Salvador Airport will inaugurate new routes to Goiânia, Miami and Panama City

Expansion of passenger traffic is a priority

Salvador Airport will inaugurate new routes to Goiânia, Miami and Panama City

Expansion of passenger traffic is a priority

Salvador Bahia Airport (SSA) will launch new domestic and international routes which will benefit local tourism and provide more options to Bahia’s population. New direct flights to Goiânia, Panama City and Miami have already been confirmed.
Operated by Azul, the Salvador-Goiânia route will depart 4 times a week, as of April 2nd. The weekly flight connecting Salvador to Miami will be operated by LATAM as of April 30th and a Salvador-Panama City connection will be offered by Copa Airlines, twice a week, as of July 25th.


The Concessionaire, which has been operating Salvador Bahia Airport since January 2nd, 2018, expects continued traffic expansion in the coming months. The creation of new routes in partnership with various airlines is a strategic priority. "Our experience at other airports we operate around the world shows that there is great potential to bring additional flights to Salvador and we are committed to that goal," says Julio Ribas, CEO of Salvador Bahia Airport Concessionaire.
According to Marc Gordien, commercial director of VINCI Airports for Salvador Airport, North America is one of the markets with the greatest demand. "Currently, 98% of passengers leaving Salvador on the way to the US connect in São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro, which adds another 6 hours to the trip, compared to direct services. There is potential for traffic of more than 150,000 passengers per year. LATAM and Copa flights represent an important connection between Bahia and the North-American market", says Gordien. 


Air traffic development

The VINCI Airports group, of which Salvador Bahia Airport Concessionaire is part, has presented strong air traffic figures in its airports around the world. In the fourth half of 2017, the company recorded a 12.4% increase in passenger traffic in comparison to 2016, based on a comparable network. The Concessionaire's plans for Salvador Bahia Airport are in line with the group's overall strategy, taking into account the great development potential of the Bahian airport and its importance for regional and national tourism.


About VINCI Airports

VINCI Airports, a top 5 global player in the international airport sector, manages the development and operations of 35 airports located in France, Portugal (including the hub of Lisbon), Cambodia, Japan, Dominican Republic, Chile and Brazil. Served by more than 200 airlines, VINCI Airports’ network handled 156.6 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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