Narsarsuaq Airport (Greenlandic: Mittarfik Narsarsuaq) is an airport located in Narsarsuaq, a settlement in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland. Along with Kangerlussuaq Airport, it is one of two airports in Greenland capable of serving large airliners. It is also the only international airport in southern Greenland. The settlement it serves is small, with the airport primarily functioning as a transfer point for passengers heading for the helicopter hubs of Air Greenland in Qaqortoq and Nanortalik. The airport is to be closed in 2025 when Qaqortoq Airport is scheduled to open.
General Information about Narsarsuaq International Airport
The following table is an overview of UAK Airport indicated below:
|Airport||Narsarsuaq International Airport|
|Operator||Greenland Airport Authority|
|Built In (Year)||1941|
|Narsarsuaq Airport Code||BGBW, UAK|
|Hub for||Air Greenland|
|Narsarsuaq Airport Terminals||one terminal|
|UAK Airport Runway||1|
|UAK Airport Coordinates||61°09′39″N 45°25′32″W|
|Contact Number||299 94 41 40|
|Narsarsuaq Airport Address||5H6J+JQ7, Narsarsuaq, Greenland|
|Website Address||Narsarsuaq Airport|
|Elevation||112 ft / 34 m|
Narsarsuaq Airport Code
Narsarsuaq Airport code is UAK. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport in Narsarsuaq.
|WORLD AREA CODE||+1|
|IATA METROPOLITAN CODE||UAK|
Narsarsuaq Airport Map
The UAK Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.
Narsarsuaq International Airport Runway
UAK Airport has one runway.
|Name||Length (in mtr)||Length (in ft)||Surface|
Narsarsuaq Airport Terminal
Narsarsuaq Airport has one terminal. The terminal has a variety of facilities, including check-in counters, security checkpoints, baggage claim, and a duty-free shop. There are also a number of restaurants and cafes located in the terminal.
Nearest Airports to Narsarsuaq Airport UAK
Some of the International and Domestic airports near UAK.
- Igaliku Heliport – 19 km
- Narsaq Heliport – 43 km
- Qaqortoq Heliport – 59 km
- Ammassivik Heliport – 63 km
- Eqalugaarsuit Heliport – 65 km
- Saarloq Heliport – 76 km
- Alluitsup Paa Heliport – 78 km
- Nuuk Airport – 475 km
- Tasiilaq Heliport – 648 km
- Kulusuk Airport – 663 km
- Kangerlussuaq Airport – 710 km
- Keflavík International Airport – 1264 km
- Reykjavík Domestic Airport – 1302 km
- St. John’s International Airport – 1556 km
- Saint-Pierre Airport – 1702 km
- Greater Moncton International Airport – 1967 km
- Vágar Airport – 2048 km
Airlines Operating from Narsarsuaq Airport
The following airlines operate from Narsarsuaq International Airport:
- Air Greenland