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São Miguel Airport Description

The island of São Miguel is the most populated of the nine islands in the archipelago of the Azores, the John Paul II Airport (Aeroporto João Paulo II), located just outside the city of Ponta Delgada, is a modern air transport facility suited to the needs of the future.

This airport constitutes one of the principal points of entry for visitors into the Autonomous Region of the Azores. The air terminal puts at your disposal a variety of services that will allow you to travel in the most comfortable manner.

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São Miguel Airport Acesses

The John Paul II Airport (Aeroporto João Paulo II) is located less than 3 km from the city centre of Ponta Delgada.

If you are not using your own vehicle to arrive at the airport, you may choose one of the following modes of public transport:

There is bus service on the avenue called the Avenida Marginal in Ponta Delgada, which passes about once every hour.

There is a taxi stand inside the airport perimeter, located outside the arrivals area. Telephone (+351) 296 302 530 (H24)

São Miguel Airport Facilities

Coffee Shops
Snack Bars
Baggage Protection
Banking and Insurance
Post Office

Airlines Telephones

Sata Air Açores - (+351) 707 227 282
Sata Internacional - (+351) 707 227 282
TAP Portugal - (+351) 218 446 748
Finnair - (+358) 9 818 888
SAS Braathens - (+45) 915 05 400
Scandinavian - (+46) 879 74 000


Sata Air Açores
Aeroporto de Ponta Delgada
9500-749 Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Açores
Telephone (+351) 296 205 412/4
Fax: (+351) 296 205 415/117
pdlkksp@sata.pt; pdlozsp@sata.pt

Discover the Azores Islands

The archipelago of the Azores is located in the Atlantic Ocean and extends in a southeast to northwest arch that covers 600 km (372 miles). It is made up of nine islands clustered into three groups: the Eastern group (São Miguel and Santa Maria), the Central group (Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial), and the Western Group (Corvo and Flores).

The islands occupy a privileged spot where geography and history come together in harmony; thus, a trip to Pico, the tallest island in the chain at an altitude of 2,352 m, (7,716 ft.) is a must. The eastern-most island is Santa Maria, at about 1,460 km (907 mi.) from the European coastline, whereas the western-most is the Island of Flores, situated 3,750 km (2,330 mi.) from North America.

The volcanic origin of the Azores can be seen in the number of volcanic cones, craters and other features throughout the islands.
The land area of each island varies, with the largest one, São Miguel, measuring 747 km2 (288 mi2) and Corvo, the smallest, only 17 km2 (6.5 m2).

São Miguel - Local Festivities

The popular “saint day festivals” (festas populares) that take place throughout the archipelago of the Azores are a testament to the deep religious faith of the people.
From the traditional feast day of the Divine Holy Spirit (Divino Espírito Santo) that takes places in all the boroughs of the island to the feast day of the Holy Lord Christ the Miracle-Worker (Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres) held on the island of São Miguel on the fifth Sunday after Easter, there is no lack of events anywhere in the Azores from May to September.

Feast Day of the Holy Lord Christ (Senhor Santo Cristo) in Ponta Delgada – Takes place on the fifth Sunday after Easter.
Feast Days dedicated to the Holy Spirit – Throughout the island– Take place from April to June on various Sundays.
Procession of St. Michael, or the Workers’ Procession – in Vila Franca do Campo – Takes place on the Sunday following the 8th of May.

Places to Visit in Island of São Miguel

Gates of the City (Portas da Cidade)
The Gates of the City, three imposing arches built in the 18th century, are truly the landmark of note in Ponta Delgada.
The Praça de Gonçalo Velho Cabral Square, where the Gates are located, is considered the heart of the city.
The pavement designs you see are made up of black basalt stones from the Azores and white marble coming from Portugal, on the continent.

Lagoon of the Seven Cities (Lagoa das Sete Cidades)
Located in the volcanic craters that form the island, the Lagoon of the Seven Cities is one of the most breath-taking landscapes in the entire archipelago.

Terra Nostra Park (Parque Terra Nostra)
One of the largest gardens in the Azores, the Terra Nostra Park owes is creation to Tomaz Hickling, the American vice-consul who arrived in São Miguel in 1769.
Throughout the 12.5 hectares of Terra Nostra Park, you may observe a wide and rich variety of plant species coming from all over the world, as well as certain examples of wildflowers from the Azores.

São Miguel Airport Contacts

João Paulo II Airport
9500-749 Ponta Delgada
Telephone (+351) 296 205 400
Fax: (+351) 296 286 923



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