Salvador Bahia Airport receives new destinations by Azul this high season

Salvador Bahia Airport receives new destinations by Azul this high season

The airline will start flying from the capital of Bahia to Montes Claros, Porto Velho, São José do Rio Preto, and five other destinations as of December; tickets are already on sale

Azul Linhas Aéreas will enhance the offer of flights from Salvador Bahia Airport, adding three new destinations this high season: Montes Claros, in Minas Gerais; Porto Velho, the capital of Rondônia, and São José do Rio Preto, municipality of São Paulo. There will also be departures from the capital of Bahia to Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul; Cuiabá, the capital of Mato Grosso; Uberlândia, in Minas; Goiânia, the capital of the state of Goiás, and after three years, Azul will take off again from Salvador to Foz do Iguaçu, in Paraná. Operations will start from December 17th this year.

"Salvador is one of the main destinations in the country, contributing to the resumption of tourism and the national air network. Proof of this is that, in July, we peaked 76% in travel recovery compared to the same period in 2019, above the national average, which was 70%", highlights Marcus Campos, Air Marketing and Promotion manager of Salvador Bahia Airport, a VINCI Airports’ company.

Take-offs to Montes Claros will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, leaving Salvador at 1:15 pm, and from the city of Minas Gerais at 10:25 am. Trips to Porto Velho will take place on Saturdays, departing from Salvador at 10:20 pm and from the municipality of Rondonia at 10:20 pm. To São José do Rio Preto, departures will also be on Saturdays, leaving the capital of Bahia at 2:40 am and the city of São Paulo at 12:25 am.

As for Foz do Iguaçu, flights will depart from Salvador on Tuesdays and Fridays at 1 am. On the same day, they depart from the city in Paraná, bound for Salvador at 01:45. To Porto Alegre, trips will be on Sundays, leaving Salvador at 2:50 am and from POA at 7:00 am. To Cuiabá, the trips will take place Mondays through Saturdays, leaving the capital of Bahia at 9:45 pm and departing the city in Mato Grosso at 5:00 pm. There will be flights leaving Salvador to Uberlândia on Saturdays, at 7:20 pm, and in the opposite direction on Sunday, at 7:45 am. Departures to Goiânia will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, leaving the capital of Bahia at 2:45 am and departing the capital of Goiás on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Mondays at 23:55.

Azul's weekly schedule from December:

 – Montes Claros: 3 weekly flights (Tue/Thu/Sat)
 – Foz do Iguaçu: 2 weekly flights (Tue/Fri)
 – Porto Alegre: 1 weekly flight (Sun) 
 – Cuiabá: 6 weekly flights (Mon to Sat) 
 – Porto Velho: 1 weekly flight (Sat) 
 – São José do Rio Preto: 1 weekly flight (Sat) 
 – Uberlândia: 1 weekly flight  (Sat)
 – Goiânia: 4 weekly flights (Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sun)

About Salvador Bahia Airport

Located in Salvador, capital of Bahia and the first Brazilian capital, Salvador Bahia Airport has been part of the VINCI Airports network since January 2, 2018 through a 30-year Concession Contract. Since then, the airport has incorporated global operating standards, seeking to deliver more efficiency, safety and a better travel experience for its passengers. With this objective, works were carried out to modernize and expand the passenger terminal, an investment of R $ 700 million that increased its capacity by 50%, from 10 million to 15 million passengers per year.

Named as the "Most Sustainable Aerodrome in Brazil", Salvador Bahia Airport stands out for its pioneering spirit in environmental preservation actions. Guided by Air Pact, VINCI Airports' global strategy, the airport was the first in Brazil to reuse 100% of the water consumed, not to dispense solid waste for landfills and to have a solar plant – with 4.2 MW of power. The airport's actions to reduce carbon emissions led it to receive the Carbon Accreditation Certification (ACA Certification) by the International Airport Council (ACI). More information can be found on the website or on the social networks @salvadorbahiaairport.

About VINCI Airports

VINCI Airports, the leading private airport operator in the world, manages 45 airports in12 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. We harness our expertise a comprehensive integrator to develop, finance, build and operate airports, while leveraging our investment capability and expertise in optimising operational performance, modernising infrastructure and driving environmental transition. VINCI Airports became the first airport operator to start rolling out an international environmental strategy, in 2016, with a view to achieving net zero emissions throughout its network by 2050. More information: website, Twitter and Linkedin.