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Lajes Field

Lajes Field, as seen from the southeast coast of the island of Terceira
Airport information
 Location of airport in Azores
Airport typeMilitary / Civilian terminal for airlines and other civilian operators on the west side of airfield
OwnerPortuguese Air Force (Base Aérea 4) / Azorean regional Government (civilian terminal)
OperatorPortugal Portuguese Air Force
ServesPraia da Vitória / Angra do Heroísmo
CommanderColonel Alexandre Figueiredo
OccupantsComando da Zona Aérea dos Açores / Base Aérea Nº 4
65th Air Base Wing
Lajes Search and Rescue Coordination Centre / Aerogare civil das Lajes (Civilian Operations Terminal) / SATA Air Açores / Aeroclube da Ilha Terceira / Somague Aviation / Light aircraft private operators
Elevation55 m (180 ft)

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Lajes Field or Lajes Air Base ( ), officially designated Air Base No. 4 (Base Aérea Nº 4, BA4) , is a multi-use air field, home to the Portuguese Air Force Base Aérea Nº4 and Azores Air Zone Command ( ), a United States Air Force detachment (operated by the 65th Air Base Wing of United States Air Forces in Europe), and a regional air passenger terminal located near Lajes on Terceira Island in the Azores, Portugal. Located about 3680 km (2286.6 mi) east of New York City and about 1600 km (994.2 mi) west of Lisbon, Portugal; the base sits in a strategic location midway between North America and Europe in the North Atlantic Ocean.

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