Kangerlussuaq Airport is an airport in Kangerlussuaq, a settlement in the Qeqqata municipality in central-western Greenland. Alongside Narsarsuaq Airport, it is one of only two civilian airports in Greenland large enough to handle large airliners. It is located away from the coast and hence less prone to fog and wind in comparison with other airports in Greenland. Kangerlussuaq Airport is the international hub for Air Greenland. The Kangerlussuaq area has very few inhabitants, around 500, so few passengers have their origin or destination here. Most passengers change planes.HistoryThe first airport was built here during the US occupation in 1941 under the name of Bluie West-8, later renamed Sondrestromfjord Air Base and Sondrestrom Air Base.In the 1950s, transatlantic civilian flights began using the air base for refuelling. This use fell off in the 1960s as airliners gained greater range, but the base became the hub of Greenland air traffic.The airport was handed over to civilian Greenlandic control in 1992.Plan to visit Kangerlussuaq Museum during your Kangerlussuaq vacation using our convenient Kangerlussuaq vacation trip planner.
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I stayed at Kangerlussuaq during my Greenland vacation and a visit to the museum was scheduled before we were taken to the airport for our flight back to Copenhagen. It is quite small, but really deal... more »
Jag var först sisådär. Inte överdrivet fashinerad av museum.. Fast det här var kul. Gamla flygplan osv. Ett av de gamla befälsrummen stank fortfarande av inpyrd ciggarettrökI was only so-so. Not overly fascinated by the museum. But this was fun. Old planes, etc. One of the old chain of rooms still stank of percolated ciggarettrökView original
A wonderful collection of buildings, some brought from other places some constructed in the traditional manner from new. Interesting and evocative of times gone by. Well worth a visit.
Tiny Airport but an interesting Location connected to small Hotel cabins. Restaurant pleanty of Food & Drinks. Nearby small Shop. If you have time you can rent a driver to the Inland ice Glacier!
The play areas for kids are located in the busiest part of the airport and are very dirty.
Worst kfc ever
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I like it
Ann OutzenGood food and nice tax-free 😁View original
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