Nerlerit Inaat Airport
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Nerlerit Inaat Airport
Mittarfik Nerlerit Inaat
Constable Pynt Lufthavn
Nerlerit Inaat Lufthavn
Nerlerit Inaat from Harris Fjeld
|Operator||Greenland Airport Authority|
|Elevation AMSL||45 ft / 14 m|
|Website||Nerlerit Inaat lufthavn|
Nerlerit Inaat Airport (Greenlandic: Mittarfik Nerlerit Inaat, Danish: Constable Pynt Lufthavn) (IATA: CNP, ICAO: BGCO) is an airport in the Sermersooq municipality in eastern Greenland. It is located on Jameson Land and serves the town of Ittoqqortoormiit, approximately 40 km (25 mi) to the south-east. The airport can serve STOL aircraft. A AS 350 helicopter of Air Greenland is permanently housed at the airport, linking it with Ittoqqortoormiit Heliport. The helicopter also provides search and rescue capabilities within the surrounding area, and can be chartered for transport.
Airlines and destinations
|Air Greenland||Ittoqqortoormiit, Kangerlussuaq, Kulusuk, Nuuk|
The airport may be relocated to a new site on Liverpool Land closer to Ittoqqortoormiit, between the settlement and Uunarteq cape (Danish: Kap Tobin) to the south, thus eliminating the need for helicopter transfers.
The airport has around 15 employees, who have their home within the airport area. No other settlement is reachable by road, making the airport possibly the one with smallest population reachable by road in the world. There is a road to a seaport around 2 km south of the terminal building, and some other roads in the area. Transportation to the main settlement in the area (Ittoqqortoormiit) is by helicopter or (in the summer) by boat.
The airport acts as stopping off point for a number of expeditions into Jameson Land and Northeast Greenland National Park. Areas such as Renland have only just been visited, or have had no known visitors.
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- "Nerlerit Inaat". www.airgreenland.com. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
- "Øget trafik i Nationalparken". Sermitsiaq (in Danish). 9 March 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
- Nerlerit Inaat (airgreenland.com)
- "Im Ultraleichtflugzeug nach Grönland". www.lornav.de. Retrieved 11 April 2016.