Uummannaq Heliport

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Uummannaq Heliport
Uummannaq Heliport
Airport type Public
Operator Greenland Airport Authority
Serves Uummannaq, Greenland
Elevation AMSL 50 ft / 15 m
Coordinates 70°40′49″N 052°09′42″W / 70.68028°N 52.16167°W / 70.68028; -52.16167Coordinates: 70°40′49″N 052°09′42″W / 70.68028°N 52.16167°W / 70.68028; -52.16167
Website Uummannaq Heliport
BGUM is located in Greenland
Location in Greenland
Number Length Surface
m ft
1 20 × 20 66 × 66 Asphalt
Source: Danish AIS[1]

Uummannaq Heliport (IATA: UMD[2][3]ICAO: BGUM) is a heliport in Uummannaq, a town located on Uummannaq Island in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland. There are no facilities in the heliport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Greenland Qaarsut
Air Greenland (settlement flights) Ikerasak, Illorsuit, Niaqornat, Nuugaatsiaq, Saattut, Ukkusissat[4]

Air Greenland operates government contract flights to villages in the Uummannaq Fjord region. These mostly cargo flights are not featured in the timetable,[4] although they can be pre-booked.[5] 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.

Uummannaq 'airport'[edit]

Neighboring Qaarsut Airport, located on Nuussuaq Peninsula on the other side of the Uummannaq fjord is the only daily connection available from Uummannaq,[6] serving Dash-7 aircraft of Air Greenland.[7] It functions as a mini-hub for Uummannaq,[8] marketed as Uummannaq Airport regardless of its actual location, registration, documentation, and existing booking systems.