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.


  Passenger Guide


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 to Ponta Delgada and 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 +351 296 209 720).

Annual passenger traffic: 78,000 passengers went through it in 2021.

Tel: +351 296 820 020. Flight information: Tel +351 296 820 023. - FACEBOOK

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.


Duty-free store in the Departures Hall, handicrafts, accessories, tobacconist, newsagent.


The lost and found office is handled by the airport police, situated in the service area (Tel +351 296 820 020 ext. 82063).

Other Services

Beauty parlour.

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)
Azores Youth Hostels - Santa Maria (3.5 km/2.2 miles)
Villa Cantinho do Paraíso (11.4 km/7.1 miles)


  Booking accommodation

Car rental agencies

There are car rental counters from Autatlantis (Tel +351 296 886 530 - 7:00 am to 8:00 pm) and Ilha Verde (Tel +351 296 886 528 - 6:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 8:00 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: January 08, 2023