SATA was born from the Atlantic dream of a man and his love for the islands. It was founded in 1941 with the goal of creating an airline connection among the islands of the Azores and between the Azores and mainland Portugal. Its first flight, that of the Açor, was made in 1947.
SATA´s identity is deeply rooted in the Azorean soul. It is committed to fighting against the isolation of the archipelago.
SATA brings the world to the Azores and takes the Azores to the world. In its over 67 years of existence, it has established itself as a brand of the modern-day Azorean economy and identity.
The result of a successful trajectory, SATA now flies to 50 destinations in addition to the Azores: Portugal mainland, Madeira, Europe, the African Coast, and North America.
Along its pathway of national and international affirmation that is much greater than its initial aims, a number of challenges and opportunities have appeared which advocate a change in the SATA brand.