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Salvador Magalhaes (SSA) Airport

Salvador Magalhaes SSA Airport Overview

Salvador Magalhaes International Airport SSA serves Brazil's northeastern State of Bahia and its captital city Salvador. It is Brazil's seventh-busiest airport in terms of passenger count - which has been growing at an average of 14 percent per year.  As with most Brazilian airports, Infraero is the operator of SSA.
Distances: Major hotels are about 30 km, and the Convention Center is 18.6 km from the Airport.

SSA Airport is located 22 km northeast from the city of Salvador and is situated close to the Atlantic shoreline. It is accessible via motorway  BA-099 (Av. Dorval Caymmi / Estr. do Coco) , Av. Luiz Viana Filho or Av. Dorival Caymmi.  The Airport's access road is surrounded by some six million square meters of sand dunes and native vegetation -  one of Salvador da Bahia's scenic attractions.

With two runways and approaching 9 million passengers a year,  Salvador International Airport is served by domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.

Salvador International Airport has a modern passenger terminal with a large shopping mall and jetways. Its facilities include: Information counter Infraero, State travel agency Bahiatursa, other travel agencies, internet access, hotel desks, banking facilities ( ATM machines and currency exchange), rental car desks, desks for taxi cooperatives, post office, baggage wrapping, cloakroom / left luggage, pharmacy, beauty salon,  and CIP lounge.  The terminal offers a large selection of food & drink and retail concerssions.
Note that no departure taxes are levied.   The terminal is currently undergoing some improvement work until April 2014.

Current Airlines serving Magalhaes Airport:
American, Azul, Avianca, TAM, Trip, Gol.

Parking (tel. (71( 3555 9777is available 24/7 in the parking garage near the terminal, with over 1,350 spaces.

Present and future Airport Developments:  Wile the apron expansion was completed in September 2013, a new control tower is to open February 2014, and  ongoing renovation of the passenger terminal is to be completed in April 2014. 

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