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Kalaallit Airports A/S (Greenland International Airports)

  • Country: Flag of Greenland Greenland
  • Telephone: +299 34 21 40
  • Website: kair.gl/en
  • Type: Airport

Bid process in motion: Two international airports to open in Greenland

Bid process in motion: Two international airports to open in Greenland

Kalaallit Airports has called for bids for the completion of runways and other construction work for the two new major airport extensions in the capital of Nuuk and the award-winning tourism hotspot of Ilulissat, home of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ilulissat Icefiord.

A strong team of pre-qualified construction companies and joint ventures, represented by strong and experienced field players from Canada, China, Denmark and the Netherlands is now working on the bids, which must be submitted by the end of May in order to initiate construction later this year.

The runways of both airports will be 2,200 meters long – and will be complemented by totally new terminals, service buildings, facilities etc., ensuring that both airports will present themselves as very attractive destinations for travelers, tourists and operators alike upon completion in 2023.

A call for bid for construction of the smaller South Greenland airport of Qaqortoq is expected next year. More information is available on www.kair.gl

A strong financial foundation ensures competitive financing

Kalaallit Airports Holding A/S is entirely owned by the Government of Greenland. It was founded in 2016 with the aim of building, owning and operating the airports of Nuuk, Ilulissat and Qaqortoq.

Through a recent agreement, the airports of Ilulissat and Nuuk will be jointly owned by Greenland (66.67%) and the Kingdom of Denmark (33.33%) through subsidiary Kalaallit Airports International A/S. Denmark’s commitment is underpinned by a further credit facility and a guarantee of a loan, granted by the Nordic Investment Bank to ensure a competitive financing of the total project, currently estimated at DKK 3.7 billion.


With the appointment of former CFO, Mr. Peter A. Wistoft as CEO of Kalaallit Airports, the group has paved the road to completion of the goals, based on local knowledge, relevant competence and continued leadership. Recently, key positions of the organization have been filled by experienced business profiles.

Meet us at Routes Europe

Mr. Jákup S. Kass – non-executive board member of Kalaallit Airports – will be present at Routes Europe in Hannover. Locate him on site in the crowd or contact him by phone +298 212500 or email jsk@kair.gl to get a first-hand impression of the opportunities that the new airports will offer.