The Bay Area’s most unique flight is back for the summer at OAK

Oakland, Calif. – June 13, 2023: Today, the Bay Area’s most unique flight returns to Oakland International Airport. SATA Azores Airlines once again operates weekly nonstop services between OAK and Terceira Airport (TER), Azores, Portugal aboard widebody Airbus A330 jets. Flights will operate beginning June 13th through September 20th. 

     OAK – Terceira, Azores, Portugal Nonstop Service: 

     Westbound – Weekly (Tuesdays): Depart TER 12:00 PM – Arrive OAK 4:15 PM 

     Eastbound – Weekly (Wednesdays): Depart OAK 1:45 PM – Arrive TER 6:45 AM 

“We welcome the return of this SATA Azores Airlines this summer.” says Craig Simon, Acting Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland. “We know that Bay Area travelers truly value and look forward to this special international service that allows tourists and family to easily visit the amazing and unique Azores.” 

SATA Azores Airlines has flown this special service at OAK during the summer for over 20-years. It remains the sole nonstop service from the US western states to the Atlantic Ocean archipelago. The nine islands of the Azores, which are part of Portugal, cover nearly 400 miles and are the closest point in Europe to the United States. There are deep connections between the San Francisco East Bay and the Azores with many using the convenient nonstop flight to visit family and friends each year. The Azores are also a paradise for hikers, walkers, and cyclists. SATA Azores Airlines also offers connections from its Terceira base onward to Lisbon. International flights at OAK operate from Terminal One. 

SATA is an acronym derived from the original name of the airline: Sociedade Açoriana de Transporte Aéreo. It was founded in August 1941 and was established with the purpose of being an inter-island airline that would connect the Azorean archipelago to continental Portugal. 

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About SATA Azores Airlines

The SATA Group comprises two airlines and an airport management company established in the Azores.

Each company benefits from the experience, know-how, and knowledge developed over more than eighty years of activity in air transport. Established in 1941, under the name of “Sociedade Açoreana de Estudos Aéreos”, later renamed “SATA – Sociedade Açoriana de Transporte Aéreo”, SATA Air Açores continues to ensure air transportation between the nine islands of the Azores. Azores Airlines completes the mission of linking the Azores as much as possible to the rest of the word, flying from the Azores to Europe (France, Germany, Spain), North America (Boston, New York, Oakland), Canada (Toronto, Montreal), Portugal Mainland (Porto, Lisbon), Madeira Island, and the African destination of Cape Verde. SATA Group’s airlines operate with Bombardier and Airbus fleets. SATA Group’s airlines are IATA and ERA members.

About Oakland International Airport 

Oakland International is the main airport for the greater East Bay, the most populated area in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay area. It is the closest airport to most Bay Area employers. By roadway and BART air-rail, OAK enables excellent access to all of the region’s business, entertainment and tourism venues. The vision of Oakland International Airport is to be the airport of choice for San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by the Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of East Bay waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs in the region with more than a $130 billion economic impact. 

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