Kangerlussuaq Airport

Airport
ICAO code: 
BGSF
IATA Code: 
SFJ
Summary
ICAO Region: 
NAT
Territory: 
Location: 
Kangerlussuaq/Sondre Stromfjord,
Serving: 
Kangerlussuaq
Elevation: 
165 ft
Coordinates: 
Aerial View: 
67° 0' 35.613" N, 50° 42' 42.695" W
Airport BS: 
Non Avian Wildlife Hazards to Aircraft
Metar
Observation
BGSF 271750Z AUTO 25016KT 9999NDV BKN065/// 04/M01 Q1017
Station
Sdr Stroemfjord
Date/Time
2022-05-27 17:50:00
Wind direction
250°
Wind speed
16 kts
Lowest cloud amount
broken clouds
Temperature
4°C
Dew point
-1°C
Humidity
69%
QNH
1017 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
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