Ilimanaq Heliport

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Ilimanaq Heliport
Airport type Public
Operator Greenland Airport Authority
Serves Ilimanaq, Greenland
Elevation AMSL 52 ft / 16 m
Coordinates 69°04′56″N 051°06′31″W / 69.08222°N 51.10861°W / 69.08222; -51.10861Coordinates: 69°04′56″N 051°06′31″W / 69.08222°N 51.10861°W / 69.08222; -51.10861
Website Ilimanaq Heliport
BGIL is located in Greenland
Location in Greenland
Number Length Surface
m ft
1 30 × 20 98 × 66 Grass
Source: Danish AIS[1]

Ilimanaq Heliport (ICAO: BGIL) is a heliport in Ilimanaq, a village located just south of Ilulissat Icefjord in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland. The heliport is considered a helistop, and is served by Air Greenland as part of a government contract.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Greenland (settlement flights) Seasonal: Ilulissat[2]

Air Greenland operates government contract flights to villages in the Disko Bay region. 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 regions 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 BGIL – Ilimanaq Heliport from Naviair
  2. ^ a b "Booking system". Air Greenland. 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.