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Qikiqtarjuaq Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorGovernment of Nunavut
LocationQikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut
Elevation18 ft m (18 ft)
Aircraft movements1039

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Qikiqtarjuaq Airport is located at Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, Canada, and is operated by the government of Nunavut.

This airport is a popular stop for pilots ferring turboprop aircraft between Canada and Europe. It is considerably closer to Greenland (Sondre Stromfjord, BGSF) than Iqaluit (CYFB). Jet fuel is available from the airport fuel supplier. AVGAS may be available from the town council, but this needs to be confirmed in advance.

One instrument approach is available, a NDB or GNSS circling approach. Minima is higher than average (2,000 feet barometric, 1,982 above ground) due to high terrain in the area, however, on a clear day, the scenery in the area is spectacular. The runway is deemed to be gravel, but it is in fact a mixture of very firmly packed fine sand and gravel that has a surface texture similar to asphalt. A large overnight parking area is available, but crew must bring their own tiedown anchors.

Qikiqtarjuaq is the destination in, and title of, an episode of Cabin Pressure, a BBC radio sit-com set in a one-aircraft airline.

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