Portuguese American Journal

SATA International announces Fall-Winter season – Azores

SATA International announced changes in its Fall and Winter schedule for the 2010-2012 season, effective immediately.

According to the new schedule, flight S4221 to the United States (Lisbon/Ponta Delgada/Boston) will depart from Lisbon two hours and forty-five minutes earlier.

Accordingly, this flight will depart from Lisbon at 12:30pm (local time) and from Ponta Delgada/Boston at 3:00pm (local time).

Also, according to the new schedule, SATA International flight S4129 Lisbon/Ponta Delgada and flight S4128 Ponta Delgada/Lisbon will take off one hour earlier.

Accordingly, flight S4129 will depart from Lisbon at 6:10pm (local time) and flight S4128 will depart from Ponta Delgada at 10:25pm (local time).

The new schedule will allow passengers to arrive in Boston on time to board connecting flights to other destinations in the United States avoiding staying overnight in Boston.

SATA Azores Express also announced its Fall/Winter air/hotel packages from $699 to $1,529 per person (lower than in 2010-2011) for the 2011-2012 season.

These include air fare and six nights hotel per person with a choice of 26 hotels — five hotels on the island of Terceira, two on the island of Faial, one on the island of Santa Maria, two on the island of Pico, and 16 on the island of São Miguel.

All packages depart from Boston’s Logan Airport and include round-trip, non-stop, six nights lodging and daily breakfast. Availability and cost depend on choice of hote (s), the island(s) visited, and travel dates.

Flights depart and return on Tuesday and Fridays and passengers can upgrade from coach to SATA Plus Business-Class for just a few hundred dollars each way. Children under six stay free, and pay only a child’s airfare.

The National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations recently named the Azores islands as the world’s second most appealing islands destination in its fourth annual Destination Scorecard survey. A panel of 522 experts reviewed conditions on 111 islands and archipelagos. The Azores received the title of “Authentic, unspoiled, and likely to remain so.”