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About SATA Air Açores

SATA Air Açores is a Portugese airline based in  São Sebastião, Ponta Delgada in the Azores, Portugal.


SATA Air Açores is a subsidiary of Azores Airlines, which was originally known as SATA International.

The airline operates a scheduled passenger, cargo and mail services around the Azores. SATA Air Açores also provides handling services and maintenance service for regional airports.

SATA Air Açores is based at João Paulo II Airport, Ponta Delgada.



Economy Class

Economy Class Facilities

Enjoy a warm light meal or a beverage on flights up to 90 minutes long. Be entertained with the Azorean Spirit, SATA Air Açores in-flight magazine which offers high-quality articles and news coverages, as well as general information on SATA’s services and destinations.

Colouring books, colouring pencils and games will be provided to our younger passengers on board. Looping magazine is also available at the majority of SATA International and SATA Air Açores flights. It’s easy and fun to read made to our passengers between 8 and 12 years of age.

What are SATA Air Açores Seats like?

Economy Class seats have an average space between rows of 30 cm.


Business Class

Business Class Facilities

In outgoing flights from Portugal, executive class meals will be prepared by the local chefs. These are meals specifically designed for SATA Business 'Executive' Class flights, combining typical ingredients from the Azores and Madeira with international and contemporary cuisine to provide a unique sensorial experience. Meals are served in modern chinaware of contemporary design.

SATA's Business class passengers will be provided with the latest newspapers and magazines. For greater comfort onboard, passengers have at their disposal a pillow and a soft wool blanket. Long-distance passengers will be provided with an amenity kit containing products to ensure an enjoyable and more comfortable trip.

Prior to boarding: The SATA lounges enable passengers greater relaxation, with more modern and comfortable furniture, of elegant and sober design. Priority baggage and check-in are also provided.

What are SATA Air Açores Seats like?

Business Class seating positions have an average distance between rows of 47cm in Airbus A310 aircraft and 33cm in Airbus A320 aircraft, providing passengers with greater comfort and relaxation.



SATA Air Açores Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are permitted 1 carry-on bag, measuring 55 x 40 x 20cms and weighing a maximum of 8kg.

In addition, passengers are allowed permitted a personal item, including items such as a coat, an umbrella, a walking stick, a handbag, reading material for the flight and laptop bag.

Checked Baggage

Checked baggage is limited to 32kg per checked bag.

Babies and infants are permitted 10kg of checked luggage.

Economy class passengers are permitted 23kg of checked luggage.

Goldsky passengers are permitted 10kg more than the paid class allowance.



SATA Air Açores Check-In Information

Online Check-In

As part of Azores Airlines, passengers can check-in online via the Azores Airlines website. Web check-in opens 48 hours before your flight, and will close 1h 15 minutes before flight departure time. Some exceptions to this are flights to or from the US or Canada, where it opens 24 hours before departure, and flights departing London where the service will close 3 hours before departure. This service is only available for certain flights and routes, so be sure that you check if you are eligible to check-in online.


Airport Check-In

For passengers who have been unable to check-in online, they must check in at the check-in counters at the airport.

For inter-island flights within the Azores, passengers can check in between 1h30min to 30 mins before their flight.

Passengers flying domestically from Terminal 1 Lisbon must check in between 2 hours and 1 hour before their flight.

Passengers on domestic and European flights can check in between 1h30min to 45mins before their scheduled departure time.

Intercontinental passengers, airport check-in is between 2h30mins and 1 hour before scheduled flight time.



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SATA Air Açores Fleet

Bombardier Dash 8-Q200

Bombardier Dash 8-Q400



SATA Air Açores Destinations

      Portugal   Faro  
      Azores   Corvo Island  
          Flores Island  
          Graciosa Island  
          Pico Island  
          Ponta Delgada  
          Santa Maria Island  
          São Jorge Island  
      Madeira   Funchal  
      Spain   Gran Canaria  



SATA Air Açores Hub Airport

Joao Paulo II Airport

Joao Paulo II Airport is an international airport located on the island of Sao Miguel, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. It is SATA International’s hub airport and is located near to Ponta Delgada. It is the busiest and primary airport in the Azores.

It has scheduled domestic airlines to all islands of the Azores, plus Madeira and the mainland, namely Lisbon, Porto and Faro. The Airport also accommodates international flights to and from Europe and North American from its only runway.




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