There are many airports in Azores (Acores airports). However, not all Azores airports have regularly scheduled flights. We do not list the smallest Azores airports, since there is no way to provide you flights from those airports. AirGorilla offers flights, hotels, and rental car reservations for Azores.
The Azores (Portuguese: Acores) are an archipelago of Portuguese islands in the Atlantic Ocean, about 1,500 km from Lisbon and about 3,900 km from the east coast of North America. The nine Azorean Islands extend for more than 600 km, and lie in a northwest-southeast direction. The vast extension of the islands defines an immense exclusive economic zone of 1.1 million square km. All of the islands have volcanic origins, though Santa Maria also has some reef contribution. The Azores are actually the tops of some of the tallest mountains on the planet, as measured from their base at the bottom of the ocean. The archipelago forms the Autonomous Region of Azores, one of the two Autonomous regions of Portugal.
The nine islands are divided into three groups: The Eastern Group (Grupo Oriental) of Sao Miguel, Santa Maria and Formigas Islets; The Central Group (Grupo Central) of Terceira, Graciosa, Sao Jorge, Pico and Faial; The Western Group (Grupo Ocidental) of Flores and Corvo.
Ponta Delgada is the tourist heart of the Azores. Museums and monuments are everywhere, and the historic streets connect everything from hotels and churches to shops and restaurants. Its huge first class marina harbours boats form all around globe and its nightlife attracts people from all over. In the evenings, especially during the summer, throngs of people promenade along the Infante Dom Henrique Avenue (by the seaside). The airport lies on the western edge of the city, from which there are daily flights to the other islands and mainland Portugal, and frequent direct flights to other European cities and North America.
On Terceira Island, Angra do Heroismo, the historical capital of the Azores, is the oldest city in the Azores, dating back to 1534. The former name of Terceira Island was Brazil, not to be confused with the country of the same name nor the phantom island of Brazil. That name first appeared as I. de Brazi in the Venetian map of Andrea Bianco (1436), attached to one of the larger islands of the Azores. When the islands became better known and were colonized, the island of Brazil was renamed Terceira (meaning 'third' in Portuguese, as in 'the third island').
The main economic activity in Terceira Island is live-stock raising and dairy-based products. The island has two ports in Angra do Heroismo and Praia da Vitoria, and a US military base in Lajes. ()