Monday, October 05, 2009

SATA introduce non-stop flight Oslo to Azores 2010

There are good news for Norwegians eager to explore another exotic destination. From April to October 2010 travelers may fly weekly non-stop Oslo to Ponta Delgada at the Azores.

The air carrier SATA Air Açores, based on the archipelago, operates services between the islands, and to a number of destinations in North America and Europe. As I took off from Boston September 27th, I discovered a SATA vessel bound for the islands in the mid-Atlantic.

These islands enjoy a mild climate ranging from an average high of 25,6 C (78F) in August, to an average low of 16,8C (62F) in February.

Travelers from Norway have had, until now, to change planes in Lisbon to travel to the Azores. The trip will take 4-5 hours and a round trip ticket will cost from 4000-5000 NOK (EUR 470-587). It will start April 29th and last until October 7th. This means that travelers may not travel non-stop to Ponta Delgada to escape the inhospitable Norwegian winter.

A pity really - we would need it!

Non-stop flights from Norway to destibations in Europe, Middle East, US and Asia:

Non-stop maps now available for following airports:


Rob B said...

Hi Tor

It is too bad that you won't be able to go direct in the winter months. But the months available to go direct are great times to visit. In my opinion, the summer is the best time to visit the Azores. It's a great spot to visit if you want to get away from it all. I go to the Azores Islands as often as I can.


Tor Johnsen said...

Hi Rob! Norwegians are addicted to their summers, as the sun hardly sets. The big thing for us is to escape the harsh and dark winters. A non-stop flight to the middle of the Atlantic would have been THE thing for sun hungry Norwegians. I have no doubt, however, that the Azores during summers is a Paradise to be discovered!