Portuguese American Journal

Travel: Azores Airlines doubles weekly flights – Portugal

Azores Airlines will offer 11 flights from Boston Logan Airport each week starting in May to Portugal. Plus Providence will have a weekly flight as well. Right now the Portuguese carrier has daily service from Boston, and round-trip flights start at $609 to the Azores, and $728 to Lisbon.

Better yet, the service will be on Azores’ new the new Airbus A321neo fleet — with new amenities, comfort and reliability. With capacity for 186 passengers, 2 classes, this is the biggest single-aisle aircraft designed by Airbus.

All flights are non-stop the Azores, with easy connections to Funchal (Madeira), Lisbon, Porto, Frankfurt, Gran Canaria and Cape Verde. Plus from the Azores Airlines’ hubs of Terceira and Ponta Delgada there is connecting service to the nine islands of the Azores.

And this spring, a new website will offer passengers opting for an Azores stopover discounts on hotels, attractions and activities making the stopover even more affordable. Local partners, including the hotel sector, will have all kinds of special offers.

The Azores are the closest point to Europe from the US, and just four hours from Logan Airport. The Azores are also considered to be some of the most beautiful islands in the world. Not surprisingly, they have earned accolades for their exceptional travel and tourism experiences.

The National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations named the Azores the world’s second most appealing island destination in its fourth annual Destination Scorecard survey. The Azores received the title of “authentic, unspoiled, and likely to remain so.”

Azores Airlines Stopover is available for passengers traveling from North America with up to seven nights for a stopover on the Azores’ islands of São Miguel or Terceira. The airline has direct service from Oakland, Boston and Providence to Lisbon, Porto, Funchal (Madeira), London, Frankfurt, Gran Canaria and Cape Verde.

Azores Airlines, part of the SATA Group, has connected New England with the Azores and mainland Portugal for more than 40 years. For more information about booking flights visit http://www.azoresairlines.pt/usa or call 800-762-9995.

Source/Press release: Portugal Adventures