Which Airlines Fly to the Azores Islands?

The Azores are an increasingly popular destination, especially since budget airlines arrived at the archipelago.

For Europeans, the Azores are now an affordable holiday option. For Americans who don’t like long flights, a stop in the Azores might be the ideal option in a trip to Europe.

Most international flights use Ponta Delgada Airport on São Miguel, the archipelago’s largest island, with just a few using Lajes Airport on Terceira Island. Here is information on the airlines that offer flights between the Azores islands and several international destinations.

1. SATA Azores Airlines

SATA through its subsidiary Azores Airlines is the main airline to the Azores, offering more flights to more destinations than any other airline serving the archipelago. Service includes nonstop international flights between Ponta Delgada / Lajes and a number of destinations.

Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island

  • Canada: Montreal – Trudeau
  • Cape Verde: Praia
  • Germany: Frankfurt and Munich
  • Portugal: Faro, Lisbon and Porto
  • Spain: Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
  • UK: London – Gatwick
  • US: Boston – Logan and Providence

Lajes, Terceira Island

  • Canada: Toronto – Pearson
  • Portugal: Lisbon and Porto
  • US: Boston – Logan and Oakland

If you’re coming from Lisbon, SATA offers flights between the Portuguese capital and other Azorean islands, such as Horta on Faial Island, Madalena do Pico on Pico Island, and Vila do Porto on Santa Maria Island. Domestic flights within the archipelago are also operated by SATA.

2. TAP

The Portuguese TAP operates codeshare flights with SATA between Lisbon and several Azorean islands.

Targeting the North American market, TAP has extended its Portugal Stopover program with a unique opportunity to visit Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, or Porto, the second city, on route to the Algarve, Azores or Madeira.

3. Ryanair

Budget airline Ryanair offers flights between the Azores and Portuguese as well as British cities.

Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island

  • Portugal: Lisbon and Porto
  • UK: London – Stansted and Manchester

Lajes, Terceira Island

  • Portugal: Lisbon

4. Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines is the only US carrier to fly to the Azores, connecting New York – JFK and Ponta Delgada, the largest city in the Azores.

5. TUY Fly Belgium / Netherlands

The Belgian subsidiary of TUI Group offers flights between Brussels and Ponta Delgada. Similarly, the Dutch charter airline provides a service connecting Amsterdam – Schiphol and Ponta Delgada.

6. Primera Air

The Icelandic Primera Air provides flights for tour operators and charter flights. It offers a scheduled service between Copenhagen and Ponta Delgada.

7. Air Europa

The Spanish Air Europa flies between Madrid – Barajas and Lajes, Terceira Island.


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