Sata Air Azores

Sata Air Azores is a Portuguese airline that operates passenger, cargo, and mail services. Pets are permitted to travel with Sata Air Azores in the cabin and the hold if they meet the necessary requirements. Visit Website

Or call (+351) 296 209 720 or 707-22-7282 for more information. You can use BringFido to find a pet friendly place to stay at your destination.

Pet Reservations

Due to SATA Air Azores flights having pet limitations depending on aircraft type (2 animals in DASH 400, and 1 animal in DASH 200 aircraft), they recommend you booking a spot on board for Fido as soon as your travel plans are confirmed. You can contact them at (+351) 296 209 720 for more information. The transport of animals on flights to/from England is not permitted, but passengers can transport cats, dogs and ferrets to/from Ireland.

Pets in the Cabin

Sata welcomes pets into the cabin if the combined weight of the pet and carrier does not exceed 17 lbs (8 kg). During the flight, the pet and carrier needs to remain under the seat in front of you. The fee for this service is 4 EUR per kg on domestic flights; 15 EUR per kg on flights around Europe and Africa; and $100 per kg on American and Canadian routes.

Pets in Checked Baggage

Pets who exceed the restrictions to travel in the cabin can travel in the hold instead. Animals will be transported in the hold in a heated compartment. Pets traveling in the hold, weighing up to 70 lbs (32 kg), incur a charge of $100; and those weighing between 72 lbs to 99 lbs (33 kg to 45 kg) incur a charge of $150.

Pets in Cargo

Animals that are otherwise restricted or too large to travel as checked baggage may be transported through Sata Cargo. To find out more details, you can contact them via email at or by phone at (+351) 296-209-797.

Carrier Guidelines

For pets traveling in the cabin, carriers must not exceed the dimensions of 21" x 15" x 8" (55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm). They must be waterproof, allowing animals to stand up, turn around, and lie down inside. For pets traveling in the hold, carriers must not exceed the dimensions of 39" x 30" x 27" (100 cm x 78 cm x 69 cm).

Other Restrictions

Animals that are no longer permitted to travel as checked baggage are sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, goats, and pigeons, reptiles (for example: snakes, iguanas, chameleons, turtles, tortoises, etc.); and a number of dog breeds classified as potentially dangerous in accordance with the Portuguese Law, such as Fila Brasileiro, Dogo Argentino, Pit Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and Tosa Inu. SATA welcomes certified, professionally-trained service animals and emotional support dogs that are transported in the aircraft cabin or in cargo hold.


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