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Portugal

Location: Destinations / Portugal

 

Portugal plane tickets & flights

  

 

  

 

This country is on the southwestern edge of Europe and a preferred summer destination for those living on this continent.

Very good air travel possibilities exist, let us show you how to obtain low airfares and good airline connections to-, from- and within Portugal!

 

Domestic flights

Excellent connections between mainland Portugal and the islands. Connections are very good with modern aircraft-equipped indigenous airlines between the islands.

 

International flights

Excellently linked to Western Europe, parts of Central Europe, North America and South America (especially Brazil, a country with mostly Portuguese-speakers).

 

Airlines serving Portugal

 

EuroAtlantic Airways

EuroAtlantic Airways is a small company operating primarily flights between mainland Portugal and the Portuguese islands and foremr colonies. Examples of destinations: Madeira, São Tomé and Príncipe.

The airline is based in Lisbon.
   

Luzair

Luzair is a charter airline founded in 1997 and owns a single aircraft. Operates from Lisbon and destinations change frequently.
   

Omni

Charter airline based in Lisbon with a single airplane.

In late 2009 Omni had 3 destinations: Montego Bay (Jamaica), Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Cancún (Mexico).
   

PGA Portugália Airlines

Small airline in the hands of the large TAP Portugal.

Sometimes this carrier might be called PGA or Portugália or PGA Portugália, but must not be confused with another subsidy of TAP, which is called PGA Express.

This carrier has has a fleet of small ERJ-145, Fokker 100 and Raytheon Beach 1900D airplanes.

PGA Portugália was granted with the "Best Regional Airline in Europe" title by Skytrax. It has held the title for several years. In 2005 is was considered the second best airline in Europe. Also by Skytrax.

Despite these titles earned, the company has an aging fleet. Especially the ERJ-145 planes are overused and will probably be replaced.

The carrier flies to the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, France, Italy, Morocco. Multiple cities are served within France and Spain. Portuguese domestic destinations are: Faro, Funchal, Lisbon and Porto.

 

SATA Air Açores

SATA Air Açores is part of the Grupo SATA from which SATA International also takes part. The 2 carriers are separate and due to the similar name, logo and the looks of airplanes are often confused.

This is a regional airline from the Azores, based at Ponta Delgada's airport in the Azores.

SATA Air Açores flies to: Corvo Island (Azores Islands, Portugal), Flores Island (Azores Islands, Portugal), Funchal (Madeira Islands, Portugal), Graciosa Island (Azores Islands, Portugal), Horta (Azores Islands, Portugal), Pico Island (Azores Islands, Portugal), Ponta Delgada (Azores Islands, Portugal), Porto Santo (Madeira Islands, Portugal), Santa Maria Island (Azores Islands, Portugal), São Jorge Island (Azores Islands, Portugal), Terceira (Azores Islands, Portugal).

SATA Air Açores is a good carrier for flying between Madeira, the Azores and especially between the islands of the Azores archipelago.

 

SATA International

Part of the Grupo SATA.

Operates flights between the Azores, Madeira and mainland Portugal and also offers international flights.

The latter ones include: Sal Island and Boa Vista (Cape Verde), Copenhagen (Denmark), Paris (France), Frankfurt (Germany), Dublin (Ireland), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Oslo (Norway), Stockholm (Sweden), London and Manchester (UK), Hamilton and Montréal and Toronto (Canada), Boston and Oakland (USA).

 

TAP Portugal

This airline is Portugal's flag carrier.

It has a modern fleet, but unfortunately its tickets cannot be issued by many travel agencies around the World, even though it has a modern online booking system.

The company is part of the Star Alliance and is one of the most reputable flag carriers in Europe.

Over 1.600 weekly flights are operated.

Domestic destinations (flights within Portugal): Faro, Funchal, Horta, Lisbon, Pico, Ponta Delgada, Porto, Porto Santo, Terceira.

Destinations in Africa: Algiers (Algeria), Luanda (Angola), Praia and Sal (Cape Verde), Bissau (Guinea-Bissau), Casablanca (Morocco), Maputo (Mozambique), São Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe), Dakar (Senegal), Johannesburg (South Africa).

European destinations are most numerous and among many include: Brussels, Lyon, Marseille, Nice/Nizza, Paris, Toulouse, Frankfurt, München/Munich, Hamburg, Budapest, Milano/Milan, Venezia/Venice, Roma/Rome, Amsterdam, Oslo, Warsaw, Moscow, Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Málaga, Sevilla, Valencia, Stockholm, Geneva, Zürich, London, etc.

Among the main destinations where TAP's clients fly are the Brazilian and Venezuelan destinations. Within Brazil the cities touched by TAP Portugal are: Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Fortaleza, Natal, Recife, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador da Bahia. And only Caracas from Venezuela.

Even if you are not flying to Portugal, TAP can be a great way to reach Brazil and Venezuela from Europe. Or vice-versa.

 

White Airways

White Airways has its base and only hub at Lisbon's airport.

It is a charter airline operating to Brazil, Cape Verde, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Greece, Malta, Mexico, Spain and the UK from 4 Portuguese destinations.

 

Various other carriers

Excellent connections through a large number of European airlines and also many from other continents.

Many international flights and even intercontinental ones are available from Lisbon's and Porto's airports.

 

Destinations, major airports in Portugal

 

Braga Airport

Coimbra Airport

Corvo Airport (located in the Azores Islands)

Faro Airport

Flores Airport (located in the Azores Islands)

Funchal Madeira Airport (located in the Madeira Islands)

Graciosa Airport (located in the Azores Islands)

Horta Airport (located in the Azores Islands)

Lisbon Portela International Airport

Pico Airport (located in the Azores Islands)

Porto Dr.Francisco de Sá Carneiro International Airport

Porto Santo Airport (located in the Madeira Islands)

Santa Maria Airport (located in the Azores Islands)

São Jorge Airport (located in the Azores Islands)

 

Useful related resources

     

Portugal Travel Guide

Portugal Travel Guide

Presents the attractions of Portugal to the curious tourist in a professional manner with details, images and facts about the country.

Addition: November 20, 2009


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 Last modified/updated: November 20, 2009

 

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