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Cheap Flights to Terceira Lajes

The island of Terceira is part of the Azores archipelago, located in the middle of the North Atlantic almost exactly halfway between North America and Europe. While these Portuguese islands are some of the most visited and touristed islands in all of Europe, Terceira itself remains something of an undiscovered gem. Its capital, Angra do Heroísmo, was formerly the capital of the Azores and its beautiful historic centre is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also volcanoes, caves, and beaches waiting to be explored.

The main airport in Terceira is Terceira Lajes Airport, more commonly referred to as Lajes Field. While primarily a major military base for both Portuguese and U.S. forces, Lajes Field offers scheduled service to destinations in both Europe and North America. You can find cheap flights to Terceira Lajes by using Skyscanner's search feature or you can sign up for notifications about the latest seat sales with Price Alerts.

Flying to or from Lajes Field

Lajes Field is primarily used as an air base by the Portuguese and U.S. Air Forces due to its strategic location halfway between Europe and North America. However, it also provides civilian service, including flights to Lisbon and Boston, and seasonal flights to Toronto and Oakland. The airlines currently serving Lajes Field are:

  • Air Europa
  • Azores Airlines
  • Ryanair
  • SATA Air Acores
  • TAP Air Portugal
  • TUI fly Netherlands

Transportation Options

The best way to get around the island is by car, either by hailing a taxi at the airport or by renting a car. There are eight car rental agencies at the airport. Terceira is not a large island, but many of its best sights are outside of the city so having your own car is a definite plus. The drive from the airport to the capital of Angra do Heroismo takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Almost anywhere else on the island can be reached from the airport in about 45 minutes max.

Terminal Information

Lajes Field is primarily a military base, so don't expect top-of-the-line passenger amenities like you would elsewhere. That being said, the terminal is pleasant enough, with free WiFi, clean bathrooms, and plenty of seating. There are also some food and shopping options available. Like elsewhere in Terceira, the people here are notable for being exceptionally friendly.

What to see and do in Terceira

Terceira is one of the most impressive islands of the Azores, which is saying a lot given this island chain's well-deserved reputation as a paradise in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The regional (and former Azorean) capital of Angra do Heroismo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a stunning historic centre. Outside of the city, there is plenty of natural scenery, including caves, volcanoes, and sandy beaches. During the summer months, villages celebrate the Tourada à corda. Similar to the famous Running of the Bulls in Spain, this is when bulls are allowed to run wild through the streets, chasing down locals and tourists in a dangerous but festive celebration. Terceira is also known for being one of the friendliest islands of the Azores. When looking for a place to stay let Skyscanner be your guide with our helpful hotel search feature.

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