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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Access to several research camps on the Greenland ice sheet, including the Danish field camp North GRIP and the American Summit Camp, is handled through Kangerlussuaq via the 109th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard.
  • 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.
  • In addition to being known as "Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ)", other names for SFJ include "Mittarfik Kangerlussuaq" and "Kangerlussuaq Lufthavn".
  • The airport was handed over to civilian Greenlandic control in 1992.

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 View satellite image of Sisimiut Airport 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 View satellite image of Attu Heliport 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 View satellite image of Niaqornaarsuk Heliport 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 View satellite image of Ikerasaarsuk Heliport 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 View satellite image of Ikamiut Heliport 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 View satellite image of Qasigiannguit Heliport 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 View satellite image of Maniitsoq Airport 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 View satellite image of Aasiaat Airport 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 View satellite image of Kitsissuarsuit Heliport 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 View satellite image of Ilulissat Airport 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 View satellite image of Qeqertarsuaq Heliport 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 View satellite image of Nuuk Airport 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 View satellite image of Qeqertaq Heliport 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 View satellite image of Ikerasak Heliport 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 View satellite image of Uummannaq Heliport 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 View satellite image of Hobart International Airport 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 View satellite image of Launceston Airport 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 View satellite image of Devonport Airport 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 View satellite image of Burnie Airport 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 View satellite image of Smithton Airport 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 View satellite image of George Town Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of St Helens Airport 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 View satellite image of King Island Airport 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 View satellite image of Ryan's Creek Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Invercargill Airport 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 View satellite image of Flinders Island Airport 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 View satellite image of Portland Airport 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 View satellite image of Warrnambool Airport 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 View satellite image of Dunedin International Airport 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 View satellite image of Mount Gambier Airport Set MGB as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Gambier Airport