“Air Azores will, from June 2024, begin flights between Ponta Delgada (Azores), London (UK) and Ponta Delgada and Milan (Italy), joining the existing offer to the European continent,” Sata Group said in a note sent. To the Losa Agency.
According to the source, both London and Milan are “very relevant source markets”: “Milan is an opportunity that has been identified for a long time, taking into account the interest already expressed in the Azores destination. London is a traffic meeting point with huge potential.”
With these two operations, Air Azores provides “more offers for passengers based in the Azores, but also new possibilities for connecting traffic, which has increasingly and continuously used Air Azores connections, whether to reach North America or Europe,” according to Teresa. . Gonsalves, CEO of Azores Airlines and Grupo SATA, said in the statement.
Flights between the Azores and London will begin on June 4 next year and will operate twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with departure from Ponta Delgada at 07:50 local time (08:50 in Lisbon) and departure from London at 13:35 time. the local.
Operation between the Azores and Milan will begin on 5 June and flights will operate on Wednesdays and Fridays, departing Ponta Delgada at 07:25 local time (08:25 in Lisbon) and departing Milan at 14:00:20 local time.
The two air operations will continue until the end of next September, according to the air carrier.
Azores Airlines is a company belonging to the SATA group and its activity consists of scheduled air transportation to and from the Azores archipelago.
The company is part of SATA Holding, which also includes SATA Air Açores, founded in 1941 which provides connections between the Azores, and SATA Aeródromos, which operates four of the five airports in the Azores.
It operates a “regular network of destinations between the Azores, North America, Europe, the Azores archipelago, Madeira and Cape Verde.”
Azores Airlines is undergoing a privatization process, in which a minimum of 51% and a maximum of 85% of the company’s capital is expected to be sold.
In June 2022, the European Commission approved Portuguese state aid to support the restructuring of the airline worth €453.25 million in state loans and guarantees, providing measures such as reorganization of the structure and divestment of the controlling stake (51%).
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