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Flores Airport
Aeroporto das Flores
IATA: FLW – ICAO: LPFL
– WMO: 08501
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Portugal
Operator ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal, SA
Serves Santa Cruz das Flores
Location Santa Cruz das Flores
Elevation AMSL 34 m / 112 ft
Coordinates 39°27′19″N 31°07′53″W / 39.45528°N 31.13139°W / 39.45528; -31.13139Coordinates: 39°27′19″N 31°07′53″W / 39.45528°N 31.13139°W / 39.45528; -31.13139
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 1400 4593 Ashphalt
Statistics (June 2010)
Passengers 16440
Aircraft Operations 128
Metric tonnes of cargo 84

Flores Airport (IATA: FLW, ICAO: LPFL)(Portuguese: Aeroporto das Flores) is a regional airport on the island of Flores in the Portuguese Azores. It is located along the eastern coast, bisecting the regional capital of Santa Cruz das Flores into two halves: from the Porto of São Pedro the runway is aligned north-south to the area around Porto dos Poços. The airport divides the area of Monte and Pau Pique (in the headlands) and the central community of Santa Cruz das Flores (located on a fajã, or geological debris field, from the Porto do Boqueirão to Porto Velho) along the eastern coast.

History

The first need for an airport/airfield on the island of Flores was recognized by the Marquis Francesco De Pinedo, colonel of the Italian Air Force, who was forced to land 200 kilometres from the island of Flores, during his attempt to reach Newfoundland. His Savoia-Marchetti S.55 hydroplane, baptized Santa Maria II, was rescued by the Portuguese fishing boat Infantes de Sagres (heading for the Grand Banks to fish cod) and towed to Horta, where it was repaired.

But, it was only in 1972 that an airport was inaugurated on the island of Flores.

Scheduled Services

Airlines Destinations
SATA Air Acores Corvo Island, Horta, Ponta Delgada, Terceira


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General Info
Country Portugal
ICAO ID LPFL
Time UTC-1(0 DT)
Latitude 39.455272
39° 27' 18.98" N
Longitude -31.131361
031° 07' 52.90" W
Elevation 112 feet
34 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 012° W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Island Group Azores I
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
TWR 118.3


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
18/36 4593 x 98 feet
1400 x 30 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME FRS FLORES 080X 113.3 3.7 NM 088.4
NDB FLO FLORES - 270 1.8 NM 085.9


Remarks
CAUTION Fst 984' of Rwy 36 not vis fr twr. Bird haz.
OPR HOURS Opr 0930-1630Z++ Mon-Fri. Advance requests must be in by 1600Z++ of the prev day. Extn may be requested by 1200Z++ of same day.



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