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THU Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: THU / BGTL
Airport Names:
  1. Thule Air Base
  2. Thule AB
Location: Pituffik, Greenland
GPS Coordinates: 76°31'51"N by 68°42'11"W
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Facts about Thule Air Base (THU):

  • In addition to being known as "Thule Air Base", another name for THU is "Thule AB".
  • Thule AB was constructed in secret under the code name Operation Blue Jay, but the project was made public in September 1952.
  • Thule Air Base is also home to the 821st Air Base Group and is responsible for air base support within the Thule Defense Area for the multinational population of "Team Thule." The base hosts the 12th Space Warning Squadron which operates a Ballistic Missile Early Warning System designed to detect and track ICBMs launched against North America.
  • The closest airport to Thule Air Base (THU) is Savissivik Heliport (SVR), which is located 69 miles (111 kilometers) ESE of THU.
  • In 1961, a Ballistic Missile Early Warning System radar was constructed at "J-Site," 21 km northeast of main base.
  • Thule Air Base is the U.S.
  • The furthest airport from Thule Air Base (THU) is Hobart International Airport (HBA), which is located 9,883 miles (15,905 kilometers) away in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  • The ratification of the treaty in 1951 did not change much, except that the Danish national flag Dannebrog must be side by side with Stars and Stripes on the base.

Map of Nearest Airports from Thule Air Base:

List of Nearest Airports from Thule Air Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
169.00 miles (111.05 km) ESESavissivik Heliport (SVR)Savissivik, GreenlandView Savissivik Heliport on a map Set SVR as destination Airport Get more information about Savissivik Heliport
292.13 miles (148.27 km) NNWSiorapaluk Heliport (SRK)Siorapaluk, GreenlandView Siorapaluk Heliport on a map Set SRK as destination Airport Get more information about Siorapaluk Heliport
3229.06 miles (368.63 km) WGrise Fiord Airport (YGZ)Grise Fiord, Nunavut, CanadaView Grise Fiord Airport on a map Set YGZ as destination Airport Get more information about Grise Fiord Airport
4238.65 miles (384.06 km) ESEKullorsuaq Heliport (KHQ)Kullorsuaq, GreenlandView Kullorsuaq Heliport on a map Set KHQ as destination Airport Get more information about Kullorsuaq Heliport
5262.86 miles (423.04 km) ESENuussuaq Heliport (NSQ)Nuussuaq, GreenlandView Nuussuaq Heliport on a map Set NSQ as destination Airport Get more information about Nuussuaq Heliport
6313.53 miles (504.57 km) SETasiusaq Heliport (TQA)Tasiusaq, Qaasuitsup, GreenlandView Tasiusaq Heliport on a map Set TQA as destination Airport Get more information about Tasiusaq Heliport
7314.36 miles (505.92 km) SWPond Inlet Airport (YIO)Pond Inlet, Nunavut, CanadaView Pond Inlet Airport on a map Set YIO as destination Airport Get more information about Pond Inlet Airport
8322.94 miles (519.72 km) SEInnaarsuit Heliport (IUI)Innaarsuit, GreenlandView Innaarsuit Heliport on a map Set IUI as destination Airport Get more information about Innaarsuit Heliport
9336.81 miles (542.05 km) NWEureka Aerodrome (YEU)Eureka, Nunavut, CanadaView Eureka Aerodrome on a map Set YEU as destination Airport Get more information about Eureka Aerodrome
10344.46 miles (554.35 km) SEUpernavik Airport (JUV)Upernavik, GreenlandView Upernavik Airport on a map Set JUV as destination Airport Get more information about Upernavik Airport
11345.57 miles (556.13 km) SEAappilattoq Heliport (AOQ)Aappilattoq, Qaasuitsup, GreenlandView Aappilattoq Heliport on a map Set AOQ as destination Airport Get more information about Aappilattoq Heliport
12374.63 miles (602.91 km) SEKangersuatsiaq Heliport (KGQ)Kangersuatsiaq, GreenlandView Kangersuatsiaq Heliport on a map Set KGQ as destination Airport Get more information about Kangersuatsiaq Heliport
13376.92 miles (606.58 km) WSWNanisivik Airport (YSR)Nanisivik, Nunavut, CanadaView Nanisivik Airport on a map Set YSR as destination Airport Get more information about Nanisivik Airport
14381.61 miles (614.14 km) WSWArctic Bay Airport (YAB)Arctic Bay, Nunavut, CanadaView Arctic Bay Airport on a map Set YAB as destination Airport Get more information about Arctic Bay Airport
15417.70 miles (672.23 km) SClyde River Airport (YCY)Clyde River, Nunavut, CanadaView Clyde River Airport on a map Set YCY as destination Airport Get more information about Clyde River Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Thule Air Base:

List of Furthest Airports from Thule Air Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
19,882.84 miles (15,904.85 km) SWHobart International Airport (HBA)Hobart, Tasmania, AustraliaView Hobart International Airport on a map Set HBA as destination Airport Get more information about Hobart International Airport
29,870.98 miles (15,885.76 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
39,835.86 miles (15,829.25 km) WSWInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
49,799.28 miles (15,770.37 km) SWLaunceston Airport (LST)Launceston, Tasmania, AustraliaView Launceston Airport on a map Set LST as destination Airport Get more information about Launceston Airport
59,782.86 miles (15,743.95 km) SWDevonport Airport (DPO)Devonport, Tasmania, AustraliaView Devonport Airport on a map Set DPO as destination Airport Get more information about Devonport Airport
69,779.11 miles (15,737.92 km) SWBurnie Airport (BWT)Burnie, Tasmania, AustraliaView Burnie Airport on a map Set BWT as destination Airport Get more information about Burnie Airport
79,775.29 miles (15,731.77 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
89,775.14 miles (15,731.52 km) SWSmithton Airport (SIO)Smithton, Tasmania, AustraliaView Smithton Airport on a map Set SIO as destination Airport Get more information about Smithton Airport
99,772.93 miles (15,727.96 km) SWSt 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
109,772.19 miles (15,726.78 km) SWGeorge 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
119,741.00 miles (15,676.59 km) WSWAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
129,738.17 miles (15,672.03 km) WSWQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
139,727.70 miles (15,655.17 km) WSWMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport
149,723.24 miles (15,648.00 km) SWKing Island Airport (KNS)Currie, Tasmania, AustraliaView King Island Airport on a map Set KNS as destination Airport Get more information about King Island Airport
159,710.84 miles (15,628.05 km) WSWWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport