BGSF

Kangerlussuaq Airport

Airport
ICAO code
BGSF
IATA Code
SFJ
Summary
ICAO Region
NAT
ICAO Territory
Location

Kangerlussuaq/Sondre Stromfjord,

Serving
Kangerlussuaq
Elevation
165 ft
Coordinates
67° 0' 36" N , 50° 42' 43" W
KCC
Airport BS
Non Avian Wildlife Hazards to Aircraft
Metar
Observation
BGSF 281050Z AUTO 03003KT 9999NDV BKN180/// M16/M18 Q0998
Station
Sdr Stroemfjord
Date/Time
2022-11-28 10:50:00
Wind direction
30°
Wind speed
03 kts
Lowest cloud amount
broken clouds
Temperature
-16°C
Dew point
-18°C
Humidity
84%
QNH
998 hPa
Weather condition
n/a

Description

Kangerlussuaq is the only international airport in the self-governing Danish Territory of Greenland capable of handling large aircraft. It situated on the west coast of the country and was formerly the Sondrestrom airbase of the USAAF which was opened early in World War 2. It is situated at the head of the fjord of the same name (Søndrestrøm in Danish).

Climatology

Tundra climate (Köppen climate classification ET) - average temperature below 10°C in all twelve months of the year with very little precipitation.

Runways

Designator Length Width Surface Rops
10/28 2810 60 ASP Yes/Yes

Airport map

Aerial View

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