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SATA signs agreement with Pauleta Foundation

Grupo SATA has signed an agreement with the Pauleta Foundation to facilitate and promote travel for national and international sports teams to the Autonomous Region of the Azores for events organized by the foundation.


SATA Internacional transports Benfica, Porto and Sporting teams

SATA Internacional was once again the airline chosen to transport the Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Futebol Clube do Porto and Sporting Clube de Portugal professional football teams on their trips to European championship games.

SATA and Alitours establish partnership

Grupo SATA establishes partnership with Alitours, a leading Canadian tourist operator.

SATA partnership with major canadian airline WESTJET

Announced last November, the interline agreement with WestJet, Canada's second largest airline, went into effect on 19 January, reinforcing SATA’s position in the expat market (“mercado da saudade”).

SATA achieves record flight punctuality in 2011

Since flight punctuality (on‐time departures) and regularity (actual versus scheduled flights) are among the key factors in customers’ assessments of airlines, SATA Air Açores and SATA Internacional significantly improved these indicators in 2011, and even achieved record levels of punctuality.

SATA begins construction of Santa Maria Training Centre

As announced last year, once the necessary formalities have been completed, Grupo SATA will be breaking ground this January on its Santa Maria Training Centre.


PTANA chooses SATA and the Azores

PTANA (Professional Travel Agents of North America) has chosen the Azores as the site for its 4th annual conference, scheduled for December 2012, and has recommended SATA as the airline to transport the conference’s attendees.