Shops at Salvador Airport resume operations in August

Shops at Salvador Airport resume operations in August

With some already reopened and others scheduled by the end of the month, resumption follows the safety protocols established by health authorities.

With the offer of new flights to destinations such as Vitória da Conquista, Recife, Campinas and Belo Horizonte, available since July, the Salvador Bahia Airport, part of the VINCI Airports chain, now starts in August to resume gradually the operation of several existing stores, following all the health protocols.

The reopening was planned by the Airport's commercial team and shopkeepers with the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) and City Hall health authorities, in order to comply with all safety protocols and preventive measures against the coronavirus. This includes the use of masks, availability of gel alcohol and maintenance of the distance rules.

Among the commercial operations that will return to operation at Salvador Bahia Airport this month are the Hangar das Artes handicraft store, the beach fashion store Planeta Bahia, the Malex luggage service, Livraria Aeroporto, the store of the Tamar Project and the Dufry Shop.

In addition to these establishments, Chilli Beans eyeglasses store, VX Case, for cell phone accessories, Biosfera, which sells ecological and sustainable products, and Coisas de Vó, gifts and souvenirs from Bahia.

List of stores open in August:

Hangar das Artes – boarding area, open

Planeta Bahia – public area, open

TAMAR – public area, due to open until the end of August

VXCase – boarding area, open

Dufry Shop – boarding area, due to open next week

MALEX – public area, due to open until the end of August

Livraria Aeroporto – boarding area, open 

Biosfera – boarding area, open

Coisas de Vó – public area, open

Chilli Beans – boarding area, open

* Store opening hours vary according to flights.

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.