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Narsarsuaq Airport, Greenland

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This airports roots back to World War II. In 1941, The United States Department of Defence built the Narsarsuaq to station their air force.

Today the Narsarsuaq is open to the public. The Greenland Airport Authority operates the Narsarsuaq Airport. The 1,830 metre runway is not the safest. Ice, strong winds, and large surrounding fjords pester potential pilots.

In Southern Greenland, Narsarsuaq Airport is the only international airport. Despite its history, Narsarsuaq growth declines due to volatile economic conditions and competition with organizations like Air Iceland for air transit routes.

Future closure plans loom over Narsarsuaq Airport. The coming Qaqortoq airport projects to take its place.

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