Airport Terminal under construction (2011)
|Operator||Government of Nunavut|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−05:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−04:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||18 ft / 5 m|
This airport is a popular stop for pilots ferrying turboprop aircraft between Canada and Europe. It is considerably closer to Greenland (Kangerlussuaq Airport, 767 km [477 mi]) than is Iqaluit Airport (2,912 km [1,809 mi]). 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 ft (610 m) MSL, 1,982 ft (604 m) 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.
Airlines and destinations
|Canadian North||Iqaluit, Pangnirtung|
- Past three hours METARs, SPECI and current TAFs for Qikiqtarjuaq Airport from Nav Canada as available.
- Airport Fuel Supplier
- Instrument Approach Plate (Canada Air Pilot)
- Additional Airport Information
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