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Flights to Lajes Field (TER) Terceira Island


While some airports are exclusively constructed to service civilian travelers, others have a more complicated and colorful history. Located on Terceira Island in Portugalís famous Azores Islands, Lajes Field (TER) Terceira Island is both a military field and a place for travelers to get access to one of Portugalís hidden jewels. Strategically located between the United States and Europe, it is no wonder that this is an important air force base where both the United States Air Force and the Portuguese Air Force share space.

Lajes Field (TER) Terceira Island played an important role during World War II, the Cold War, and the 1973 Yom Kippur War, though its involvement in contemporary affairs is limited. It is also occasionally used by civilian operators, though they must undergo an extensive permit-gaining process before they can think of landing. The runways and tarmacs are able to handle planes of all sizes, making it an ideal location for commercial and military flight.

Currently, five airlines offer commercial flights to and from Terceira Island. TAP Air Portugal connects travelers to Lisbon, Arkefly goes to Amsterdam, and SATA Air Acores and SATA International both offer a bevy of flights, though most are summer charters. The most popular seasonal charters from Lajes Field (TER) Terceira Island are to Boston, Toronto, and Oakland.
 

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