Portuguese American Journal

SATA penetrates Eastern European market – Azores

SATA Air Azores has established a new e-ticketing service with the goal of increasing its market penetration in Eastern Europe.

The e-ticket service will allow travelers to fly to the Azores via Frankfurt airport in Germany, where the Azorean airline flies once a week.

With this new flight program, offering 7,755 seats, SATA Air Azores expects to attract tourists from a market estimated at 300 million people.

Through the new e-ticketing service, travelers from Eastern Europe will be able to purchase e-tickets for any SATA AIR Azores destination.

Recently SATA Air Azores has negotiated a similar program with US Airways. The new service enables customers in the United States to purchase e-tickets to the Azores and/or mainland Portugal, from various destinations in the United States, including Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Philadelphia, Orlando and San Francisco and New York.

Starting Jun 8, 2011, SATA Air Azores/Express is now offering direct daily flights from Boston Logan Airport to Lisbon International Airport, in mainland Portugal.

SATA is also launching special summer traveling packages from Boston to Lisbon with airfare and hotel included. For around $1,039 to $1,249 per person plus taxes, the packages include round-trip from Boston to Lisbon, six- night hotel accommodations and breakfast.