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Azores Airlines joins ERA’s expansive airline membership

Also, SATA Group’s airlines – Azores Airlines and SATA Air Açores – joined with Savoy Signature to provide a complete travel experience to visitors who are travelling to Madeira Island on flights operated by SATA Azores Airlines.

European Regions Airline Association (ERA) announce its newest airline member Azores Airlines. This newest addition brings the association’s airline members to 57.
Azores Airlines is a small international air carrier operating out of the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores – nine islands located in the mid-north Atlantic. The carrier provides a vast network of routes, playing an essential role in the economic and social development of the Portuguese archipelago. During quieter periods of the year, it also operates in the charter market, leasing wet and dry capacity to other regular players.

Montserrat Barriga, Director General, ERA, said: “I am delighted to welcome Azores Airlines to our ERA family, in addition to their regional arm, SATA Air Açores, that has been in membership for many years. As part of the SATA Group, Azores Airlines brings with it a long and vibrant history of more than 80 years, and in that time has been committed to overcoming the archipelago's isolation. I am delighted to be strengthening our relationship further with this unique region of Europe.”

Luís Rodriguez, President, SATA Group, added: “Azores Airlines has decided to join ERA based on our experience with SATA Air Açores’ valuable membership. ERA, among other benefits, provides the best way for regional organisations to be on top of the matters being discussed that have relevant implications going forward. Our two airlines, despite sharing some resources, have two totally different business models, where any issue may have very different implications. Being passive is not an option.”

SATA Azores Airlines and Savoy Signature launch a jpint campaign
Also, SATA Group’s airlines – Azores Airlines and SATA Air Açores – joined with Savoy Signature to provide a complete travel experience to visitors who are travelling to Madeira Island on flights operated by SATA Azores Airlines.

This partnership aims to boost the airline's presence in the North American market, especially in the New York market, from where Azores Airlines direct weekly flights depart to Madeira Island.

This campaign will be available from December 1st to the 30th, offering a 10% fare discount on SATA Azores Airlines’ website and a similar discount associated with purchasing a room on the Savoy Signature website. In both domains, a specific code can be used.

Azores Airlines operates direct flights between New York and Madeira Island throughout the year. In addition to this direct connection, the campaign is available for other flights heading to Funchal. For instance, flights from Boston and Toronto to the Azores allow air links operated by SATA Air Açores to Funchal. There are five weekly flights between Ponta Delgada and Funchal during IATA’s winter of 2023.

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The SATA Group consists of two airlines and an airport management company established in the Azores.

Each company benefits from the experience, know-how, and knowledge developed over more than eighty years of activity in air transport. Established in 1941 under the name of “Sociedade Açoreana de Estudos Aéreos”, later renamed “SATA – Sociedade Açoriana de Transportes Aéreos”, SATA Air Açores continues to ensure air transportation between the nine islands of the Azores. Azores Airlines completes the mission of linking the Azores as much as possible to the rest of the word, flying from the Azores to Europe, North America, Canada, Portugal Mainland (Porto, Lisbon), Madeira Island, and the African destination of Cape Verde. SATA Group’s airlines operate with Bombardier and Airbus fleets. 

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