Starting next Tuesday (30), boarding and check-in at Salvador Bahia Airport will be carried out in their original place, on the 2nd and 1st floors, respectively. As a result, the ground floor only houses the Arrivals area.

The reopening of the upper floors is a consequence of the gradual resumption of flights, which begins in July. From that month, the Airport will have an average of 20 daily direct flights with 13 domestic destinations. The highlight is on account of the airline Gol, which will operate 13 destinations from Salvador. More information about destinations can be found on the Airport's social networks: @salvadorbahiaairport.

Despite the displacement of operations, the passenger terminal will remain open only partially. Therefore, the traveler will encounter some isolated spaces. Commercial establishments will be gradually opened to accompany the increase in flights, but there will be options for cafes and a pharmacy in operation to meet passengers' needs.

Flying safely
In compliance with the guidelines of experts and regulatory bodies for the prevention of the spread of Covid-19, the Airport installed acrylic barriers at the counters of the airlines, blocked some seats in the premises and applied distance markings in rows, elevators and escalators. In addition, it invested in an awareness campaign at the passenger terminal, with hand hygiene tips, use of masks and equipment.

The Airport recommends that travelers pay attention to safety distances and avoid crowding, especially in the most critical moments such as boarding, disembarking and baggage claim. When disembarking, only one passenger per family should approach the mats to remove suitcases and other objects. In addition, it is important to perform constant hand hygiene with water and soap or hand sanitizer - which is available at the exit of bathrooms and other points of the terminal.

As in other public environments in Bahia, the use of a mask at the passenger and cargo terminals is mandatory. Audible and visual warnings reinforce the need to use the accessory and adopt other preventive actions.

Salvador Bahia Airport recommends that passengers give preference to online check-in, which is available on airline websites and applications free of charge. It is also important for travelers to go to the airport only if they are in good health. Another guideline is that the passenger go to the terminal alone or accompanied only by the people who are actually going to travel.

About Salvador Bahia Airport

Located in Salvador, capital of the State of Bahia and Brazil’s first historic capital, Salvador Bahia airport is part of the VINCI Airports’ network since January 2nd, 2018, through a 30-year Concession Agreement. Among the ten busiest airports in the country, it connects the state of Bahia to about 30 destinations, both domestic and international.

Since the beginning of the concession, the airport has been incorporating global operating standards, seeking to deliver greater efficiency, safety and an enhanced travel experience to its passengers. Intense investments in an expansion and modernization program have led to the extension of the built area to 22,000m², the addition of six new boarding bridges, the opening of the commercial aviation runway and the installation of a fire detection and firefighting system. In addition, the airport has committed to support the state's economic development through traffic development and tourism stimulation initiatives.

Recognized as a green airport by the Airports Council International, Salvador Bahia airport stands out for its sustainability achievements among which the disposal of zero effluents, energy efficiency measures and the implementation of an effective solid waste recycling program, in line with VINCI Airports’ commitment to carbon footprint reduction. The airport also seeks to value and promote the social and cultural specificities of Bahia, one of its greatest assets.

About VINCI Airports

VINCI Airports, as the leading private airport operator in the world, manages the development and operation of 45 airports located in Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, France, Japan, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. Served by more than 250 airlines, VINCI Airports' network handled 255 million passengers in 2019. Through its expertise as a comprehensive integrator, VINCI Airports develops, finances, builds and operates airports, leveraging its investment capability and know-how to optimise the management and performance of airports and carry out extensions and upgrades. In 2019, its annual revenue for managed activities amounted to €4.9 billion, for a consolidated revenue of €2.6 billion.