SATA’s Bombardier planes begin flights between the Azores islands

28 July 2009

Ponta Delgada, Azores, 27 July – SATA’s commercial flights between the Azores islands using its recently acquired Bombardier Dash Q200 aircraft began Monday.

The first flight was between Ponta Delgada and Corvo, the smallest and most distant island of the archipelago of the Azores.

SATA’s two planes, with a capacity for 37 passengers, will be used principally for flights between the islands of Corvo, Flores, S. Jorge and Graciosa, substituting the current Dornier.

The purchase of the two Q200, in an 11 million Euro investment, is part of SATA Air Açores’ renewal of its fleet which will be completed during the first half of next year, when the Azorean airline will acquire four new Q400 Next Gen.

These aircraft, equipped with the latest aeronautical technology, will substitute the current ATP from British Aerospace, with 64 seats, which connect the islands. (macauhub)