Discover the anniversary edition of Azorean Spirit

Discover the special edition of Azorean Spirit magazine celebrating SATA’s 80th anniversary, exclusively in digital format. You can easily download it here and let your mind travel through its pages, wherever you are. Learn a little more about the history of the Azores airline, which last August 21 completed 80 years since its foundation, in…

Here comes the bride

Laureano Almeida, who carried out an impressive and dedicated career as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician from May 1957 to 1994 and became a true SATA hallmark, fondly remembers one of the most beautiful episodes he experienced on a flight originating at Lajes Field, on Terceira Island, to Santana Aerodrome, on São Miguel Island, where a…

The good spirit of the islands onboard SATA

Flying on SATA Azores Airlines is flying with the Azores on board. Not only because most of the crew is resident or native of the Azores, but also because passengers are also Azorean and carry with them the atmosphere of the islands. The story we are going to tell reflects that. The good spirit of…

A flight that diverges and gives beginning to a beautiful friendship

The 9-year-old girl traveled alone between Lisbon and Ponta Delgada when poor weather caused her flight to diverge to Santa Maria.  The little girl sees all the passengers leave for the hotels where they were accommodated during the night to catch a flight to Ponta Delgada in the morning.  At her side stands a gentleman…

A journey through time

A long-awaited project at the SATA Group has finally begun.  The SATA Group’s documentary collection was hand-delivered to the Public Library and Regional Archive of Ponta Delgada. There would be no better destination for this history, which in August 2021 will be 80 years old. One day after the signing of the cooperation protocol between…

Message from the President – “Thank you” is what best sums up our feelings

In 1941, the “Sociedade Açoreana de Estudos Aéreos, Limitada” was founded. On August 21, 2021, we will complete 80 years. The challenges of 2021 are not comparable to those of 1941. They are different. Pace, competition, and ambitions change over time. Everything happens faster and requires urgent resolution. Nowadays, we need to understand how to…

Boarding by zone

We are always thinking of providing you with the best travel experience with us, from the moment you book for your flight to the arrival at your destination. This time, we have simplified the way you board our flights with boarding zones. Zone boarding improves the entire boarding experience by predefining when passengers will board the plane, resulting…

Azores Airlines already flies with the Electronic Flight Bag

The technological leap that the airline has just taken won’t be noticed by passengers or those who don’t deal directly with the flight area. But the fact is that at the end of each year, Azores Airlines will have removed around 51kg of paper manuals from its airplanes; it will have achieved a reduction in…

Aviation stories – A little boy’s dream

The aviation world causes at least some curiosity all over the world. At its peak, it causes a life-long passion. So it was with our Aircraft Maintenance Technician João Leite, who, at the age of eight, put his feet in the cockpit of an airplane for the first time, more specifically of SATA’s AVRO HS-748…