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Punctuality and regularity increases in SATA flights

From January to November this year, Grupo SATA continued to improve the punctuality and regularity of its flights, even setting records in October.

Bombardier Q400 NextGen replaces Q200 at Madeira

Due to scheduled maintenance on the Bombardier Q200 aircraft with registration CSTRC operating in the Azores (primarily to Corvo Island), and to keep flights running to the Azores’ smallest island during this aircraft’s downtime (23 November to 9 December), SATA will be replacing the Bombardier Q200 based in Funchal with a Bombardier Q400 NextGen.


Grupo SATA undergoes internal restructuring

Grupo SATA has undergone internal restructuring to rejuvenate its management staff, introduce new strategic commercial guidelines for its various associated companies (reinforcing the commercial component and customer focus), and streamline its internal organization.

SATA establishes partnership with Canadian WESTJET

As part of its strategy of reinforcing its position in the expat market, SATA has signed an interline agreement with WestJet, the second largest Canadian airline.

SATA transport Sporting and Porto to UEFA championships

SATA Internacional was again the airline chosen to transport the professional football teams Sporting Clube de Portugal and Futebol Clube do Porto to the Europa League and Champions League games, respectively.

SATA featured in international "project management"magazine

SATA was recently featured in the PMI Institute’s “PM Network”, the most prestigious publication on project management.

SATA offers award tickets online

Starting in October, SATA will allow SATA IMAGINE members to issue their Award tickets directly via SATA’s website (www.sata.pt).

SATA Air Açores awarded “2011/2012 Bronze Airline of the Year"

On 29 September, at its 2011 General Meeting of Shareholders in Rome, the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) awarded the bronze “2011/2012 Airline of the Year” distinction to SATA Air Açores for the results it achieved by replacing and renewing its ATP and Dornier fleet with a Bombardier fleet.

SATA makes changes to schedules to improve customer service

The SATA Internacional new winter schedule includes changes to the schedule of some flights in view of improving the quality of service provided to its customers.