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…

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…

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…

June 15, 1947: SATA’s first commercial flight

We are celebrating today the anniversary of the official beginning of SATA’s operational and commercial activities, signaled by its first commercial flight on June 15, 1947, between São Miguel and Santa Maria islands, aboard a Beechcraft UC-45B Expeditor aircraft, piloted by Captain Marciano Bonucci Veiga, the Company’s captain-aviator, first pilot and technical director. The aircraft…

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…

Our A321neo family

Our mission to build Atlantic bridges between the Azores and the world is expanded and continued on the wings of our new A321neo family! And it is not by chance. The innovative A321neo integrates state-of-the-art engines and wing-tip devices that Airbus calls Sharklets. They also allow to reduce the carbon footprint of each passenger by…

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…