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Lajes Airport (IATA: TER, ICAO: LPLA) is located in the parish and Vila das Lajes, in the municipality of Praia da Vitória, on Terceira Island, in the Azores.

Lajes Airport

Base Aérea das Lajes

Aeroporto das Lajes
Aerogare das Lajes - panoramio.jpg
Airport typeCivil
ServesPraia da Vitória/Angra do Heroísmo
Elevation AMSL55 m / 180 ft
Coordinates38°45′43″N 027°05′27″W / 38.76194°N 27.09083°W / 38.76194; -27.09083Coordinates: 38°45′43″N 027°05′27″W / 38.76194°N 27.09083°W / 38.76194; -27.09083
TER is located in Azores
Location of Lajes Field in the Azores
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 3,314 10,873 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Aircraft Operations5,415
Metric tonnes of cargo2,774
Source: Portuguese AIP[1]


It is an airport infrastructure that, besides serving Terceira, is an access point to the outside of the internal air transport network of the Azores. It shares the runway and control and support structures (with the exception of the passenger terminal and the plate) with the military Lajes Field. It is the airport with the most extensive runway between the airports of the Azores, which measures about 4,000 meters in length. Aerogare Civil das Lajes (ACL) has a capacity of 750,000 passengers / year and 360 passengers / hour after the last re-qualification works.

Airlines and destinationsEdit


  1. ^ AIP Part 3 - AD 2 Aerodromes Archived 2012-04-15 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Inventory table" (PDF).