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SFJ Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: SFJ / BGSF
Airport Names:
  1. Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ)
  2. Mittarfik Kangerlussuaq
  3. Kangerlussuaq Lufthavn
Location: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
GPS Coordinates: 67°1'0"N by 50°41'21"W
Area Served: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Operator/Owner: Mittarfeqarfiit
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 165 feet (50 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ) (SFJ):

  • Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ) handled 133,381 passengers last year.
  • In addition to being known as "Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ)", other names for SFJ include "Mittarfik Kangerlussuaq" and "Kangerlussuaq Lufthavn".
  • The furthest airport from Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ) (SFJ) is Hobart International Airport (HBA), which is located 10,633 miles (17,112 kilometers) away in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  • An airport was first built here by the US military in 1941, under the name Bluie West-8, later renamed Sondrestromfjord Air Base and Sondrestrom Air Base.
  • Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ) (SFJ) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The closest airport to Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ) (SFJ) is Sisimiut Airport (JHS), which is located 82 miles (132 kilometers) W of SFJ.
  • Kangerlussuaq Airport is an airport in Kangerlussuaq, a settlement in the Qeqqata municipality in central-western Greenland.
  • Because of Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ)'s relatively low elevation of 165 feet, planes can take off or land at Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ) at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • At a late 2011 Air Greenland meeting, plans to move the main Greenland intercontinental air hub away from Kangerlussuaq were agreed upon.

Map of Nearest Airports from Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ):

List of Nearest Airports from Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ):

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
182.24 miles (132.35 km) WSisimiut Airport (JHS)Sisimiut, GreenlandView Sisimiut Airport on a map Set JHS as destination Airport Get more information about Sisimiut Airport
2100.74 miles (162.12 km) NWAttu Heliport (QGQ)Attu Island, GreenlandView Attu Heliport on a map Set QGQ as destination Airport Get more information about Attu Heliport
3102.73 miles (165.33 km) NNWNiaqornaarsuk Heliport (QMK)Niaqornaarsuk, GreenlandView Niaqornaarsuk Heliport on a map Set QMK as destination Airport Get more information about Niaqornaarsuk Heliport
4106.84 miles (171.94 km) NWIkerasaarsuk Heliport (QRY)Ikerasaarsuk, GreenlandView Ikerasaarsuk Heliport on a map Set QRY as destination Airport Get more information about Ikerasaarsuk Heliport
5115.52 miles (185.91 km) NNWIkamiut Heliport (QJI)Ikamiut, GreenlandView Ikamiut Heliport on a map Set QJI as destination Airport Get more information about Ikamiut Heliport
6125.02 miles (201.21 km) NQasigiannguit Heliport (JCH)Qasigiannguit, GreenlandView Qasigiannguit Heliport on a map Set JCH as destination Airport Get more information about Qasigiannguit Heliport
7127.34 miles (204.93 km) SSWManiitsoq Airport (JSU)Maniitsoq, GreenlandView Maniitsoq Airport on a map Set JSU as destination Airport Get more information about Maniitsoq Airport
8129.80 miles (208.89 km) NNWAasiaat Airport (JEG)Aasiaat, GreenlandView Aasiaat Airport on a map Set JEG as destination Airport Get more information about Aasiaat Airport
9141.94 miles (228.43 km) NNWKitsissuarsuit Heliport (QJE)Kitsissuarsuit, GreenlandView Kitsissuarsuit Heliport on a map Set QJE as destination Airport Get more information about Kitsissuarsuit Heliport
10154.12 miles (248.03 km) NIlulissat Airport (JAV)Ilulissat, GreenlandView Ilulissat Airport on a map Set JAV as destination Airport Get more information about Ilulissat Airport
11170.84 miles (274.95 km) NNWQeqertarsuaq Heliport (JGO)Qeqertarsuaq, GreenlandView Qeqertarsuaq Heliport on a map Set JGO as destination Airport Get more information about Qeqertarsuaq Heliport
12197.29 miles (317.50 km) SNuuk Airport (GOH)Nuuk, GreenlandView Nuuk Airport on a map Set GOH as destination Airport Get more information about Nuuk Airport
13206.65 miles (332.58 km) NQeqertaq Heliport (PQT)Qeqertaq, GreenlandView Qeqertaq Heliport on a map Set PQT as destination Airport Get more information about Qeqertaq Heliport
14240.84 miles (387.59 km) NIkerasak Heliport (IKE)Ikerasak, GreenlandView Ikerasak Heliport on a map Set IKE as destination Airport Get more information about Ikerasak Heliport
15255.55 miles (411.26 km) NUummannaq Heliport (UMD)Uummannaq, GreenlandView Uummannaq Heliport on a map Set UMD as destination Airport Get more information about Uummannaq Heliport

Map of Furthest Airports from Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ):

List of Furthest Airports from Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ):

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,632.66 miles (17,111.56 km) SSWHobart International Airport (HBA)Hobart, Tasmania, AustraliaView Hobart International Airport on a map Set HBA as destination Airport Get more information about Hobart International Airport
210,550.78 miles (16,979.79 km) SSWLaunceston Airport (LST)Launceston, Tasmania, AustraliaView Launceston Airport on a map Set LST as destination Airport Get more information about Launceston Airport
310,536.10 miles (16,956.16 km) SSWDevonport Airport (DPO)Devonport, Tasmania, AustraliaView Devonport Airport on a map Set DPO as destination Airport Get more information about Devonport Airport
410,533.52 miles (16,952.02 km) SSWBurnie Airport (BWT)Burnie, Tasmania, AustraliaView Burnie Airport on a map Set BWT as destination Airport Get more information about Burnie Airport
510,530.43 miles (16,947.04 km) SSWSmithton Airport (SIO)Smithton, Tasmania, AustraliaView Smithton Airport on a map Set SIO as destination Airport Get more information about Smithton Airport
610,524.74 miles (16,937.89 km) SSWGeorge Town Aerodrome (GEE)George Town, Tasmania, AustraliaView George Town Aerodrome on a map Set GEE as destination Airport Get more information about George Town Aerodrome
710,522.13 miles (16,933.69 km) SSWSt Helens Airport (HLS)St. Helens, Tasmania, AustraliaView St Helens Airport on a map Set HLS as destination Airport Get more information about St Helens Airport
810,479.69 miles (16,865.39 km) SSWKing Island Airport (KNS)Currie, Tasmania, AustraliaView King Island Airport on a map Set KNS as destination Airport Get more information about King Island Airport
910,478.69 miles (16,863.78 km) WSWRyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
1010,444.64 miles (16,808.97 km) WSWInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
1110,443.22 miles (16,806.68 km) SSWFlinders Island Airport (FLS)Flinders Island, Tasmania, AustraliaView Flinders Island Airport on a map Set FLS as destination Airport Get more information about Flinders Island Airport
1210,397.95 miles (16,733.83 km) SSWPortland Airport (PTJ)Portland, Victoria, AustraliaView Portland Airport on a map Set PTJ as destination Airport Get more information about Portland Airport
1310,387.24 miles (16,716.60 km) SSWWarrnambool Airport (WMB)Warrnambool, Victoria, AustraliaView Warrnambool Airport on a map Set WMB as destination Airport Get more information about Warrnambool Airport
1410,369.78 miles (16,688.49 km) WSWDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
1510,364.93 miles (16,680.69 km) SSWMount Gambier Airport (MGB)Mount Gambier, AustraliaView Mount Gambier Airport on a map Set MGB as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Gambier Airport