Delta Destination: Welcome to the Azores, an Unspoiled European Paradise  

Soar to one of the most remote and breathtaking places on Earth with the only U.S. carrier to offer direct service to the Azores. An unspoiled paradise, this Portuguese archipelago is the perfect destination for the adventurous and more relaxed traveler. And in under six hours, Delta can get its customers quickly and conveniently to Europe’s best-kept secret.

The Complete Escape

From hot springs and jungles to beaches and mountains, the diverse terrain of the Azores makes it the perfect destination for any type of traveler. Explore the capital, Ponta Delgada, where European charm meets the island lifestyle. Visit Lagoa do Fogo or “Lake of Fire,” a beautiful caldera lake set high on a mountain in the center of an extinct volcano. It’s an unforgettable view out across the blue water-filled crater surrounded by lush green vegetation and pure-white sandy beaches. For hikers, take a trip to Rocha da Relva, a remote trail with cliff side paths and breathtaking vistas overlooking the ocean, and end the day winetasting at one of the many vineyards along the way. For those in need of some relaxation, spend a day in Furnas, a village famous for the Terra Nostra garden and its many hot springs. And don’t miss the picturesque Lagoa das Sete Cidades, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal.

For off-land exploring, fishing excursions or simply sailing around the island are popular. While on the water, you’ll likely be joined by a whale or a pod of dolphins. Diving is also spectacular, and the islands are one of the few places where you can swim with one of world’s fastest fish: the blue shark.  

And when it is time to eat after a hard day’s cycling or hiking, food options are tempting. From fresh fish to the famous Furnas stew, restaurants line the mosaic cobbled streets of Ponta Delgada.

Flights to the Azores

Delta will start a seasonal route between JFK and the Azores on May 24, 2018. It will operate five times weekly and is the only scheduled service between New York and the Azores’ largest city, Ponta Delgada. The new route will provide a convenient link for U.S. visitors to the islands.