Showing posts with label Azores Airlines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Azores Airlines. Show all posts

04 October, 2022

SATA Azores Airlines reaches out to the US travel trade with Discover the World

US travel agents are a key element of SATA Azores Airlines' sales strategy in North America.  Discover the World has been engaged to enhance and enlarge SATA's relationship with the travel trade in the USA.  Understanding the importance of the travel agency community in assisting customers with international travel, Discover will apply its vast experience in this area to provide excellence in service and support to SATA's valued existing travel agency partners and to reach out to new agencies interested in selling the Azores and other SATA destinations.

SATA Azores Airlines currently departs out of New York JFK and Boston serving destinations in Europe and Africa (Azores, Madeira, Lisbon, Porto, Paris (CDG) and Cape Verde).  The winter schedule for 2022/2023 includes flights from Boston to Ponta Delgada operating 5x per week. Also, SATA will fly direct from New York (JFK) into Ponta Delgada on Friday and Saturday and directly into Funchal on Thursdays.

Established in the Azores in 1941, and with more than eighty years of History, SATA Group has at its core the depth of the Azorean soul and is committed to overcoming the archipelago's isolation. Composed of two airlines (SATA Air Açores and Azores Airlines) and an aerodrome managing body in the Archipelago of the Azores, the SATA Group has affirmed itself as an international airline that embraces the mission of building Atlantic bridges between the Azores and the world. 

03 June, 2022

Azores and Binter enjoy the fruits of codeshare deal and over 1000 passengers sign up to carbon off setting...

Both Azores Airlines and Binter are enjoying the fruits of a special codeshare arrangement in operation between the two carriers.  Flights between the Azores and the Canary Islands, operated by Binter, are available on the SATA Azores Airlines website and on all sales channels of the SATA group. This means that travellers looking for connections available on the SATA Azores Airlines website will also have access to Binter's flights. Equally, the offer of the airlines SATA Air Açores and Azores Airlines can be found on the Binter website.

The connections between the Azores and the Canary islands start July, 2 until September 24, with a weekly flight, operated on Saturdays. The direct connection will open up other opportunities for travellers who want to get to know other islands, thanks to the network of inter-island flights that both SATA Air Açores and Binter operate. 

Connections between Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) and Ponta Delgada (São Miguel) depart from Las Palmas at 8:30 am and arrive in Ponta Delgada at 9:50 am, local time. The return to Las Palmas is less than an hour later, departing Ponta Delgada at 10:30 am and arriving in Las Palmas at 1:40 pm, local time. This flight schedule allows you to connect SATA Air Açores network and also provides a connection to Azores Airlines flights, to or from the cities of Boston, New York and Toronto.

Arriving in the Canary Islands, passengers will have the possibility of connecting to the airports of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Tenerife North and Tenerife South on the outbound flight, and on the return flight, with La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro.

Flights will be operated with an Embraer E195-E2, with a capacity for 132 passengers. The flight will last approximately two hours and ten minutes.

In other news, a milestone has taken place in recent weeks for the Carbon Offset Programme recently launched by SATA Azores Airlines. Thus far, over 1,000 passengers have taken up the offer of partaking in the programme. This achievement was only possible thanks to our passengers who are sensitive to their emissions and took advantage of the Programme made available by the airline in association with IATA. Their solidarity will support the development of worldwide sustainable projects." the airline said.

SATA Azores Airlines launched its Voluntary Passenger Carbon Offset Programme (based on the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Carbon Offset Program) last March 24, on the International Day of Forests. It allows passengers to offset carbon emissions produced during their flights, when booking, passengers have the chance to support ongoing sustainable projects aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in different regions across the planet.

Passengers who have already donated to SATA Azores Airlines Carbon Offset Program are contributing to the "Ecofiltro Guatemala Improved Stoves and Water Purification" project. This project improves the health conditions of rural families in Guatemala by providing high-quality stoves to replace the traditional and inefficient fires used for cooking. The project is also contributing to offer high-quality water purification equipment (eco-filters) to increase potable water access.

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The airline has just started a seasonal service to Barcelona, which will run until September. SATA Azores Airlines will link Ponta Delgada with the cosmopolitan Spanish city on Wednesdays and Fridays with an Airbus 321 aircraft, seating 186 passengers. The forecast for 2023 is to offer an extra flight on Sundays, subject to demand.

Thanks to its location in the Atlantic Ocean, Ponta Delgada is also an excellent stopover option between Barcelona and some American cities, such as New York or Boston, where the airline also operates.

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10 July, 2019

Azores Airlines takes delivery of its first A321LR

Azores Airlines, the Azores archipelago-based carrier, has taken delivery of its first of three A321LRs to be leased from Air Lease Corporation, becoming the latest operator of the long-range single-aisle aircraft.

Powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines, the Azores Airlines’ A321LR comprises 190 seats in a two-class configuration (16 Business class seats and 174 seats in Economy) offering premium wide-body comfort in a single-aisle aircraft cabin and with single-aisle operating costs. With this new A321LR, the Portuguese operator will continue its strategy of growth and network expansion to European destinations as well as transatlantic routes between the Azores and North America.

29 December, 2017

Azores Airlines takes delivery of its first A321neo

Azores Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft. The airline, fully owned by SATA (Sociedade Açoreana de Transportes Aéreos) becomes the first Portuguese operator to receive a member of the best-selling A320neo Family.  The aircraft, on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC), was delivered during a ceremony held at the Airbus Hamburg site.

This aircraft is the first of six A321neos to be leased by Azores Airlines from ALC. The carrier will deploy the aircraft on transatlantic routes.

Azores Airlines currently operates a fleet of seven A310, A320 and A330 Airbus aircraft across Europe, Canada and North America. 

The A321neo is the largest member of the A320neo Family and can seat up to 240 passengers. With the widest single-aisle cabin on the market, all members of the A320neo Family offer unmatched comfort in all classes. The A321neo integrates many innovations such as latest generation engines, Sharklet wingtip devices and cabin improvements, which together will deliver up to 20 percent fuel savings by 2020.

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