Portuguese American Journal

Travel Alert: SATA International calls off first three days of nine-day strike – Update

SATA International pilots announced Wednesday they have canceled the first three days of a three-phased nine-day strike planned for April and May.

According to the announcement, SATA International has cancelled the strike days scheduled for April 27, 28, and 29. The second stage of the strike scheduled for May 11, 12, and 13 and the third stage scheduled for May 18, 19 and 20 were not yet cancelled.

On April 12, SATA International pilots had declared their intentions to stage the strike due to a labor dispute between representatives of the pilot’s union and SATA International administrators.

They have also stated that the strike would only materialize if the issues underlying their pronouncement were not fully resolved to the satisfaction of SATA International pilots.

SATA International has been connecting New England with the islands of the Azores, year-round, for the past two-decades. It also operates longer-haul services to a number destinations in Canada and Europe. SATA International is the only commercial airline providing direct flights between the United States and the Azores.