About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Santa Maria Airport (SMA), Santa Maria, Portugal and Lajes Air Base (TER), Lajes, Azores, Portugal would travel a Great Circle distance of 162 miles (or 261 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 Santa Maria 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: SMA / LPAZ
Airport Names:
  1. Santa Maria Airport
  2. Aeroporto de Santa Maria
Location: Santa Maria, Portugal
GPS Coordinates: 36°58'26"N by 25°10'15"W
Area Served: Vila do Porto
Operator/Owner: Government of Portugal
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 308 feet (94 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 Santa Maria Airport (SMA):

  • It has one runway which is 3,048 m × 60 m.
  • The forerunner of SATA Air Açores initiated services concurrently to São Miguel and Terceira from Santa Maria Airport on 5 August 1947, using a plane christened "Açor".
  • Santa Maria Airport handled 93,436 passengers last year.
  • The closest airport to Santa Maria Airport (SMA) is João Paulo II Airport (PDL), which is located 60 miles (97 kilometers) NNW of SMA.
  • Santa Maria Airport (SMA) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Because of Santa Maria Airport's relatively low elevation of 308 feet, planes can take off or land at Santa Maria 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.
  • The furthest airport from Santa Maria Airport (SMA) is Moruya Airport (MYA), which is nearly antipodal to Santa Maria Airport (meaning Santa Maria Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Moruya Airport), and is located 12,166 miles (19,579 kilometers) away in Moruya, New South Wales, Australia.
  • In addition to being known as "Santa Maria Airport", another name for SMA is "Aeroporto de Santa Maria".

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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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 1980, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck Terceira Island.
  • Base Aérea das LajesBase Aérea Nº 4Aeroporto das Lajes
  • Lajes Field or Lajes Air Base, officially designated Air Base No.
  • During the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Lajes Field also supported U.S.
  • Lajes Air Base (TER) currently has only 1 runway.

Map of Nearest Airports to Santa Maria Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Santa Maria Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
160.44 miles (97.26 km) NNWJoão 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
2161.94 miles (260.61 km) NWLajes 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
3209.34 miles (336.90 km) WNWPico 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
4213.54 miles (343.67 km) NWGraciosa Airport (GRW)Graciosa Island, Azores, PortugalView Graciosa Airport on a map Set GRW as origin Airport Set GRW as destination Airport Get more information about Graciosa Airport
5221.17 miles (355.94 km) WNWHorta 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
6366.19 miles (589.32 km) WNWFlores 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
7371.97 miles (598.63 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
8560.01 miles (901.25 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
9566.98 miles (912.46 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
10719.25 miles (1,157.51 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
11771.87 miles (1,242.20 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
12778.68 miles (1,253.16 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
13793.97 miles (1,277.77 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
14844.99 miles (1,359.87 km) SEGran Canaria Airport (LPA)Las Palmas, Canary Islands, SpainView Gran Canaria Airport on a map Set LPA as origin Airport Set LPA as destination Airport Get more information about Gran Canaria Airport
15869.00 miles (1,398.51 km) SELanzarote Airport (ACE)Arrecife, Canary Islands, SpainView Lanzarote Airport on a map Set ACE as origin Airport Set ACE as destination Airport Get more information about Lanzarote Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Santa Maria Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Santa Maria Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,166.03 miles (19,579.28 km) ESEMoruya 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
212,164.68 miles (19,577.11 km) EMerimbula 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
312,155.61 miles (19,562.50 km) SEIllawarra 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
412,143.59 miles (19,543.17 km) SESydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (SYD)Mascot (near Sydney), AustraliaView Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport on a map Set SYD as origin Airport Set SYD as destination Airport Get more information about Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport
512,135.02 miles (19,529.37 km) SEBankstown Airport (BWU)Bankstown (near Sydney), New South Wales, AustraliaView Bankstown Airport on a map Set BWU as origin Airport Set BWU as destination Airport Get more information about Bankstown Airport
612,128.04 miles (19,518.13 km) SECamden Aerodrome (CDU)Camden, New South Wales, AustraliaView Camden Aerodrome on a map Set CDU as origin Airport Set CDU as destination Airport Get more information about Camden Aerodrome
712,113.81 miles (19,495.24 km) ESEGoulburn 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
812,112.40 miles (19,492.97 km) SEBelmont Airport (BEO)Newcastle, New South Wales, AustraliaView Belmont Airport on a map Set BEO as origin Airport Set BEO as destination Airport Get more information about Belmont Airport
912,102.07 miles (19,476.35 km) ESECanberra 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
1012,101.93 miles (19,476.12 km) SSENewcastle Airport (NTL)Newcastle, New South Wales, AustraliaView Newcastle Airport on a map Set NTL as origin Airport Set NTL as destination Airport Get more information about Newcastle Airport
1112,086.58 miles (19,451.41 km) SECessnock Airport (CES)Cessnock, New South Wales, AustraliaView Cessnock Airport on a map Set CES as origin Airport Set CES as destination Airport Get more information about Cessnock Airport
1212,086.22 miles (19,450.83 km) SSEMaitland Airport (MTL)Maitland, New South Wales, AustraliaView Maitland Airport on a map Set MTL as origin Airport Set MTL as destination Airport Get more information about Maitland Airport
1312,054.69 miles (19,400.10 km) SEBathurst Airport (BHS)Bathurst, New South Wales, AustraliaView Bathurst Airport on a map Set BHS as origin Airport Set BHS as destination Airport Get more information about Bathurst Airport
1412,047.90 miles (19,389.17 km) ECorryong 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
1512,038.04 miles (19,373.30 km) SSEPort Macquarie Airport (PQQ)Port Macquarie, New South Wales, AustraliaView Port Macquarie Airport on a map Set PQQ as origin Airport Set PQQ as destination Airport Get more information about Port Macquarie 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