Qaqortoq Heliport

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Qaqortoq Heliport
Qaqortoq Heliport 2008-10-28 filtered.jpg
Qaqortoq Heliport
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Greenland Airport Authority
(Mittarfeqarfiit)
Serves Qaqortoq, Greenland
Elevation AMSL 53 ft / 16 m
Coordinates 60°42′57″N 046°01′46″W / 60.71583°N 46.02944°W / 60.71583; -46.02944Coordinates: 60°42′57″N 046°01′46″W / 60.71583°N 46.02944°W / 60.71583; -46.02944
Website Qaqortoq Heliport
Map
BGJH is located in Greenland
BGJH
BGJH
Location in Greenland
Helipads
Number Length Surface
m ft
1 11.5
(radius)
38
(radius)
Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 14,204
Aircraft movements 1,897
Source: Danish AIS[1]
Statistics from airport[2]

Qaqortoq Heliport (IATA: JJUICAO: BGJH) is a heliport in the southern part[1] of Qaqortoq, a town in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland. The distance to Narsarsuaq Airport, the only airport with flights from Qaqortoq, is 59 kilometres (37 mi).

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Qaqortoq Heliport destinations.
Airlines Destinations
Air Greenland Alluitsup Paa, Nanortalik, Narsaq, Narsarsuaq[3]
Air Greenland (settlement flights) Ammassivik[3]

Air Greenland operates government contract flights to villages in the Qaqortoq region. 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.

Future[edit]

The future of the heliport is connected to the wider network of air traffic in southern Greenland. A political decision was taken by the Greenland government and parliament during December 2015, regarding construction of an airport close to Qaqortoq with a 1500 meter runway. Further a 6.2 kilometer dirt road, from Qaqortoq town to the airport site, was completed during November 2016. And the first rock blastings at the airport site, were conducted during early November 2016. The construction of the new airport will be started in either 2017 or 2018, with an expected completion during 2020.airport near Qaqortoq.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Greenland AIP for BGJH – Qaqortoq Heliport from Naviair
  2. ^ Operationer og pax 2012-1988.xls
  3. ^ a b c "Booking system". Air Greenland. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Air Greenland, fare system rules Archived July 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.