Bay Area Travelers Can Now Book Direct Tickets To Azores and Portugal
(TRAVPR.COM) USA - September 26th, 2012 - San Francisco—The Islands of the Azores and the city of Lisbon are all a bit closer to the West Coast today, as SATA Airlines announces brand new service from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Portugal. Following a new interline agreement between SATA and Virgin America; it is now possible to purchase tickets to Portugal online at www.SATA.pt, or by calling 800-762-9995.
With this new option customers who want to travel between the West Coast and Portugal may purchase their tickets with ease and at very competitive rates. All flights connect through Boston, where SATA has non-stop service to the Azores 2 times a week, with continuing service to Lisbon. SATA has a ticket office at 1897 Alum Rock Ave. in San Jose to better serve the Bay Area, 408-729-3712.
The idea is part of SATA's strategy of expansion into North America where the airline had increases in traffic of 19.5% for the United States and 11.9% for Canada in recent years.
This new partnership will offer convenience to Bay Area travelers by traveling on one single e-ticket and by offering through check-in service. Travelers will be able to check their bags to their final destination and receive boarding cards for both carriers’ flights upon check-in with either Virgin America in the U.S. or SATA in Portugal.
As one of the few growing U.S. airlines, Virgin America has expanded to 18 destinations, a fleet of 52 new aircraft and 2,600 teammates since its launch nearly five years ago. Virgin America flies to San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C. (IAD), Seattle, Las Vegas, San Diego, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Dallas–Fort Worth, Los Cabos, Cancun, Chicago, Puerto Vallarta, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Portland and Washington D.C.’s Ronald Reagan National Airport.
SATA Airlines connects North America with the islands of the Azores. SATA has been offering flights between the nine islands of the Azores for more than 60 years. In the past two-decades, SATA has linked Boston to all the islands of the Azores, Mainland Portugal, and Madeira. To book travel, call 800-762-9995 or visit www.sata.pt for more details.