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SATA Internacional Airlines is now part of Azores AirlinesAzores Airlines which is an Azorean airline based in Ponta Delgada, on the island of São Miguel. The airline operates as international and regional services to Europe and North America. Azores Airlines is a subsidiary of SATA Air Açores. Azore Airlines is the regional carrier based in the beautiful and unique Azores archipelago of islands situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.The airline flies regularly to destinations such as Lisbon, Porto, Funchal, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam, Zurich, Copenhagen, Boston and Toronto. SATA Internacional mission was to offer flights connecting the Azores with the rest of the world. Founded in 1990, the airline connects the Azores to foreign destinations providing air routes to Europe and North America. This long established and well run Portuguese airline is owned by the Provincial Government.

Baggage Allowance

Azores Airlines (previously known as Sata Internacional) has different baggage policies for carry-on and checked baggage.

Carry-on Baggage

Azores Airlines (previously known as Sata Internacional) allows you to bring 1 personal item free of charges such as a purse, laptop bag or backpack. Your carry-on allowance will depend on the ticket fare you purchased.

Economy class passengers are entitled to 1 piece of carry-on baggage no more than 115 cm (55 x 40 x 20 cm) including handles and wheels and weighing no more than 8kg

Business class passengers are permitted to bring 2 pieces of carry-on baggage no bigger than 126 cm (56 x 45 x 25 cm) including handles and wheels per piece and no more than 10kg per piece

Checked Baggage

Azores Airlines (previously known as Sata Internacional) has different checked baggage policies depending on the ticket fare you purchased.


To check-in for Sata Airlines, please search our Azores Airlines page or let Alternative Airlines help you with Online Check-in.

We advise that you arrive at the airport at least 3 hours prior to the flight departure time. Azores Airlines (previously known as Sata Internacional) check in desks usually open between 2-3 before the flight departure time.

In-Flight Entertainment & WiFi

Azores Airlines (previously known as SATA Internacional) passengers can connect to their personal devices and enjoy a variety of movies, music and TV shows. If you wish to connect to the Azores Airlines' in-flight entertainment system you must download the Cabin Media Player app.

Codeshare Agreements

Azores Airlines (previously known as Sata Internacional) has interline agreements with Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, Porter Airlines and SATA Air Acores.

Azores Airlines (previously known as Sata Internacional) has codeshare agreements with Air France and TAP Air Portugal.

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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 Internacional'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 runaway.


The airline's fleet includes Airbus A-310-300, Airbus A320-200 and Airbus A330-200.

Popular Routes

Lisbon  ✈ Ponta Delgada Azores

Boston  ✈ London

Lisbon  ✈ Terceira Island

Horta  ✈ Lisbon

Boston  ✈ Lisbon

Ponta Delgada Azores  ✈ London

Frequently asked questions

Can I book flights to Azores with Sata Internacional?

You can book flights to the Azores with Azores Airlines (previously known as SATA Internacional) through Alternative Airlines. Simply head to the top of the page and enter your details in the search form. Then use the 'Airlines' filter to only show flights with Azores Airlines.

Does Sata Internacional still exist?

Sata Internacional rebranded as Azores Airlines in October 2015.

Where does Sata Internacional fly to?

Azores Airlines (previously known as SATA Internacional) currently flies to over 15 destinations mainly across Portugal. The airline also flies to destinations across Spain, Cape Verde and Canada.