From the fish auction to the cargo hold

If you want to find out why we switched the airport for the fish auction on a cool june morning, follow our study visit to the “lota” and discover the good fish circuit in the Azores. At least in theory, anyone who has the duty of preparing for the worst crisis scenario knows that every…

Message from the Chairman of the SATA Azores Airlines Group

Aviation was on pause, but we didn’t stand still waiting throughout this time. In the past three months, we lived a reality we didn’t know. Not even seven decades of experience in civil aviation prepared us for the setting we have been living and adapting to. The aviation world almost stopped, our habits changed and,…

For the Azores, we fly as far as it takes

There’s always backstage work to be done before any SATA | Azores Airlines flight takes off. It has been the case since 1947. But these days, against the background of a pandemic, work on the ground and in the air has intensified. That’s why, amongst other reasons of the heart, our mission to China took…

Message from the Chairman of the SATA Group

We live in challenging times. The SATA Group was born and lives to safely transport people and goods, flying over the most beautiful islands in the world. Usually, this mission is performed in a normal scenario. Currently, we do not work simply to transport people for leisure or business. We work for the Autonomous Region…

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,…

Covid-19: New dates for travel changes

Given the current situation related to the COVID-19 outbreak, and with everyone’s safety as a top priority, we are adjusting our commercial policy to lessen the inconvenience for our passengers. In this context, if you purchased tickets with SATA Group by March 12, and you want to change the dates of your trip, you can…

Covid-19: What we are doing to protect you?

All our aircraft are equipped with prevention kits that include masks and disinfectant gel. Our crew is qualified to take all necessary measures if a symptomatic case is detected on board. When a suspicious case is detected onboard, the Captain informs the airport of destination, so that the planned measures are taken, in conjunction with…

Information about the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

The SATA Group airlines have been permanently monitoring the evolution of the outbreak of the new Coronavirus Covid-19 and have been following the recommendations issued by the competent national and international entities, namely the IATA (International Air Transport Association), by the World Health Organization (WHO), by the European Center of Disease Prevention and Control, as…