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New A330 will be baptized on the 23rd having Nelly Furtado as godmother

The new A330 belonging to Grupo SATA’s fleet will be baptized on March 23rd, at 3:00 p.m., with the name of Ciprião de Figueiredo, in a ceremony chaired by the President of the Regional Government of the Azores, Vasco Cordeiro.

Nelly Furtado, the worldwide recognized Portuguese-Canadian singer, songwriter and actress, who won a Grammy in 2002, will be the godmother of the aircraft.

Ciprião de Figueiredo was an important historical figure, author of the famous sentence: "Better to Die Free than in Peace Subjected", adopted as motto of the Azores. He was distinguished as the Azores Corregidor, in the context of the 1580 Succession Crisis, having been responsible for the fortification and defense of Terceira Island during his rule in the archipelago, which led to victory on the famous battle of Salga.

This aircraft, which will strengthen the fleet of the new Azores Airlines brand, will ensure the operation in North America, with a level of great enhanced comfort and, at the same time, the positioning of modernity and innovation of the Azorean airline.