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The Azores

Official achievement authored by Bobby Allen.

The Azores, is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal (the other being Madeira), and is an archipelago in the mid-Atlantic. The islands are characterized by dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, green pastures and hedgerows of blue hydrangeas. São Miguel, the largest, has lake-filled calderas and the Gorreana Tea Plantation. Pico is home to the 2,351m Mt. Pico and vineyards sheltered by boulders.

These unique islands lie 1500km off the coast of Portugal; nine wonderfully diverse, unspoilt landscapes which form the most-westerly outpost of Europe. They’re very much part of Portugal – in their language of course, but also in their historic architecture, their wonderful seasonal cuisine and in their warm and friendly welcome.

The Azores offer island culture that is distinct from life on the mainland. Since the first settlers arrived in 15th Century, the islands have evolved into a rural community trying to strike a balance between sustainable island living whilst taming a wild and volcanic landscape, (today, four of the islands are protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserves). It’s these volcanic landscapes that have often encouraged more intrepid travellers to visit – their calderas, crater lakes, lava caves and geothermal pools have long-held an attraction for Europeans looking to escape the busy mainland. And as you’d expect, the Atlantic Ocean has always loomed-large in the Azores psyche: in the past, the islands were a crucial resupply point for trans-Atlantic sailors, whilst over the last thirty years the Azores have become Europe’s premiere whale and dolphin watching destination.

The Azores has five international airports on São Miguel, Terceira, Faial, Santa Maria and Pico.

We will be flying into Ponta Delgada (João Paulo II Airport) - named after Pope John Paul II, it is an international airport located on the island of São Miguel, and is situated 2 km (1.2 miles) west of the city centre of Ponta Delgada, it is the primary (and busiest) airport in the Azores!


Depart from an airport of your choice, fly to and land at LPPD, your flight distance must be further than 500 NM.
Date Departure Arrival Pilot Aircraft Landing rate Distance Flight time
22JUL24 1659Z LPPR LPPD Carlos Lucas Boeing 737-800 (B738) -280 ft/m 964 nm 02:33 View
19JUL24 1919Z LPPS LPPD David Embraer 170/175 (E170) -48 ft/m 552 nm 01:28 View
19JUL24 1847Z KDCA LPPD Tim Blumenthal Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner (B78X) -97 ft/m 2515 nm 05:06 View
13JUL24 2259Z LPPS LPPD WissKey Douglas DC-6 (DC6) -238 ft/m 559 nm 02:32 View
13JUL24 1514Z LXGB LPPD Sébastien DROUET Cessna 700 Citation Longitude (C700) -67 ft/m 1023 nm 02:32 View
11JUL24 1802Z LPPS LPPD Ernest Maillet De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter (DHC6) -70 ft/m 543 nm 03:21 View
08JUL24 1811Z LPPT LPPD SPPP Airbus A320 neo (A20N) -406 ft/m 794 nm 02:05 View
07JUL24 1526Z KPHX LPPD DefiantPrawn Boeing 777-300ER (B77W) -24 ft/m 4139 nm 08:00 View
03JUL24 2018Z LPPT LPPD Gonçalo Fernandes Boeing 737-800 (B738) -409 ft/m 861 nm 02:09 View
02JUL24 1602Z KBGR LPPD AndreM Airbus A320 (A320) -512 ft/m 1994 nm 04:36 View
02JUL24 1311Z LSZH LPPD Rashonmon Boeing 777-300ER (B77W) -756 ft/m 1779 nm 04:09 View
30JUN24 1216Z LPPT LPPD Gavan Dowal Boeing 737-800 (B738) -139 ft/m 797 nm 01:56 View
27JUN24 1758Z LSZH LPPD AndyAnt Boeing 777-300ER (B77W) -142 ft/m 1731 nm 03:49 View
23JUN24 0856Z LPPT LPPD dazzad22 Airbus A320 (A320) -405 ft/m 839 nm 02:11 View
18JUN24 1204Z LPMA LPPD Unknown Airbus A320 (A320) -283 ft/m 616 nm 01:37 View
17JUN24 1208Z LPPT LPPD Starro Airbus A330-900 (A339) -288 ft/m 803 nm 02:02 View
12JUN24 1645Z LPPT LPPD VAF012 Massimo Longitude TMC Medevac Fl -355 ft/m 825 nm 02:13 View
08JUN24 0450Z EGKK LPPD James Goodsell Airbus A320 (A320) -318 ft/m 1421 nm 01:57 View
05JUN24 1136Z CYSJ LPPD Alexandre Vaille Boeing 737-600 (B736) -313 ft/m 1996 nm 03:44 View
04JUN24 1715Z LPPT LPPD Patroller Airbus A320 neo (A20N) -104 ft/m 820 nm 02:12 View