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Horta Airport



Horta International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional da Horta
Map of Faial Island with airport in the south
IATA: HOR – ICAO: LPHR
– WMO: 08505
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Portugal
Operator ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal, SA
Serves Horta
Location Castelo Branco, Faial
Elevation AMSL 118 ft / 36 m
Coordinates 38°31′12″N 28°42′59″W / 38.52°N 28.71639°W / 38.52; -28.71639Coordinates: 38°31′12″N 28°42′59″W / 38.52°N 28.71639°W / 38.52; -28.71639
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 5,557 1,700 Asphalt
Statistics (June 2010)
Passengers 81043
Aircraft Operations 420
Metric tonnes of cargo 405.9
Airport Director: João Resendes Nunes Corvelo

Horta Airport (IATA: HOR, ICAO: LPHR) is an airport located in the parish of Castelo Branco, 9,5 km (5 minutes) from the center of Horta, on Faial Island in the archipelago of the Azores. The airport was remodeled and reinaugurated in December 2001, in order to serve the islands of the Central Group, as well as expanded to support domestic connectivity to Lisbon.

It is an important economic tool in the economy of the region, and vital connection to the smaller aerodromes in the outlying islands. Currently, there are plans to expand the runways by 275 m, and night time air flight services have been approved.

History


International terminal at Horta Airport
International terminal at Horta Airport

Scene atop the main terminal building, showing the runway, flight and mountain of Pico in the distance
Scene atop the main terminal building, showing the runway, flight and mountain of Pico in the distance

The airport at Horta was inaugurated on August 24, 1971 by then President Almirante Américo Thomaz. On July 5, 1985 TAP Air Portugal initiated direct flights between Horta and Lisbon: the first aircraft was a Boeing 737 named Ponta Delgada. Following the 2001 renovation, the airport was designated an International Airport. Although a seasonal pattern of activity and airline movements occur at this airport, there has been a steady increase in the passenger numbers and cargo transited at Horta Airport.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
SATA Air Açores Corvo Island, Flores Island, Ponta Delgada, Terceira
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon


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General Info
Country Portugal
ICAO ID LPHR
Time UTC-1(0 DT)
Latitude 38.519894
38° 31' 11.62" N
Longitude -28.715872
028° 42' 57.14" W
Elevation 118 feet
36 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 011° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Island Group Azores I
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
TWR
Opr HO.
118.0
APP
Opr HO.
119.7
118.0


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
10/28 5233 x 148 feet
1595 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 039FCXT NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VORTAC VFL HORTA 074X 112.7 4.3 NM 270.4
NDB HT HORTA - 360 4.1 NM 270.1


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.


Remarks
CAUTION Gnd rises rapidly very close to the arpt, possibly causing windshear/turbulence.Bird haz.
FUEL (NC-A1)
LGT PAPI Rwy 10,28 MEHT 48'.
OPR HOURS Opr 0800-1830Z++
RSTD Rstd to acft able to maint two-way com with Horta Twr. 180 turn only at rwy ends for acft over 40 tons tkof wt.



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