Portuguese American Journal

Travel: SATA Airlines launching weekly service from Boston to Madrid – Spain

Starting in the Fall, SATA Airlines is offering a new one-stop destination to Madrid from Boston, every Sunday, with an easy aircraft change in Lisbon, Portugal, the company announced Wednesday.

Flights are competitively priced starting at $1,064, including tax, round trip.  SATA will also offer connecting fights on Tuesdays and Friday as well, the announcement said.

SATA Airlines, which has connected North America with Europe for more than 37 years, has been expanding its services range to include new destinations.

Starting in June, the Azores-based airline launched it first non-stop service from Boston to Porto, mainland Portugal.

In April, SATA doubled its weekly service from the U.S. to the Azores and mainland Portugal, including a new non-stop direct flight to Lisbon.

A recent agreement between SATA and U.S. Airways has also added new flight connections from Chicago and New York. In addition, SATA offers flight connections from San Francisco in partnership with Virgin America Airlines.

SATA also formed a partnership with Canadian Westjet, the second largest Canadian airline, to provide air services between the Canada and the Azores. Under the agreement, SATA offers flights between Canada and to Azores though Toronto and Montreal with connecting flights from Winnipeg, Vancouver, Calgary or Ottawa.

Since 1947, the SATA Group has provided air service linking the nine islands of the Azores with Portugal’s mainland.  The airline has regular air service between the nine islands of the Azores, as well as to Lisbon and Porto in mainland Portugal, and to Funchal on the island of Madeira.

For more information, log on to the SATA Website at www.SATA.pt.