The cheapest times to fly from ADD to SMA are

  • January 15th to June 24th (except the weeks of January 29th, March 19th, April 16th, and May 7th)
  • November 5th to December 2nd

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ADD to SMA is early to mid June. Prices can be as high as $5043 for Sunday flights during mid to late September, or as low as $3253 for Thursday flights around early to mid June.


When to Fly to Santa Maria Island

Flying from Addis Ababa (ADD) to Santa Maria (SMA) will usually cost between $3255 to $4576 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid June with an average ticket price of $3255. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late September, with an average price of $4165. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $910 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $3284 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ADD to SMA flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ADD to SMA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ADD to SMA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ADD to SMA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Addis Ababa. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.46, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SMA. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Santa Maria Island. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $165 (5%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $3315. Return trip prices are from the SMA to ADD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ADD to SMA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 55 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ADD to SMA

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ADD to SMA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Brussels (ADD > BRU > SMA)

  • Price for both tickets: $938
  • Average savings: $2346 (71.45%)

See ADD to DUB flights

Hack #2: Dublin (ADD > DUB > SMA)

  • Price for both tickets: $964
  • Average savings: $2320 (70.66%)

See ADD to BRU flights

Hack #3: Rome (ADD > FCO > SMA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1001
  • Average savings: $2283 (69.53%)

See ADD to FCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ADD to SMA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Azores Airlines, El Al, Ethiopian, Tap Air Portugal, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Santa Maria Airport to Bole International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4413 miles or 7102 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ADD to SMA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ADD to SMA flight is about 8 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Addis Ababa and Santa Maria?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 37 available flights from ADD to SMA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ADD
Origination airport name Bole International Airport
City Addis Ababa
Country Ethiopia
Latitude 9
Longitude 38.8

Return Airport

Destination code SMA
Destination airport name Santa Maria Airport
City Santa Maria
Country Portugal
Latitude 37
Longitude -25.2


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