The National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations named the Azores islands as the world’s second most appealing islands destination in its fourth annual Destination Scorecard survey
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2012
Azores Islands, Portugal- San Francisco has new air service to the Azores and Lisbon this winter thanks to SATA Airlines. Passengers connect to Boston before going direct to Portugal. Connections are furnished through a interline agreement with Virgin America Airlines (for the San Francisco to Boston leg).
More than 300,000 people of Portuguese descent live in California, many in the Bay Area in towns like San Jose and Santa Clara. SATA Airlines has a ticket office at 1897 Alum Rock Ave. in San Jose to better serve the Bay Area.
The Azores are the closest point in Europe to North America. The islands were created by volcanic activity millions of years ago, which have created a stunning and dramatic environment. The Azores offers an intensely green and sculptured landscape. This ocean-enveloped land enjoys a mild climate year-round between 60°F and 80°F.
The National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations recently named the Azores islands as the world’s second most appealing islands destination in its fourth annual Destination Scorecard survey. A panel of 522 experts reviewed conditions on 111 islands and archipelagos. The Azores received the title of “Authentic, unspoiled, and likely to remain so.”
SATA Airlines has connected the US and Canada with the Azores and mainland Portugal for more than 30 years. For more information about booking flights or about SATA visit http://www.sata.pt or call 800-762-9995.