Air travel is an easy and comfortable way of traveling inside the archipelago. All islands have airports which receive scheduled flights operated by SATA Air Açores.
Currently, there are three airline companies operating scheduled flights in the Azorean airspace: SATA Air Açores, SATA Internacional and TAP Portugal.
Several islands work as gateways to the archipelago.
From Mainland Portugal, one can fly to the Azores from Lisbon and Porto. There are also flights between Ponta Delgada and Funchal, Madeira and Faro, Algarve. In terms of international flights, there are nonstop flights to several destinations in Europe (Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, and Oslo), in Canada (Montreal and Toronto), and in the United States of America (Boston and Oakland).
On the so-called “triangle islands,” there are regularly scheduled routes that connect the ports of Faial, Pico and São Jorge throughout the whole year. In the summer, Transmaçor extends its routes to the other islands of the central group (Terceira and Graciosa).
For more information, log on to www.transmacor.pt.
Atlânticoline offers a regular service that connects Santa Maria and São Miguel to the central group during middle season. Their fleet increases in number during the summer, enabling a sea link between all the islands of the archipelago.
For more information, log on to www.atlanticoline.pt.