The São Luís International Airport – Marechal Cunha Machado, opened in 1942, is the most important in the state of Maranhão. It mainly operates with domestic flights.
Official website: infraero.gov.br
Number of terminals: 1 – Open 24 hours a day.
Airlines: Azul Linhas Aéreas (Tel +55 98 3217 6121/6224), Gol Linhas Aéreas (Tel +55 98 3217 6217/6216/6258) and LATAM (Tel +55 98 3217 6174/6194/6245/6137).
Annual passenger traffic: More than 1.6 million passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +55 98 3217 6100. There is an information desk in the main lobby (Tel +55 98 3217 6133/6134) available 24 hours a day.
The airport is located 13 km (8 miles) from the center of São Luís
Car rental companies
There are car rental counters open 24 hours a day in the outdoor area.
Localiza (Tel +55 98 2109 3911)
Movida (Tel +55 98 2016 7094)
United (Tel +55 98 3244 1597)
Services offered by the airport facilities
The airport has ATMs, post office and Wi-Fi access.
Gastronomy – The terminal has a fast-food outlet, restaurants, cafes, bars and ice cream parlor; most operated 24 hours.
Shopping– There are stores selling clothing, handicrafts, accessories, books and magazines, gifts, sweets and electronics.
Baggage– The luggage protection service operates from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and from 11:00 pm to 6:00 am (Tel +55 98 3217 6257). The lost and found office is located in the security coordination area, open 24 hours a day (Tel +55 98 3217 6134/991 343 296).
Other services – Medical clinic, travel agency, baby changing station, pharmacy and massage chairs.
Possibility to spend the night at São Luís Airport (SLZ), if open 24 hours. Available services, places to rest, or the list of hotels nearby.
Sleeping facilities in the public or boarding area
São Luís Airport (SLZ)
Spending the night at the airport
São Luís airport is small and operates 24 hours, allowing passengers to spend the night inside it, in case their flight is late or has a flight early in the morning.
Where to rest: The passenger will probably have to rest on the floor, as there are not many comfortable places. Passengers are recommended to have a sleeping bag. If the passenger decides to go to a hotel, there are several in the vicinity with which the passenger can arrange a transfer.
Baggage: At this airport there is no left luggage service at the moment.
Food: Many of the options available inside the terminal are open at night.
Wi-Fi: The enclosure has access available for its passengers.
Other services available 24 hours: ATMs and baby changing facilities.
The enclosure does not have hotels. The closest accommodations are in the city center.
Hotel Santos Dumont SLZ (1.2 km / 0.7 miles)
Boulevard Park Hotel (1.5 km / 0.9 miles)
More Hotel Express (1.6 km / 1 mile)
Hotel Ryad Express (1.9 km / 1.2 miles)
Hotel Itatiaia (2.1 km / 1.3 miles)
The enclosure has a 24-hour parking area, close to the terminal building, in addition to a free sector.
Services for people with reduced mobility
Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs should inform their airline about their needs at the time of booking. There are portable elevators for boarding the plane and buses prepared to transport people with reduced mobility. More information: Tel +55 98 3217 6134/3217 6192/991 343 296.