Bermuda – a true escape

Bermuda is open and welcoming visitors! We propose taking you comfortably onboard our A321neo to this Atlantic paradise on Sundays, from June to September. We give you plenty of reasons to accept our proposal. Are you coming? The Bermuda Islands are much more than a paradise with an ideal climate, crystal clear waters, and pink…

Next stop – Terceira island

During its existence of several centuries, this was an island where episodes directly connected to the History of Portugal and the world were written. Two Portuguese kings had their main city here. And, already in present days, it was in Terceira Island that the future of the free world was decided. It is not just…

After all, what does Paris have?

Paris has a smell, musicality, and a light that are, in themselves, poetry. Paris is the atmosphere of the streets, is daydreaming by squares, museums, charming cafés, and flower markets, while our mind sings French music from the 1920s. Paris is not so much what you see, but what you feel when you are in…

Aviation stories – The teacher who was afraid to fly

Rogério Lopes was a pilot for SATA Air Açores between 1970 and 1999. He flew the Dakota, the Avro, and the B146 and ended his career flying the British Aerospace ATP fleet. In the nearly three decades of inter-island flights, he has collected an endless number of stories that he likes to remember. “The Teacher…

Movies that inspire traveling

Traveling is a state of mind. And one of the ways that most spread this “travel spirit” are films that awaken our desire to go out there and get to know the world.  Some films inspire us, motivate us, make us dream. They make us want to choose a destination, plan, and give us ideas…

Ask the pilot #5

You asked? Our pilot answers. Is it true that pilots cannot eat the same meal? It’s not mandatory, but it’s recommended that the Captain and the First Officer are served different meals to avoid that, in case of food poisoning, both are affected. The same applies to the rest of the crew, offering variety in…

Frequent flyer – Cristóvam

A VOICE FROM THE AZORES TELLING US EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT NFORMATION Name: Cristóvam Job: Singer-songwriter Born in/residence: Terceira Island, the Azores First solo album: “Hopes & Dreams” (2018) Awards:: “Vodafone Ones to Watch”, “Angra Rock”, “LabJovem” and “International Songwriting Competition” Most recent work: Single “Setting Sun” (2020) IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19, THERE IS…

Aviation stories – A very noisy flight

The aviation world fascinates everyone. Is it because flying has always been one of Humanity’s greatest aspirations? Is it because of the charismatic jobs it represents? Is it because of the possibility to travel the world above the clouds? Is it the powerful flying machines? Perhaps for all these reasons and more. On more than…

We have your back

In more than 75 years of experience in the world of aviation and travel, nothing has made us give up. The world can change around us, but our mission remains. Find out everything we are doing in this new phase of the global pandemic. 1- We give you the possibility to book your next trip,…

Are you ready to experience the Azores?

We know you want much more than a stereotyped visit to a destination. We totally get it… Travel lovers seek unforgettable experiences they want to mix with the locals and feel the ambiance of the destination they visit. With that in mind, we designed the “Experience the Azores” campaign, which offers our passengers a package…

Experience the Azores campaign – behind the scenes

The Azores are, and always have been, our home. They are part of our identity and, even today, they assume an essential role among our destinations. Therefore, we wanted to take it to the next level, proposing a new approach to our passengers: that they live the Azores in all its experience, feeling as an…

Ask the pilot #4

Do you still want to clear up all of your doubts during a flight? Keep an eye out for “Ask the pilot”. Here you’ll find all the answers! What happens if the plane window cracks during the flight? This is very unlikely to happen, but still… you have nothing to worry about. Aircraft windows are…

2020 in review

We strengthen our services and our Brand os nossos serviços e a nossa Marca We facilitated contact with our passengers, simplifying processes, and shortening the response time on our website through an online complaint and suggestion form. At the same time, we created a daily process for monitoring suggestions and complaints that come to us,…

To Bravo and Charlie

There are passions that reason is unaware of. Discover another story from the passionate world of aviation. SATA Air Açores’ Dash Q200 is small in size but not “small” at all. We emphasize this because the words are treacherous and could take on a pejorative meaning that we wouldn’t certainly apply to our flying machines,…

Ask the pilot #3

We are happy to answer two more questions from our passengers. Can turbulence break the wings of an airplane? Planes are subject to impressive tests long before they are delivered to airlines. They are extremely robust machines, extraordinary works of engineering, which structure is infinitely tested. Severe turbulence areas are marked on the radar, according…

Beauty secrets of a Flight Attendant

Do you know that feeling of complete exhaustion after a flight? But how do the crews look so good after so many hours of flying every day? Our Flight Attendants reveal all their secrets to stay in shape on travels. Hydration Water is the best Flight Attendants’ ally. Abundant daily hydration, complemented with a balanced…

Ask the pilot #2

We answer more questions from our passengers on “Ask the pilot”. In some aircraft, noise reduction is more significant and depends on the type of engine/reactor. In any case, it means that the pilots reduced the power of the engines once they reached cruising speed. Just like us, on land, when we shift down to…

Ask the pilot #1

Do you always study the weather forecast before flying? Sit quietly and watch everything that goes on around you on the plane? Do you shake at the slightest sign of turbulence, get suspicious of every sound signal and feel that little sweat running down your face? If this is how you experience your flights, then…

10 delicacies not to be missed in the Azores

In addition to being an archipelago of unique beauty, named by National Geographic as one of the best and most sustainable destinations in the world, the Azores offer delicacies full of flavor and authenticity that will delight foodies. Check below 10 delicacies you cannot miss when visiting the Azores. Azorean Meat Meat lovers have typical…

Find out why the Azores are a sustainable tourist destination

The Azores are one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Its lush nature, idyllic landscapes, cuisine, and kind people make its visitors return home with a full heart. But the Azores are also the first archipelago in the world to achieve an international certification of sustainable destination. Its several natural, historical and cultural…

79 years of a shared dream

I was born 79 years ago, from the dream of extraordinary men who believed, at a time when there were barely any cars in the Azores, that the first step to unite the Azoreans with each other was to give wings to the wish and connect the islands of the Azores by air. It was…

Find out all about air quality inside our airplanes

Having clean air inside the cabins of our airplanes has always been an essential requirement. The air you breathe inside one of our airplanes meets very strict standards, is renewed every 3 minutes (more than 20 times an hour), and filtered through a highly efficient vertical recycling system. Air flows vertically, being propelled over the…

SATA’s First Flight Attendants

In the course of modernizing SATA’s air services, all flights made by Dakota airplanes (Douglas DC-3) began having Flight Attendants, previously known as Stewardesses. In this context, in October 1968, SATA’s first flight with Flight Attendants took place, between Santana and Santa Maria, captained by Commander António Galhardo. Ana Maria Garcês, Luísa Gamboa, Leonor Pacheco,…

Azorean Spirit is back!

The Azorean Spirit magazine is back, exclusively in digital format. You can easily download it here and let your mind travel through its pages, wherever you are. In this edition, we take you to Terceira island, the stage of significant events in the history of the country and the world, full of historical and cultural heritage, beautiful…