About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Graciosa Airport (GRW), Graciosa Island, Azores, Portugal and Lajes Air Base (TER), Lajes, Azores, Portugal would travel a Great Circle distance of 55 miles (or 89 kilometers).

A Great Circle is the shortest distance between 2 points on a sphere. Because most world maps are flat (but the Earth is round), the route of the shortest distance between 2 points on the Earth will often appear curved when viewed on a flat map, especially for long distances. If you were to simply draw a straight line on a flat map and measure a very long distance, it would likely be much further than if you were to lay a string between those two points on a globe. Because of the relatively short distance between Graciosa Airport and Lajes Air Base, the route shown on this map most likely still appears to be a straight line.

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: GRW / LPGR
Airport Name: Graciosa Airport
Location: Graciosa Island, Azores, Portugal
GPS Coordinates: 39°5'33"N by 28°1'42"W
Operator/Owner: ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, SA
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 85 feet (26 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival 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 Graciosa Airport (GRW):

  • The furthest airport from Graciosa Airport (GRW) is Merimbula Airport (MIM), which is nearly antipodal to Graciosa Airport (meaning Graciosa Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Merimbula Airport), and is located 12,248 miles (19,712 kilometers) away in Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia.
  • The closest airport to Graciosa Airport (GRW) is Pico Airport (PIX), which is located 43 miles (70 kilometers) SSW of GRW.
  • Because of Graciosa Airport's relatively low elevation of 85 feet, planes can take off or land at Graciosa Airport 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.
  • Graciosa Airport (GRW) currently has only 1 runway.

Facts about Lajes Air Base (TER):

  • During World War II, the designation of the airfield was changed to Air Base No.4 and the Portuguese government expanded the runway, sending troops and equipment to Terceira, including Gloster Gladiator fighters.
  • 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".
  • Civilian operators may use Terceira Airport/Lajes Air Base after requesting a landing permit according to the rules inscribed in the AIP for Portugal, issued by the Portuguese Directorate of Civilian Aviation.
  • The closest airport to Lajes Air Base (TER) is Graciosa Airport (GRW), which is located 55 miles (89 kilometers) WNW of TER.
  • 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 Portuguese Air Force continues to operate one SAR squadron Esq.
  • Lajes Air Base (TER) currently has only 1 runway.
  • 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.
  • Lajes Field also played a crucial role in Cold War politics.
  • 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.

