Salvador airport changes check-in desks layout

Salvador airport changes check-in desks layout

Salvador Airport passenger terminal has gained a new look after the first phase of readjustments in check-in area be concluded last Wednesday (5). The linear layout will replace the island type, enlarging the available space for passenger flow.

The works are divided in phases, in order to reduce impacts on operations. The first one is about the replacement of the island 1 by 18 linear counters, of which 8 are occupied by Azul Airlines and 10 more to be delivered September 15th to attend Gol operations. Two more islands will be substituted still in 2018, before high season. All the carriers should be moved to 52 linears counters until May 2019.

“The changes in check-ins as well as the other improvements expected at the first phase of renovation and expansion works will turn our airport more functional and comfortable. Thus, we are seeking to enrich passenger and others users experience”, highlighted the CEO of Salvador Airport, Julio Ribas.

About the works

The changes are part of the construction works schedule fixed at the Airport concession contract, through which VINCI Airports took over the management of the operations in the facility. The works are divided in two phases (1B and 1C) in the next four years. The first one has begun in April 2018 and is predicted to be concluded in October 2019. The second phase will be finished in October 2021.

The first phase involves expansion and renovation works in the passenger terminal, changes in departure and landing, modernization of toilets and changing rooms, improvements in signaling, installation of new air conditioning and venting systems, as well as other improvements.


About VINCI Airports

VINCI Airports, a top 5 global player in the international airport sector, manages the development and operations of 44 airports located in France, Portugal (including the hub of Lisbon), United-Kingdom, Sweden, Cambodia, Japan, United States of America, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Chile and Brazil. Served by more than 250 airlines, VINCI Airports’ network handled over 180 million passengers in 2017.

Through its expertise as a comprehensive integrator and the professionalism of its 12,000 employees, VINCI Airports develops, finances, builds and operates airports, leveraging its investment capability, international network and know-how to optimize the management and performance of existing airport infrastructure, facility extensions and new construction.

In 2017, its annual revenue for managed activities amounted to €3.2 bn, for a consolidated revenue of €1.4 bn.

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