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 Group’s corporate video for 2020 – The making of

The meeting was scheduled for 8:30 am, on a sunny July morning, at João Paulo II Airport, in Ponta Delgada. The Communication team, Captain Vitor Lopes, and Flight Attendant Raquel Pimentel came together with a single goal in mind: to create SATA Group’s corporate video for 2020. In an atypical year like this, the mission…

3 nations, 1 mission

Portugal > Cuba > Bissau > Portugal: another very special air operation by SATA Azores Airlines. A long-haul flight but, above all, an emotional journey. We want to share the best in us inviting you to another journey in our company and telling you a little more about this wonderful world of travel, dreams, reunions,…

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…