• Azores Airlines will have bilbao as one of its destinations for next summer

    Between July and September, Azores Airlines will operate a direct flight from Ponta Delgada (Azores) to Bilbao (Spain) once a week, on Saturdays. Departures from Ponta Delgada will be at 08:15 am, while departures from Bilbao will be at 2:10 pm. The flights will take approximately three hours.

    This connection completes the network of other destinations that the airline was already operating during the summer months, namely Spain, with the connection to Barcelona, which remains with the offer of three weekly flights.

  • SATA Group airlines set records for carried passengers in 2022

    SATA Group airlines (SATA Air Açores and Azores Airlines) set records for passenger traffic in 2022.

    In the total of the two airlines, the number of passengers carried jumped to a new record of 1,920,451, which represents a growth of 49.9% in comparison to the previous year of 2021 and of 12.1% in comparison to 2019, the best year ever to date.

  • Azores Airlines expands its fare model to offer its passengers more freedom of choice

    The starting goal for the new fare range that Azores Airlines will present from January 17, 2023, is to provide more choices to passengers and provide better visibility on the products and services that the airline offers.

    Travelers' consumption trends show that the needs and priorities of passengers differ depending on the purpose and time of travel.

  • SATA Group joined the united for Wildlife movement

    SATA Group’s airlines have signed the Buckingham Palace Declaration, joining the air transport taskforce enhanced by United For Wildlife against illegal wildlife trafficking.

  • Azores Airlines celebrates one million passengers carried in a year for the first time

    The milestone of a million passengers carried in a single year had never been reached in the airline’s history. To share the moment, the airline surprised its passengers at the check-in counter for flight S4172 to Porto at Ponta Delgada airport on November 29.
    An oversized Boarding Pass was presented to surprise the passenger minutes after check-in was done. A certificate was also given as a souvenir of the symbolic moment.

  • SATA Group honored by APQ with the José Carlos Dâmaso award

    The SATA Group was distinguished with the Portuguese Quality Association (APQ) Award. The award ceremony occurred in Ponta Delgada, on October 20, as part of the VII Regional Quality Days.

    The Portuguese Association for Quality (APQ), through its Regional Delegation of the Azores, rewards entities or individuals whose professional performance has been marked by a set of distinctive characteristics, including leadership, professionalism, ethics, and competence, and who have contributed to the promotion and evolution of Quality in the Azores.

  • Azores Airlines, Galp, Neste and Carlyle Aviation take off for SATA Group's first flight with sustainable aviation fuel

    October 24 th will go down in Azores Airlines' history as the beginning of a new era, the date of its first-ever flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

    This milestone is even more significant considering that a few days ago, the SATA Group joined the European Union's Zero Emissions Aviation Alliance, an initiative aimed precisely at decarbonizing the sector by 2050.

  • SATA Air Açores held a ceremony for the Bombardier Q400

    The welcome ceremony was held for the Bombardier Q400 from SATA Air Açores (registration CS-TSE) which recently joined the airline’s fleet to ensure the reinforcement of flights between the islands of the Azores, considering the increase in traffic that was already expected and that has been occurring.

    The ceremony, chaired by the President of the Regional Government of the Azores, was held next to the SATA Air Açores Maintenance hangar and was attended by entities representing the Autonomous Region of the Azores and the aviation sector.

  • SATA Group achieved the best revenue ever for a 1st semester and anticipates good accomplishment of the Restructuring Plan in 2022

    In the 1st half of 2022, SATA Group obtained consolidated revenues of 107.9 million euros, a growth of 51.4% compared to the same period of 2021 and 15.2% compared to the same period of 2019.

    This scenario means the best 1st semester in terms of revenue, since there are consolidated results in the group and shows the airlines’ traffic recovery after the pandemic, which represents a significant support for the tourist activity in the Autonomous Region of the Azores.

  • SATA's Airlines reached the 1 million passenger milestone early this year

    In 2021, SATA Group presented a very positive growth in demand, an unexpected behaviour considering the pandemic's effects in the air transportation sector.

    Given the previous year's record, the airlines would expect to register the same or slightly higher result in terms of transported passengers.

    But the one million passenger milestone ended up being achieved sooner than expected. On July 31, 2022, SATA Group reached the mark of 1 million passengers transported. In short, ten weeks earlier than in the year of 2021 and days earlier than in the pre-pandemic year of 2019.