LGBTQIA+ PERSONALITIES OCCUPY SALVADOR AIRPORT’S SOCIAL NETWORKS 

 LGBTQIA+ PERSONALITIES OCCUPY SALVADOR AIRPORT’S SOCIAL NETWORKS 

Five LGBTQIA+ personalities from Salvador will occupy the social networks of Salvador Bahia Airport between June 26 and 30. Each day, the image of one of them will replace the avatar of the Airport's Instagram page and will have a video in the stories in which they reveal why they feel proud to be who they are. Entitled “Diversity in profile”, the action is part of the celebrations of the 28 June, date on which LGBTQIA+ Pride Day is celebrated.

The guests to participate in the campaign are: Genilson Coutinho, photographer and editor of the Dois Terços website; Jorge Gauthier, head of reporting at CORREIO and author of the channel Me Salte; social educator and activist Paulett Furacão; journalist and digital influencer Naiana e Ribeiro; and João Hugo, photographer, audiovisual producer and coordinator of Casa Aurora - 1st LGBTQIA+ reception center in Salvador.

“Celebrating diversity and equity are very strong values for VINCI Airports. We believe that it is part of our social mission not only to promote it within the internal community, but also to our external public”, reveals the Communication Manager of Salvador Bahia Airport, Daniela Franco. She points out that an important part of this journey is giving a voice to those who are often made invisible.

Since 2018, Salvador Bahia Airport has maintained a Diversity Committee, in which a diverse group of employees come together to think of ways to make the Airport a more inclusive environment. Some members of the Committee starred in the LGBTQIA+ Pride Campaign in 2019 and, in 2020, took turns with other actors in society. Currently, 6% of the Concessionaire's employees declare themselves to be LGBTQIA+.

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. www.vinci-airports.com.