Conditions and Restrictions

Air cargo transportation is subject to international law and the SATA Group airlines’ transport policy.


Items not permitted, either as cargo or as mail

  • Explosives, other than small-caliber ammunition of division 1.4.S; 
  • Toxic gases of division 2.3, 
  • Fissile radioactive materials, 
  • Loose lithium ion or metallic batteries, not packaged or outside the equipment,
  • Any packaging with dangerous goods damaged, spilled, high-temperature, or leaking. 


More transportation conditions are in force in SATA Azores Airlines

Aside from transportation sector players, SATA Group airlines are committed to initiatives that are fighting against environmental aggression and acting regarding the safeguarding of animal welfare and the preservation of species. Among the commitments assumed are the following initiatives:

"Fly without Fins"

According to the airline's policy, transporting shark fins or any other part of cartilaginous fish is prohibited on all SATA Air Açores and Azores Airlines flights departing from any destination.

Dear - Wild animal
"United For Wildlife Transport Taskforce"

By signing the Buckingham Palace Declaration, SATA Azores Airlines are committed to adopting and encouraging a zero-tolerance policy regarding exploiting wildlife and transporting animals or parts of wild animals. In a suspicious case, the airline’s employees must report any suspected activity to the competent authorities.

You can learn more about SATA group action on behalf of a sustainable future here.