This airport is a popular stop for pilots ferrying turboprop aircraft between Canada and Europe. It is considerably closer to Greenland (Sondre Stromfjord, BGSF, 767 km) than is Iqaluit (CYFB, 2912 km). Jet fuel is available from the airport fuel supplier. Avgas may be available from the town council, but this needs to be confirmed in advance.
One instrument approach is available, an NDB or GNSS circling approach. Approach minimums are higher than average (2,000 feet MSL, 1,982 AGL) due to high terrain in the area. The runway is listed as gravel-surfaced, but is in fact a mixture of very firmly packed fine sand and gravel that has a surface texture similar to asphalt. A large overnight parking area is available, but crew must bring their own tiedown anchors.
Qikiqtarjuaq is the destination in, and title of, an episode of Cabin Pressure, a BBC radio sit-com set in a one-aircraft airline.