Map of Nearest Airports to Graciosa Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Graciosa Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
143.31 miles (69.70 km) SSWPico Airport (PIX)Pico Island, Azores, PortugalView Pico Airport on a map Set PIX as origin Airport Set PIX as destination Airport Get more information about Pico Airport
254.18 miles (87.20 km) SWHorta International Airport (HOR)Horta, Azores, PortugalView Horta International Airport on a map Set HOR as origin Airport Set HOR as destination Airport Get more information about Horta International Airport
355.34 miles (89.06 km) ESELajes Air Base (TER)Lajes, Azores, PortugalView Lajes Air Base on a map Set TER as origin Airport Set TER as destination Airport Get more information about Lajes Air Base
4156.93 miles (252.55 km) SEJoão Paulo II Airport (PDL)Ponta Delgada, Azores, PortugalView João Paulo II Airport on a map Set PDL as origin Airport Set PDL as destination Airport Get more information about João Paulo II Airport
5167.90 miles (270.21 km) WFlores Airport (FLW)Flores Island, Azores, PortugalView Flores Airport on a map Set FLW as origin Airport Set FLW as destination Airport Get more information about Flores Airport
6169.48 miles (272.75 km) WNWCorvo Airport (CVU)Corvo Island, Azores, PortugalView Corvo Airport on a map Set CVU as origin Airport Set CVU as destination Airport Get more information about Corvo Airport
7213.54 miles (343.67 km) SESanta Maria Airport (SMA)Santa Maria, PortugalView Santa Maria Airport on a map Set SMA as origin Airport Set SMA as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Maria Airport
8768.44 miles (1,236.68 km) ESEMadeira Airport (FNC)Funchal, Madeira, PortugalView Madeira Airport on a map Set FNC as origin Airport Set FNC as destination Airport Get more information about Madeira Airport
9772.57 miles (1,243.33 km) ESEPorto Santo Airport (PXO)Porto Santo, Madeira, PortugalView Porto Santo Airport on a map Set PXO as origin Airport Set PXO as destination Airport Get more information about Porto Santo Airport
10931.55 miles (1,499.18 km) SELa Palma Airport (SPC)La Palma, Canary Islands, SpainView La Palma Airport on a map Set SPC as origin Airport Set SPC as destination Airport Get more information about La Palma Airport
11984.25 miles (1,583.99 km) SELa Gomera Airport (GMZ)Alajeró / San Sebastián, Canary Islands, SpainView La Gomera Airport on a map Set GMZ as origin Airport Set GMZ as destination Airport Get more information about La Gomera Airport
12992.10 miles (1,596.62 km) SETenerife North Airport (TFN)Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainView Tenerife North Airport on a map Set TFN as origin Airport Set TFN as destination Airport Get more information about Tenerife North Airport
131,007.03 miles (1,620.65 km) SETenerife-South Airport (TFS)Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainView Tenerife-South Airport on a map Set TFS as origin Airport Set TFS as destination Airport Get more information about Tenerife-South Airport
141,013.91 miles (1,631.73 km) ELisbon Portela Airport (LIS)Lisbon, PortugalView Lisbon Portela Airport on a map Set LIS as origin Airport Set LIS as destination Airport Get more information about Lisbon Portela Airport
151,030.21 miles (1,657.96 km) ENEFrancisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO)Porto, PortugalView Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport on a map Set OPO as origin Airport Set OPO as destination Airport Get more information about Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Graciosa Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Graciosa Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,248.48 miles (19,711.96 km) SEMerimbula Airport (MIM)Merimbula, New South Wales, AustraliaView Merimbula Airport on a map Set MIM as origin Airport Set MIM as destination Airport Get more information about Merimbula Airport
212,214.03 miles (19,656.52 km) ESEFlinders Island Airport (FLS)Flinders Island, Tasmania, AustraliaView Flinders Island Airport on a map Set FLS as origin Airport Set FLS as destination Airport Get more information about Flinders Island Airport
312,194.42 miles (19,624.97 km) SSEMoruya Airport (MYA)Moruya, New South Wales, AustraliaView Moruya Airport on a map Set MYA as origin Airport Set MYA as destination Airport Get more information about Moruya Airport
412,187.96 miles (19,614.57 km) SESt Helens Airport (HLS)St. Helens, Tasmania, AustraliaView St Helens Airport on a map Set HLS as origin Airport Set HLS as destination Airport Get more information about St Helens Airport
512,184.55 miles (19,609.08 km) ESEBairnsdale Aerodrome (BSJ)Bairnsdale, Victoria, AustraliaView Bairnsdale Aerodrome on a map Set BSJ as origin Airport Set BSJ as destination Airport Get more information about Bairnsdale Aerodrome
612,147.74 miles (19,549.84 km) ESEMount Hotham Airport (MHU)Mount Hotham, Victoria, AustraliaView Mount Hotham Airport on a map Set MHU as origin Airport Set MHU as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Hotham Airport
712,136.30 miles (19,531.43 km) SECorryong Airport (CYG)Corryong, Victoria, AustraliaView Corryong Airport on a map Set CYG as origin Airport Set CYG as destination Airport Get more information about Corryong Airport
812,134.39 miles (19,528.35 km) SELaunceston Airport (LST)Launceston, Tasmania, AustraliaView Launceston Airport on a map Set LST as origin Airport Set LST as destination Airport Get more information about Launceston Airport
912,133.92 miles (19,527.60 km) SSECanberra Airport (CBR)Canberra, AustraliaView Canberra Airport on a map Set CBR as origin Airport Set CBR as destination Airport Get more information about Canberra Airport
1012,132.84 miles (19,525.86 km) ESEGeorge Town Aerodrome (GEE)George Town, Tasmania, AustraliaView George Town Aerodrome on a map Set GEE as origin Airport Set GEE as destination Airport Get more information about George Town Aerodrome
1112,116.96 miles (19,500.31 km) SSEIllawarra Regional Airport (WOL)Shellharbour, Wollongong, New South Wales, AustraliaView Illawarra Regional Airport on a map Set WOL as origin Airport Set WOL as destination Airport Get more information about Illawarra Regional Airport
1212,115.32 miles (19,497.66 km) SSEGoulburn Airport (GUL)Goulburn, New South Wales, AustraliaView Goulburn Airport on a map Set GUL as origin Airport Set GUL as destination Airport Get more information about Goulburn Airport
1312,110.88 miles (19,490.52 km) ESEDevonport Airport (DPO)Devonport, Tasmania, AustraliaView Devonport Airport on a map Set DPO as origin Airport Set DPO as destination Airport Get more information about Devonport Airport
1412,091.92 miles (19,460.01 km) SEAlbury Airport (ABX)Albury, New South Wales, AustraliaView Albury Airport on a map Set ABX as origin Airport Set ABX as destination Airport Get more information about Albury Airport
1512,088.91 miles (19,455.16 km) SEHobart International Airport (HBA)Hobart, Tasmania, AustraliaView Hobart International Airport on a map Set HBA as origin Airport Set HBA as destination Airport Get more information about Hobart International Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Lajes Air Base:

List of Nearest Airports to 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Set GEE as destination Airport Get more information about George Town Aerodrome