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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):

  • 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 closest airport to Thule Air Base (THU) is Savissivik Heliport (SVR), which is located 69 miles (111 kilometers) ESE of THU.
  • Knud Rasmussen was the first to recognize the Pituffik plain as ideal for an airport.
  • In 1961, a Ballistic Missile Early Warning System radar was constructed at "J-Site," 21 km northeast of main base.
  • In addition to being known as "Thule Air Base", another name for THU is "Thule AB".
  • Thule Air Base or Thule Air Base/Pituffik Airport, is the United States Air Force's northernmost base, located 1,207 km north of the Arctic Circle and 1,524 km from the North Pole on the northwest side of the island of Greenland.
  • Thule AB was constructed in secret under the code name Operation Blue Jay, but the project was made public in September 1952.

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 View satellite image of Savissivik Heliport 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 View satellite image of Siorapaluk Heliport 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 View satellite image of Grise Fiord Airport 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 View satellite image of Kullorsuaq Heliport 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 View satellite image of Nuussuaq Heliport 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 View satellite image of Tasiusaq Heliport 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 View satellite image of Pond Inlet Airport 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 View satellite image of Innaarsuit Heliport 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 View satellite image of Eureka Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Upernavik Airport 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 View satellite image of Aappilattoq Heliport 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 View satellite image of Kangersuatsiaq Heliport 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 View satellite image of Nanisivik Airport 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 View satellite image of Arctic Bay Airport 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 View satellite image of Clyde River Airport 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 View satellite image of Hobart International Airport 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 View satellite image of Ryan's Creek Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Invercargill Airport 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 View satellite image of Launceston Airport 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 View satellite image of Devonport Airport 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 View satellite image of Burnie Airport 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 View satellite image of Dunedin International Airport 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 View satellite image of Smithton Airport 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 View satellite image of St Helens Airport 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 View satellite image of George Town Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Alexandra Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Queenstown Airport 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 View satellite image of Milford Sound Airport 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 View satellite image of King Island Airport 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 View satellite image of Wanaka Airport Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport