Tasiilaq Heliport

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Tasiilaq Heliport
Ammassalik Heliport
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Tasiilaq Heliport
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Greenland Airport Authority
(Mittarfeqarfiit)
Serves Tasiilaq, Greenland
Elevation AMSL 24 ft / 7 m
Coordinates 65°36′44″N 037°37′06″W / 65.61222°N 37.61833°W / 65.61222; -37.61833Coordinates: 65°36′44″N 037°37′06″W / 65.61222°N 37.61833°W / 65.61222; -37.61833
Website Tasiilaq Heliport
Map
BGAM is located in Greenland
BGAM
BGAM
Location in Greenland
Helipads
Number Length Surface
m ft
1 30 × 20 66 × 66 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 6,471
Aircraft movements 1,385
Source: Danish AIS[1]
Statistics from airport[2]

Tasiilaq Heliport[3][4] or Ammassalik Heliport (IATA: AGM[5][6], ICAO: BGAM) is a heliport in Tasiilaq, a town located on the Ammassalik Island in the Sermersooq municipality, in southeastern Greenland. Until 1997 the heliport was known as Ammassalik Heliport and is still listed by the Danish authorities under that name.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Greenland Kulusuk[7]
Air Greenland (settlement flights) Isortoq, Kuummiit, Sermiligaaq, Tiniteqilaaq[7]

Air Greenland operates government contract flights to villages in the Tasiilaq regions. These are mostly cargo flights that are not featured in the timetable,[7] although they can be pre-booked.[8] 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]

There are political discussions on building a new airport at Tasiilaq, the major settlement in the region, and to close the Kulusuk Airport.[9]

References[edit]