Santa Maria airport (SMA)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Santa Maria Airport, opened on July 26, 1945, serves the island of the same name, in the archipelago of the Azores, 1500 km away from Lisbon. It operates with flights within the islands and to Lisbon.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 6:30 am to 9:30 pm.
Airlines: Azores Airlines (Tel +351 296 209 720), SATA Air Açores (Tel +351 707 227 282).
Annual passenger traffic: 90,000 passengers went through it in 2015.
Tel: +351 296 820 020. Flight information: Tel +351 296 820 023. E-mail: [email protected] Tourist information desk in the Arrivals area (Tel +351 296 886 355).


The airport is situated in the island of Santa Maria, 3 km (2 miles) northwest from the city of Vila do Porto.

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What services does Santa Maria airport (SMA) facilities include

The airport has a post office and free Wi-Fi access.

Food and Drinks- There is a coffee shop in the Arrivals area.
Shopping- Duty-free store in the Departures Hall, handicrafts, accessories, tobacconist, newsagent.
Baggage- Lost and found office next to the security checkpoint, in the Departures area (Tel +351 296 820 020 ext. 82063).
Other Services-


Accommodation near Santa Maria airport (SMA)

There are no hotels inside the grounds. Some of the accommodations nearby include:

Hotel Santa Maria (1.2 km/0.7 miles)
Hotel Colombo (3.3 km/2.1 miles)
Charming Blue (3.3 km/2.1 miles)
Santa Maria Youth Hostel (3.5 km/2.2 miles)
Casa da Boa Vista (5.2 km/3.2 miles)


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Public and private transportation

Bus - TSM (Tel +351 296 882 115) operates services from the airport to Vila do Porto from Monday to Friday between 8:05 am and 7:05 pm and Saturdays from 8:05 am to 1:05 pm, with a trip of 25 minutes and intermediate stops in Brasilia, Bela Vista, Santana, Santo Antão, Valverde, Falcão, Graça, Mascote, Terreiro and Entrada da Marina. Buses depart from the city to different destinations throughout the island, such as Malbusca, Santo António, Santa Bárbara and Praia Formosa. More information

Taxi - Stands are located outside the Arrivals area. Travel time to the city is 5-10 minutes. Bookings and information at Tel +351 882 199.


Car rental agencies

There are car rental counters from Autatlantis (Tel +351 296 886 530) and Ilha Verde (Tel +351 296 886 528 - 8:00 am to 9:00 pm) in the Arrivals Hall.


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Parking services at Santa Maria airport (SMA)

The enclosure's parking lot is free and situated in front of the terminal building.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Ramps, lifts, escalators and moving walkways are available. If you should require special assistance, notify your airline about your needs at the moment of your booking.

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Latest updates: April 17, 2019