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TER Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: TER / LPLA
Airport Names:
  1. Lajes Air Base
  2. Base Aérea das Lajes
  3. Base Aérea Nº 4
  4. Aeroporto das Lajes
Location: Lajes, Azores, Portugal
GPS Coordinates: 38°45'42"N by 27°5'26"W
Area Served: Praia da Vitória/Angra do Heroísmo
Operator/Owner: Portuguese Air Force/Autonomous Regional Government of the Azores
Airport Type: Military/Public
Elevation: 180 feet (55 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Lajes Air Base (TER):

  • Because of Lajes Air Base's relatively low elevation of 180 feet, planes can take off or land at Lajes Air Base at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • Lajes Air Base (TER) currently has only 1 runway.
  • In addition to being known as "Lajes Air Base", other names for TER include "Base Aérea das Lajes", "Base Aérea Nº 4" and "Aeroporto das Lajes".
  • In 2009 Lajes provided rescue support of shipping lanes across the Atlantic, a safe haven for medical or mechanical emergency situations in aircraft crossing the Atlantic, and support for the USAF's continuing campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • On 14 December 2012 it was announced that personnel at Lajes Field will be reduced in 2014 with a reduction of 400 military personnel and 500 family members.
  • In 1980, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck Terceira Island.
  • In 1947, the Portuguese Esquadra 41 started to operate from Lajes, equipped with Boeing SB-17, Grumman HU-16 Albatross, Douglas C-54 Skymaster and, later Sikorsky H-19.
  • The civilian terminal also plays an important role in support of passenger and cargo airliners, executive, corporate and private jets flying to the island or beyond as the central location in the Azores group of islands makes it an ideal spot for refuelling or stopover.
  • The furthest airport from Lajes Air Base (TER) is Merimbula Airport (MIM), which is nearly antipodal to Lajes Air Base (meaning Lajes Air Base is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Merimbula Airport), and is located 12,229 miles (19,680 kilometers) away in Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia.
  • The base also supports other NATO and non-NATO armed forces assets crossing the Atlantic for transport, VIP, exercise, relief or humanitarian duties.
  • The closest airport to Lajes Air Base (TER) is Graciosa Airport (GRW), which is located 55 miles (89 kilometers) WNW of TER.

Map of Nearest Airports from Lajes Air Base:

List of Nearest Airports from Lajes Air Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
155.34 miles (89.06 km) WNWGraciosa Airport (GRW)Graciosa Island, Azores, PortugalView Graciosa Airport on a map Set GRW as destination Airport Get more information about Graciosa Airport
274.26 miles (119.52 km) WPico Airport (PIX)Pico Island, Azores, PortugalView Pico Airport on a map Set PIX as destination Airport Get more information about Pico Airport
389.30 miles (143.72 km) WHorta International Airport (HOR)Horta, Azores, PortugalView Horta International Airport on a map Set HOR as destination Airport Get more information about Horta International Airport
4103.34 miles (166.31 km) SEJoão Paulo II Airport (PDL)Ponta Delgada, Azores, PortugalView João Paulo II Airport on a map Set PDL as destination Airport Get more information about João Paulo II Airport
5161.94 miles (260.61 km) SESanta Maria Airport (SMA)Santa Maria, PortugalView Santa Maria Airport on a map Set SMA as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Maria Airport
6221.92 miles (357.14 km) WNWFlores Airport (FLW)Flores Island, Azores, PortugalView Flores Airport on a map Set FLW as destination Airport Get more information about Flores Airport
7224.25 miles (360.89 km) WNWCorvo Airport (CVU)Corvo Island, Azores, PortugalView Corvo Airport on a map Set CVU as destination Airport Get more information about Corvo Airport
8713.62 miles (1,148.45 km) ESEMadeira Airport (FNC)Funchal, Madeira, PortugalView Madeira Airport on a map Set FNC as destination Airport Get more information about Madeira Airport
9717.45 miles (1,154.63 km) ESEPorto Santo Airport (PXO)Porto Santo, Madeira, PortugalView Porto Santo Airport on a map Set PXO as destination Airport Get more information about Porto Santo Airport
10881.17 miles (1,418.10 km) SELa Palma Airport (SPC)La Palma, Canary Islands, SpainView La Palma Airport on a map Set SPC as destination Airport Get more information about La Palma Airport
11933.80 miles (1,502.81 km) SELa Gomera Airport (GMZ)Alajeró / San Sebastián, Canary Islands, SpainView La Gomera Airport on a map Set GMZ as destination Airport Get more information about La Gomera Airport
12940.29 miles (1,513.25 km) SETenerife North Airport (TFN)Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainView Tenerife North Airport on a map Set TFN as destination Airport Get more information about Tenerife North Airport
13955.85 miles (1,538.28 km) SETenerife-South Airport (TFS)Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainView Tenerife-South Airport on a map Set TFS as destination Airport Get more information about Tenerife-South Airport
14965.79 miles (1,554.28 km) ELisbon Portela Airport (LIS)Lisbon, PortugalView Lisbon Portela Airport on a map Set LIS as destination Airport Get more information about Lisbon Portela Airport
15987.50 miles (1,589.23 km) ENEFrancisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO)Porto, PortugalView Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport on a map Set OPO as destination Airport Get more information about Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Lajes Air Base:

