Yes, however the inter-island flight to the island of residency may not be included in the fare. Passengers residing on the islands of Santa Maria, São Miguel, Terceira, Pico and Faial (gateways) must travel on direct flights. Inter-island flights in the island chain or departures/arrivals via other gateways can only be included on days without direct flights, and provided that the flight is not to/from an island other than the island of residency.
To ensure trouble-free check-in and on-time flights, we recommend that passengers with baggage arrive at the following times:
|Passengers with checked luggage||Check-in time until||Latest check-in|
|Inter-island flights||1h30 min
|Domestic flights Terminal 1 Lisbon||2h00 min||1h00 min|
| Domestic and European Flights
| Intercontinental Flights
|Passengers without checked luggage||Without tele check-in
||With tele check-in|
|Inter-island flights||40 min
|Domestic flights Terminal 1 Lisbon||1h05 min||50 min|
| Domestic and European Flights
| Intercontinental Flights
The above airport arrival times do not apply to passengers travelling in groups. In this case, the advance arrival time should be adjusted according to the number of members in the group.
Passengers arriving at the airport after the arrival deadline and who are unable to check in will be routed to another flight. However, SATA will not be responsible for any fees resulting from denied boarding.
The airport should also be taken into account, as there may be waiting times at the check-in counter and at airport security.
You can check in by phone 24 hours before any flight operated by SATA when you have no checked baggage. This can be done via the Contact Centre at 707 22 7282.
In economy class all passengers are allowed up to 6 kilos in carry-on baggage not exceeding 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.
In business class on SATA International flights, passengers are allowed carry-on luggage up to 10 kilos, not exceeding 56cm x 45cm x 25cm in size.
All carry-on luggage must be shown at the time of check-in for proper labeling.
||Piece Concept (to/from USA and Canada)
||Piece Concept (flights to/from Brasil)
|Allowance||Max. weight per volume
||Allowance||Max. weight per volume||Max. total weight allowance||Max. number of pieces
||Max. weight per volume||Max. total weight allowance
||30 Kg||32 Kg||2||32 Kg (70lbs)||64 Kg (140lbs)||3||32 Kg (70lbs)||64 Kg (141lbs)|
|Gold Sky||+10 Kg than paid class allowance
||32 Kg||+1 piece than paid class allowance||32 Kg (70lbs)||64 Kg (140lbs)||+1 piece than paid class allowance||32 Kg (70lbs)||64 Kg (141lbs)|
||20 Kg||32 Kg||2||23 Kg (50 lbs)||46 Kg (101.4lbs)||2||Out Portugal**||23 Kg (50lbs)||46 Kg|
|Out Brasil**||32 Kg (70lbs)||64 Kg|
|Babies||10 Kg||32 Kg||1||23 Kg (50 lbs)||10 Kg (22lbs)||1||32 Kg (70lbs)||10 Kg (22lbs)|
The free baggage allowance is the limit in weight and/or volume of baggage that a passenger can transport as checked baggage without extra cost. Baggage that exceeds the allowance stipulated is subject to an excess baggage fee.
Volumes with weight greater than 23 Kg must be tagged as heavy baggage and the actual baggage weight should be indicated on the tag, during check-in.
To carry baggage exceeding the maximum allowable weight per volume, a reservation for excess baggage must be made at booking time. This baggage is subject to an handling fee.
All baggage must be labeled with the passenger’s name and contact information.
**Due to Brazilian government impositions, passengers starting their journey in Brazil are entitled to 2PC/32Kg each bag. However, passengers starting their journey in Portugal, are entitled to 2PC/23kg each bag. Ex:
Charter flights can accept baggage under a different rule.
Passengers must submit a written complaint to the airline as quickly as possible for damaged, delayed, lost or destroyed baggage. This must be submitted within 7 days for damage to checked baggage and within 21 days for delayed baggage (in both cases from the date on which the baggage was placed at the passenger's disposal).
For problems involving missing baggage during the first 5 days, passengers should contact the Lost & Found Service at the location where the complaint was accepted and the report filed (either SATA services or handling agents contracted by SATA for this purpose). Five days after filing the report, these cases are transferred to SATA’s Central Baggage Service, located in the Customer Service, at the Headquarters of SATA, which searches for the baggage over a longer time period. Passengers may contact this service via email at email@example.com, fax: (351) 296 672 098, or via telephone: (351)296 209 047, to get the latest information on their claim, or to send additional information such as content lists or new contact information (address or telephone).
For problems involving baggage that has been damaged or tampered with, passengers should always contact SATA services at the location where the complaint was submitted and the report filed in the case of mainland Portugal, the Azores and Madeira. For reports filed at locations outside of Portugal, passengers should contact the airline via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via fax at (351) 296 672 098.
The accumulation of miles varies according to the reservation class chosen. Please note:
As a SATA IMAGINE member, you can earn miles only by flying on any SATA Group flight. You can also accumulate miles through our partners, or simply purchase miles when you need more.
Yes. Changes up to 24 hours before the reserved flight are subject to a fee of €20. Changes within 24 hours of the flight or no show will result in a fee of €70. This service does not allow route changes, and may not be applied to periodic promotions.
