Direct flights between Salvador and the capital of Chile will be resumed in October

Direct flights between Salvador and the capital of Chile will be resumed in October

JetSmart will take off on Wednesdays and Sundays in the capital of Bahia

From October, Bahians will be able to fly to Santiago without making a connection. JetSmart, the first low cost airline to fly to Salvador Bahia Airport, foresees for that date flights between the capitals of Bahia and Chile, departing on Wednesdays and Sundays. Tickets are now on sale on the airline's website (

To ensure the safety of its passengers, JetSmart is disinfecting its aircraft daily, in addition to adopting boarding without contact with documentation and measuring the temperature of all passengers before they board the plane. The use of masks is also mandatory on aircraft.

In the last summer season, JetSmart transported around eleven thousand passengers, including Brazilians and Chileans. "Chile is an important market for Salvador motivated by the beaches of the coast of Bahia, in addition to gastronomy, and the culture of the State. Increased connectivity to South America expands Bahians' options for doing business, visiting friends and relatives, and other travel motivations in this pandemic period", points out Marc Gordien, commercial director of Salvador Bahia Airport.

Safe Journey

At Salvador Bahia Airport, passengers will find safety distance marking at queue points, alcohol gel dispensers at the passenger terminal for hand hygiene, acrylic barriers at check-in counters and audible and visual alerts regarding safety measures for prevention of the new Coronavirus.

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, 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.