Akunnaaq Heliport

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Akunnaaq Heliport
Airport type Public
Operator Greenland Airport Authority
Serves Akunnaaq, Greenland
Elevation AMSL 59 ft / 18 m
Coordinates 68°44′39″N 052°20′25″W / 68.74417°N 52.34028°W / 68.74417; -52.34028Coordinates: 68°44′39″N 052°20′25″W / 68.74417°N 52.34028°W / 68.74417; -52.34028
Website Akunnaaq Heliport
BGAK is located in Greenland
Location in Greenland
Number Length Surface
m ft
1 15 49 Gravel
Source: Danish AIS[1]

Akunnaaq Heliport (IATA: QCU, ICAO: BGAK) is a heliport in Akunnaaq, a village in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland. The heliport is considered a helistop, and is served by Air Greenland as part of government contract.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Air Greenland (settlement flights) Seasonal: Aasiaat, Ikamiut[2]

Air Greenland operates government contract flights to villages in the Disko Bay 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 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.[4]


  1. ^ Greenland AIP for BGAK – Akunnaaq Heliport from Naviair
  2. ^ a b "Booking system". Air Greenland. Archived from the original on 22 April 2010. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Air Greenland, fare system rules Archived 2010-07-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Diskoline timetable Archived 2009-05-22 at the Wayback Machine.