List of Furthest Airports from Lajes Air Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,228.65 miles (19,680.05 km) SEMerimbula Airport (MIM)Merimbula, New South Wales, AustraliaView Merimbula Airport on a map Set MIM as destination Airport Get more information about Merimbula Airport
212,187.36 miles (19,613.61 km) SEMoruya Airport (MYA)Moruya, New South Wales, AustraliaView Moruya Airport on a map Set MYA as destination Airport Get more information about Moruya Airport
312,158.84 miles (19,567.71 km) ESEFlinders Island Airport (FLS)Flinders Island, Tasmania, AustraliaView Flinders Island Airport on a map Set FLS as destination Airport Get more information about Flinders Island Airport
412,141.08 miles (19,539.13 km) EBairnsdale Aerodrome (BSJ)Bairnsdale, Victoria, AustraliaView Bairnsdale Aerodrome on a map Set BSJ as destination Airport Get more information about Bairnsdale Aerodrome
512,134.30 miles (19,528.22 km) SESt Helens Airport (HLS)St. Helens, Tasmania, AustraliaView St Helens Airport on a map Set HLS as destination Airport Get more information about St Helens Airport
612,123.68 miles (19,511.13 km) SSEIllawarra Regional Airport (WOL)Shellharbour, Wollongong, New South Wales, AustraliaView Illawarra Regional Airport on a map Set WOL as destination Airport Get more information about Illawarra Regional Airport
712,122.29 miles (19,508.89 km) SECanberra Airport (CBR)Canberra, AustraliaView Canberra Airport on a map Set CBR as destination Airport Get more information about Canberra Airport
812,111.20 miles (19,491.04 km) SEGoulburn Airport (GUL)Goulburn, New South Wales, AustraliaView Goulburn Airport on a map Set GUL as destination Airport Get more information about Goulburn Airport
912,110.67 miles (19,490.19 km) ESEMount Hotham Airport (MHU)Mount Hotham, Victoria, AustraliaView Mount Hotham Airport on a map Set MHU as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Hotham Airport
1012,108.89 miles (19,487.33 km) ESECorryong Airport (CYG)Corryong, Victoria, AustraliaView Corryong Airport on a map Set CYG as destination Airport Get more information about Corryong Airport
1112,090.40 miles (19,457.57 km) SSESydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (SYD)Mascot (near Sydney), AustraliaView Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport on a map Set SYD as destination Airport Get more information about Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport
1212,087.95 miles (19,453.62 km) SSECamden Aerodrome (CDU)Camden, New South Wales, AustraliaView Camden Aerodrome on a map Set CDU as destination Airport Get more information about Camden Aerodrome
1312,085.94 miles (19,450.39 km) SSEBankstown Airport (BWU)Bankstown (near Sydney), New South Wales, AustraliaView Bankstown Airport on a map Set BWU as destination Airport Get more information about Bankstown Airport
1412,079.99 miles (19,440.81 km) SELaunceston Airport (LST)Launceston, Tasmania, AustraliaView Launceston Airport on a map Set LST as destination Airport Get more information about Launceston Airport
1512,077.64 miles (19,437.02 km) ESEGeorge Town Aerodrome (GEE)George Town, Tasmania, AustraliaView George Town Aerodrome on a map Set GEE as destination Airport Get more information about George Town Aerodrome