Final approach

Proposed airport construction will make getting to Greenland faster and cheaper.

For years, everyone has talked about Greenland’s airport infrastructure. Little has been done about it. In six years, much may be different, after Inatsisartut, the national assembly, last week voted to continue a process that would redirect much of the current air-traffic pattern, The Arctic Journal reports. 

Currently, the vast majority of flights to Greenland land in Kangerlussuaq. While the site has the benefit of a long runway and relatively good weather year round, it is the final destination for few passengers. Most fly onward to Nuuk (pictured above), the capital, or to Ilulissat, a major tourism destination. The process is both time-consuming and expensive, the newspaper writes.