SATA Flights

SATA – The Atlantic and You

SATA International, which is the short form for SATA Internacional - Sociedade Açoriana de Transportes Aéreos is a Portuguese airline based at n São Sebastião, Ponta Delgada, in the Azores, Portugal. The airline operates scheduled flights and charter flights to the Madeira Islands, mainland Portugal and other destinations in Europe and North America. Lisbon and Ponta Delgada are the major focus cities of the airline. The frequent flyer programme of the company is called SATA IMAGINE.


The airline was found on December 1990 and was then known as OceanAir. The authorization to operate air transport services as a non-scheduled carrier was obtained in the year 1991. OceanAir suspended its operation in 1994 and SATA Air Acores became the major shareholder. SATA owns two tour operators in North America: SATA Express in Canada and Azores Express in the United States.


The airline maintains a fleet of 7 Airbus – 3 Airbus A310-300 and 4 Airbus A320-200. A new image and new logo was applied to the airline’s first brand new A320-214 registered CS-TKO, named ‘Diáspora’ in May 2009.


SATA Air Azores is a major airline of Portugal and some of the major awards and achievements to its credit.

·         The European Region Airline Association (ERA) awarded the bronze “2011/2012 Airline of the Year” distinction to SATA Air Azores.

·         SATA was nominated in the “TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS” category of the second edition of the Marketeer Awards, an initiative sponsored by Marketeer magazine in 2011

·         SATA Airlines was awarded an honorable mention "Risk Management Innovation 2013" award sponsored by Açoreana Insurance and the Diário Económico newspaper

·         SATA was recognized by the Portuguese multinational OutSystems with the Agility Awards thanks to the eRetail Engine Administration Project in 2010

Routes and Destinations

The airline currently operates 24 destinations across Africa, Europe and North America. SATA has been operating in a wide and competitive international environment within the most demanding areas of the world. The company has extended their operational map in 2012 to include other destinations, namely Copenhagen, and Munich.

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