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Milan Malpensa, new direct flight to Ponta Delgada-Azores (technical stop) and to Boston-USA


The new SATA Azores flight from Ponta Delgada to Boston, inaugurated in Milano Malpensa, highlights a promising direct transatlantic connection with strong market reception and growth potential.

The new twice-weekly SATA Azores flight on Ponta Delgada – Boston was inaugurated in Milan Malpensa in the presence of Aldo Schmid, Head of Aviation Marketing, Negotiations & Traffic Rights SEA Aeroporti di Milano, and Josè Roque, CFO Sata Azores Airlines.

A scheduled flight that is already highly appreciated by the market, as shown by the excellent booking results for the coming months, as well as one of the very few SATA Azores flights in continental Europe, excluding the Iberian Peninsula, offering first of all a connection to an interesting region, which boasts a fast-growing tourism, with the approximately 17 thousand passengers of the past years representing an excellent base to make this direct flight profitable.


Definitely a very trendy destination, appreciated for its naturalistic, geological and geographical features of interest, which make a vacation to the Azores very attractive.

What makes the flight truly special is the connection to Boston, operated under the same flight number. A new U.S. destination added to the Malpensa network, with a direct flight with a technical stop in Ponta Delgada to Boston from Milan Malpensa and vice versa. It is a transatlantic flight in its own right, considering also that the Azores, with its northwesternmost island, represents an equidistant point between Europe and America, Newfoundland in particular.

Passengers will thus also have the opportunity to stop over in Ponta Delgada and visit the Azores and then continue on to Boston and vice versa.

A new flight that comes in a generally very positive period for Milano Malpensa Airport, which since the beginning of the year has recorded +12% passengers compared to last year, when we surpassed the passenger record of the pre-Covid period, and a summer season where the capacity planned by the companies for international flights is 13% higher than last year, with a double-digit value even for long-haul flights. This qualifies and connotes not only quantitatively but also qualitatively the growth of Malpensa, which offers numerous new flights in 2024; in fact, considering only the operations already launched or published by the companies there are 28 new services, 14 new destinations and 7 new companies.

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