Passengers may request a miles statement via the website by logging in to their SATA IMAGINE account, or via email to email@example.com
Passengers wishing to request a refund for their ticket must present their original ticket (except in the case of electronic tickets), together with any other documentation deemed necessary to justify the ticket’s cancellation (doctor’s certificate, statement describing the reason for cancellation, etc.). Below are some recommendations on the appropriate location to request a refund:
Refunds for fares purchased will depend on the applicable terms and conditions.
Payment deadlines and the issue of tickets vary with the type of applicable fare. Passengers making reservations through the website must pay at the time of reservation. Payment deadlines will be specified according to the chosen fare for reservations made through SATA sales offices or the Contact Center.
Online reservations are charged immediately to your credit card upon confirmation. The exact amount of the selected fare plus taxes is charged in euros, except for flights departing from locations using another currency.
Contact centre purchases may be paid by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) or by bank transfer. Payment by bank transfer is only available for fares allowing this type of payment.
Payments at the sales office may be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express), cash or debit card (ATM).
SATA offers special ground and in-flight assistance to passengers with special physical needs, difficulties or disabilities. Passengers requiring this service should request it at the time of reservation. This service is free, and applies to:
Passengers with limited mobility;
Visually impaired passengers;
Hearing impaired passengers;
Families with young children;
Children over 12 years old traveling alone;
Pregnant passengers without a travel companion.
Requests can be made at the time of reservation. Information on the type of equipment, its weight and dimensions must be given at the time of reservation, which will be subject to later confirmation.
The transportation of sporting equipment is included in the baggage allowance.
For golf and diving equipment, 15Kg will be added (for flights with weight limits) and 1 piece (for flights with piece limits).
If the allowance is exceeded, the applicable rate for excess baggage will be applied at the airport.
Small domestic pets (up to 8 kg) may travel in the cabin in a kennel, cage or waterproof bag allowing the animal to stand up, turn around and lie down. During the flight, the container may not be placed on the seats.
Flights operated by SATA Air Açores have transport limitations according to aircraft type: 2 animals in DASH 400, and 1 animal in DASH 200.
Animals over 8kg must be checked in, and will be transported in their kennel in a heated compartment.
For security reasons, rodents should be transported in a rigid container and sealed system (which prevents accidental escape of the rodent) and pregnant females will not be accepted on board.
Information on the type of animal, the animal’s weight and the dimensions of its kennel must be given at the time of reservation, which will be subject to later confirmation. The animal's updated veterinary documentation must be presented at check-in time.
If the free baggage allowance is exceeded, animal transport fees (see excess luggage fees) will be charged at the airport.
The transport of animals on flights to/from United Kingdom is not allowed. Passengers can only transport cats, dogs and ferrets to/from Ireland.
IATA recommendations currently prohibit birds and other domestic fowl from being brought on board the cabin.
Animal Products and Alive Animals from Countries Outside the EU.
Like all airlines, SATA offers various fares for each flight. Passengers can choose between two reservation classes (business and economy). Each reservation class has several available fares with a limited number of seats. Less expensive fares tend to decrease as the number of reservations increases for a given flight.
No. Passengers departing from their place of study or from their place of residence are eligible for the student fare.
Yes. Passengers meeting the requirements for student fares, except for the student certificate, may purchase the applicable fare and then request a refund within 3 months of the travel date.
Student certificates are valid during the corresponding academic year.
The student fare is applicable to passengers aged 12-26 years travelling between their place of study and place of residence. A valid and duly completed student certificate must be presented at the time of check-in.
The following passengers are eligible for resident fares:
a) Portuguese citizens residing in the Azores for at least 6 months, or with an employment contract valid for at least one year. These passengers must present the following documents at the time of ticket purchase and check-in: income tax card number, personal identity card/passport and employment contract*.
b) Citizens of the European Union, Switzerland and Brazil (2000 Porto Seguro Treaty) and their family members residing in the Azores for at least 6 months, or with an employment contract valid for at least one year. These passengers must present the following documents at the time of ticket purchase and check-in: official document issued by Portuguese authorities indicating the passenger’s residency in the Azores, national citizen’s card /passport/ income tax card number and employment contract*. Brazilian citizens must also present a special identity card or a certificate issued by Conservatória dos Registos Centrais with reference to the 2000 Porto Seguro Treaty or the status of equal rights and obligations between Portuguese and Brazilians.
c) Members of the Regional Government and government-appointed citizens, including those residing in the region for less than 6 months. These passengers must present the following documents at the time of ticket purchase and check-in: official document issued by the Public Administration with reference to the passenger’s employment status and personal identity card/passport.
d) Public administration, civil and military personnel on temporary assignment, including those residing in the region for less than 6 months. These passengers must present the following documents at the time of ticket purchase and check-in: official document issued by the Public Administration with reference to the passenger’s employment status and personal identity card /passport.
*Note: The citizens referred to in a) and b) who do not meet the first requirement must present an employment contract. A written statement, payslip or copy of the employment contract may also be presented. The document must state that the employer is located in the Azores, and that the contract is valid for at least one year.
In the case of lecturers, judges and military personnel, proof of employment status will only be accepted after 6 months of residency in the Azores.