Salvador International Airport – Deputy Luís Eduardo Magalhães, founded in 1925 and reopened on September 2, 2002, is the busiest in the state of Bahia and northeastern Brazil and one of the most important in the country. It operates with domestic and international flights to destinations in South America, Panama, Africa and Europe.
Official website: salvador-airport.com.br
Number of terminals: 1 – Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: About 8 million passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +55 71 3204 1000. There are information desks on the Arrivals level.
The airport is located 28 km (18 miles) from the center of Salvador da Bahia.
List of car rental companies operating within Salvador Bahía Airport (SSA)
Salvador Bahía Airport (SSA) The following rental companies have service desks on the ground floor of the terminal, open 24 hours a day.
Avis (Tel +55 71 3251 1024)
Localiza / Hertz (Tel +55 71 3377 4227)
Movida (Tel +55 71 981 232 245)
United (Tel +55 71 3365 7720)
Services offered by the airport facilities
The airport has banks, currency exchange bureaus (24 hours), ATMs and free Wi-Fi.
Gastronomy – There are several restaurants, patisseries, fast food places, ice cream parlors, cafes, pizzerias and bars on both levels of the terminal, some open 24 hours a day.
Shopping– A wide variety of stores are available, such as duty-free stores in the domestic departure lounge, handicraft stores, regional products, clothing and accessories, books and magazines, jewelry, cigarettes, sweets, perfumes, cosmetics and musical items.
Baggage– The lost and found office is located in the domestic Arrivals Hall, open from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Tel +55 71 3204 1760; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. br).
Other services – Medical clinic, pharmacy and travel agencies.
Possibility to spend the night at Salvador Bahía Airport (SSA), if open 24 hours. Available services, places to rest, or the list of hotels nearby.
Sleeping facilities in the public or boarding area
Salvador Bahia Airport (SSA)
Spending the night at the airport
The airport of Salvador operates with several flights and connections both during the day and at night, so the movement is constant and it is customary to see many passengers waiting for the departure of their respective flights throughout the night.
Where to rest: Terminal seats are scarce and have armrests, leaving passengers the option of sleeping on the floor, but for this it is necessary to have a blanket or sleeping bag. The observation deck, on the third floor, is the quietest place on the grounds. On the other hand, if you book a room in advance in the city, you can arrange your transfer directly with the hotel.
Baggage: No left luggage service available.
Food: On both levels of the terminal there are food outlets that remain open throughout the night.
Wi-Fi: The service is free and unlimited.
Other services available 24 hours: Currency exchange offices and ATMs.
Several hotels can be found in the vicinity of the enclosure, and some of them provide free shuttle services to guests.
Hotel Intercity Salvador Aeroporto (1.4 km / 0.9 miles)
Onix Hotel Aeroporto (1.9 km / 1.2 miles)
Motel Premium (2 km / 1.2 miles)
Pousada Salvador Paradise (2 km / 1.2 miles)
Ibis Salvador Aeroporto Hangar (2.3 km / 1.4 miles)
Listed below are airlines that fly and operate to and from Salvador Bahía Airport (SSA)
Air Europa, Avianca
Cabo Verde Airlines
LATAM, Passaredo Linhas Aéreas
TAP Air Portugal
In front of the main building there is a parking area with 3 levels, open 24 hours, with sectors for short and long stays. On the second floor there is a limited number of economic spaces.
Services for people with reduced mobility
Facilities include access ramps, adapted restrooms, reserved parking spaces, wheelchairs, portable elevators and buses for the transport of people with reduced mobility. In case of need for special attention, the airline must be informed in advance.