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Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhães International Airport Code SSA

Airport Codes

IATA CODE SSA
ICAO CODE SBSV
FAA CODE --
WORLD AREA CODE 316
COUNTRY CODE BRA
ZIP CODE BA, 41520-970
IATA METROPOLITAN CODE SSA

Airport coordinates

LAT / LON -12°-54'-31"S / -38°-19'-20"W

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Weather Observations

Station ID: SBSV
Observation Time: 11/03/2021 10:08 am

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About Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhães International Airport Code

Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhães International Airport code is SSA. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of Salvador city that the airport primarily serves. Its elevation above sea level is 20 meters.  

About Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA)

Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA) is named after politician Luis Eduardo Maron Magalhães. It was originally called Dois de Julho International Airport until June 1998. The construction giant Vinci SA handles  the operations of the airport completely, which has some of its facilities dedicated to the service of the Brazillian Air Force.  

Founded in 1925, Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA) is nestled in the heart of an area spread across sand dunes and native vegetation. The airport flaunts a plush shopping mall with 11 jetways and a capacity to handle passenger traffic of more than 7 million. Its passenger traffic has been growing rapidly at an average of 14% every year.

Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA) Runways

Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA) is serviced by two primary asphalt runways: 10/28 and 17/35. 

These two runaways handle more than 81,000 aircraft operations annually. 

Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA) Terminal

The current terminal at Salvador Airport commenced operations way back in 2000. This plush facility has luxury lounges, multi-cuisine restaurants, and ATMs among other amenities. A shopping mall  spread across an area of 69,400 meters square is one of the main attractions.

Nearest Airports to Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA)

Valenca Airport : 51.6 miles 

Feira De Santana Airport : 61.99 miles 

Itubera Airport : 79.63 miles 

Ipiau Airport : 126.3 miles

Jequie Airport : 134.4 miles

Major Passenger Airlines Operating from Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA)

Abaete Aviacao

Aerolineas Argentinas

Air Europa

Azul Brazilian Airlines

Copa Airlines

Gol Transportes Aereos

JetSmart

LATAM Brasil

TAP Air Portugal

Voepass

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
10-28 9,859 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes
17-35 4,987 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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