Salvador Bahia Airport welcomes two more flights

Salvador Bahia Airport welcomes two more flights

The new routes are to Maceió (AL) and Teixeira de Freitas, in Bahia's hinterland


Since September 2nd, Salvador Bahia Airport, a member of the VINCI Airports network, has two more regular routes: one to Teixeira de Freitas, in the state's hinterland, and one to Maceió, in Alagoas. Operated by Azul Linhas Aéreas, the new flights are the result of a joint effort between the Airport and the State Government, via the Secretariat of Tourism (Setur), to increase the local air network.


The Salvador-Maceió route resumes regular flights to this destination, which had not been taking place since June this year, due to the closure of Avianca Brasil's activities. “The Salvador-Teixeira de Freitas route fills a gap that has existed since 2004 and will stimulate regional connectivity, linking the southern tip of Bahia to the capital,” says Salvador Bahia Airport commercial director Marc Gordien.


The new routes aim to boost and encourage tourist activity. For Maceió, it is estimated a volume of 58,900 passengers per year and, for Teixeira de Freitas, 11,600 people are expected. Those interested in these destinations may already schedule their trips. The flight to Maceió, aboard the 118-seat Embraer 195 aircraft, will take place Mondays through Saturdays, departing from the Bahian capital at 2:10 pm and arriving at its destination at 3:10 pm. Departing from Maceió, the flights leave at 3:45 pm and land in Salvador at 4:45 pm.


The flight to Teixeira de Freitas aboard the 70-seat ATR 72-600 aircraft will take place twice a week, Mondays and Fridays, departing Salvador at 12:45 pm and arriving at the destination at 2:20 pm. The other way around, the flights leave Teixeira de Freitas at 10:35 am and arrive in the Bahian capital at 12:10 pm.


About Salvador Bahia Airport


Located in the capital of Bahia and the first Brazilian capital, Salvador Bahia Airport is among the ten busiest airports in the country. During the year 2018, more than 8 million passengers traveled through the terminal to about 30 destinations with direct connections between domestic and international flights.


Salvador Bahia Airport was integrated into the VINCI Airports network on January 2nd, 2018, through a Concession Agreement, lasting until 2047. In order to offer a better experience to its passengers and better service to airlines, VINCI Airports has started an ambitious investment plan to modernize and expand the airport. The first phase of the works, which includes the construction of a new area of 20,000 m² and the refurbishment of the existing terminal will be completed in October 2019.


About VINCI Airports


VINCI Airports, as the largest private airport operator in the world, manages the development and operations of 46 airports located in France, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Serbia, Cambodia, Japan, the United States, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Chile and Brazil. Served by around 250 airlines, the VINCI Airports network carried 240 million passengers in 2018.
Through its expertise as a comprehensive integrator, VINCI Airports develops, finances, builds and operates airports, leveraging its investment capacity, international network, and know-how to optimize the management and performance of existing airport infrastructures, extensions and projects of new buildings. In 2018, its annual revenue for managed activities was of 3.6 billion euros and 1.6 billion euros for consolidated revenue. More information is available at www.vinci-airports.com. www.salvador-airport.com.br.