Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 20, 2011
On Wednesday June 8th SATA Azores Express will kick off direct and daily flights from Boston Logan Airport to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The airline will expand to two direct flights each week (Wednesday and Sunday), five via the Azores (Ponta Delgada), and one connecting through Terceira in the Azores. SATA is also launching summer air and hotel packages from Boston to discover Lisbon, for around $1,039-$1,249 plus taxes, per person. The packages include six night accommodations, breakfast, and round-trip airfare from Boston on SATA. Direct flights to Lisbon take about five and a half hours when departing from Boston, while flying to the Azores is just four hours.
SATA Azores Express made the announcement with United Liquors at a wine and travel event at Clarke’s in Faneuil Hall (Boston). The event featured the new line of wines from Portuguese wineries Sogrape and Aveleda. The event benefited the Ray Tye Medical Aid Foundation, a charity the focuses on paying medical bills for patients worldwide who have no other way to cover the costs.
Following the recent agreement between SATA and U.S. Airways, SATA, Portugal’s second largest airline, lets passengers use their site at http://www.sata.pt to purchase tickets from various gateways within the United States of America, including, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Philadelphia, Orlando and San Francisco and New York to the Azores.
With this new option customers who want to travel between the United States and the Azores and, soon, between the United States and mainland Portugal, may purchase their tickets with ease and with very competitive rates.
Lisbon is Portugal's capital and largest city. It is located on the north bank where the Tejo River meets the Atlantic. Hotels.com recently voted Lisbon as the most affordable capital city in Western Europe. Being the westernmost capital in Europe, the city’s mild climate is influenced by the Gulf Stream.
SATA Azores Express is the only airline that provides nonstop summer service from Boston to Portugal. During the upcoming summer season there will be five flights from Boston to Lisbon that connect in Ponta Delgada in the Azores without any plane change. SATA Azores Express has been connecting the Azores and Portugal with New England for more than twenty five years.
SATA International operates 222 seat Airbuses A310s on the Boston route. For as little as $500 passengers can upgrade to business class on their flight.
For more information about flights and packages visit http://www.sata.pt or call 1-800-762-9995 or your local travel agent.