Narsarsuaq Airport

Narsarsuaq Airport

The Airfield at Narsarsuaq was first built by The American Ministry of Defense as an army airbase. Construction began 6. Juli 1941, and the first aircraft landed 24. January 1942. The airbase with the code name "Bluie West One" had during World War II squadrons of PBY Catalinas and B-25 Mitchells with the assignment to escort allied convoys and track and destroy German submarines. A military hospital with 250 beds was completed in 1943, and during World War II the population was approximately 4.000 people.

Since January 1, 1988 the Narsarsuaq Airport has been operated by the Greenland Homerule, through the Greenland Airports Administration. Narsarsuaq has connections to Nuuk, Kangerlussuaq, and Reykjavík with smaller commuter planes, and to Copenhagen with Boeing 757s. Ice-observations are still based at Narsarsuaq and carried out with Ecureuils.


Narsarsuaq Airport
Box 506
DK 3923 Narsarsuaq

Contact Info
(299) 665 266
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