Portuguese American Journal

Travel: SATA to connect New York to Ponta Delgada in June – Azores

SATA Azores Airlines has announced it will start a new route linking New York to Ponta Delgada, from June 4 to October 28, 2022, on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

According to the announcement, the planning of the new route has been under consideration for over a year, a process that was interrupted by the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

SATA also revealed that reservations are already available and can be made online or through travel agents.

The new route was planned in partnership with Azores based operator, Inovtravel, which has launched the first flight between Madeira (Funchal), and New York (FJK), starting November 29 and available until March 23, 2022.

Inovtravel also provides travel packages to include accommodations, airport-hotel transfer, and a travel expert.

SATA Azores Airlines has also announced that, between now and the end of the year, it will be operating 16 flights between Boston and Ponta Delgada, including 6 additional flights to Cape Verde as a destination. The overwhelming majority of the estimated 3,000 passengers are families planning to spend Christmas and New Years in the Azores.

A subsidiary of SATA Group, the Azores Airlines main routes to North America have revolved around Ponta Delgada and Terceira in the Azores, to Boston and Toronto. Headquartered in Ponta Delgada, on the island of São Miguel, SATA also operates international destinations such Paris, Frankfurt and Bermuda.


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Almost unknown by most tourists, Terceira is the most beautiful island in the North Atlantic. It is one of the nine islands that make up what we know as the Azores. As an autonomous region of Portugal, Terceira Island, alongwith the other islands are truly the “Hawaii of the Atlantic.” In this book, you will discover the vast history of Terceira from its megalithic monuments to its importance in the discovery of the Americas.

Its history played a strategic role from the 1400s to the present day, when it was the crucial stopover and mooring for both the Portuguese and Spanish fleet. Later in WWII, the Allied bombers and carrier ships utilized the island as an important link to the mission of freeing Europe from Nazi occupation.