Uummannaq Heliport

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

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

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'

Main article: Qaarsut Airport

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.



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