Aasiaat Airport

Mittarfik Aasiaat
Greenland Aasiaat.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorGreenland Airport Authority
(Mittarfeqarfiit)
ServesAasiaat, Greenland
Elevation AMSL74 ft / 23 m
Coordinates68°43′19″N 052°47′05″W / 68.72194°N 52.78472°W / 68.72194; -52.78472Coordinates: 68°43′19″N 052°47′05″W / 68.72194°N 52.78472°W / 68.72194; -52.78472
WebsiteAasiaat Airport
Map
BGAA is located in Greenland
BGAA
BGAA
Location in Greenland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 799 2,621 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers19,427
Source: Danish AIS[1]

Aasiaat Airport (Greenlandic: Mittarfik Aasiaat) (IATA: JEG, ICAO: BGAA) is an airport located in the Disko Bay, 1 NM (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) northeast[1] of Aasiaat, a town in the Qeqertalik municipality in western Greenland. It can serve STOL aircraft, although there is no aircraft deicing equipment at the airport, which is costly and problematic in Greenlandic winter.[2]

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Air Greenland Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq, Nuuk, Sisimiut
Seasonal: Akunnaaq, Attu, Kangaatsiaq, Kitsissuarsuit, Niaqornaarsuk,[3] Qasigiannguit, Qeqertarsuaq[3]

Air Greenland operates government contract flights to villages in the Aasiaat Archipelago. 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. Settlement flights in the Disko Bay region are unique in that they are operated only during winter and spring. During summer and autumn, communication between settlements is by sea only, serviced by the Diskoline ferry.[5]

Ground transport

There is a road to Aasiaat, around 3 km (1.9 mi) road distance to the town centre. Taxis are available.

References

  1. ^ a b Greenland AIP for BGAA – Aasiaat Airport from Naviair
  2. ^ "Defective equipment costs Air Greenland millions". Sermitsiaq. 18 November 2008. Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "Booking system". Air Greenland. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  4. ^ Air Greenland, fare system rules Archived 2010-07-13 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Diskoline timetable Archived 2009-05-22 at the Wayback Machine