving STOL aircraft. It is used as a transfer airport for passenger/cargo traffic to northern Greenland (Qaanaaq Airport), and serves as a local helicopter hub of Air Greenland with flights to settlements in the Upernavik Archipelago.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Greenland Ilulissat, Qaanaaq, Pituffik[2]
Air Greenland (settlement flights) Aappilattoq, Innaarsuit, Kangersuatsiaq, Kullorsuaq, Nuussuaq, Innaarsuit, Tasiusaq, Upernavik Kujalleq[2]

Air Greenland operates government contract flights to villages in the Upernavik Archipelago. These mostly cargo flights are not featured in the timetable,[2] although they can be pre-booked.[3] 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.

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