Aasiaat Airport

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Aasiaat Airport
Mittarfik Aasiaat
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Greenland Airport Authority
(Mittarfeqarfiit)
Serves Aasiaat, Greenland
Elevation AMSL 74 ft / 23 m
Coordinates 68°43′19″N 052°47′05″W / 68.72194°N 52.78472°W / 68.72194; -52.78472Coordinates: 68°43′19″N 052°47′05″W / 68.72194°N 52.78472°W / 68.72194; -52.78472
Website Aasiaat Airport
Map
BGAA is located in Greenland
BGAA
BGAA
Location in Greenland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 799 2,621 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 19,427
Source: Danish AIS[1]

Aasiaat Airport (Greenlandic: Mittarfik Aasiaat) (IATA: JEGICAO: BGAA) is an airport located 1 NM (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) northeast[1] of Aasiaat, a town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland. It can serve STOL aircraft, although there is no aircraft deicing equipment at the airport, which is costly and problematic in Greenlandic winter.[2]

Ground transport[edit]

There is a road to Aasiaat, around 3 km road distance to the town centre. Taxis are available.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Greenland Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq, Nuuk, Sisimiut
Seasonal: Qasigiannguit, Qeqertarsuaq[3]
Air Greenland (settlement flights) Seasonal: Akunnaaq, Attu, Kangaatsiaq, Kitsissuarsuit, Niaqornaarsuk[3]

Air Greenland operates government contract flights to villages in the Aasiaat Archipelago. These mostly cargo flights are not featured in the timetable,[3] although they can be pre-booked.[4] 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 region 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 the Diskoline ferry.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Greenland AIP for BGAA – Aasiaat Airport from Naviair
  2. ^ "Defective equipment costs Air Greenland millions". Sermitsiaq. 18 November 2008. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Booking system". Air Greenland. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Air Greenland, fare system rules
  5. ^ Diskoline timetable