Salvador International Airport (SSA)

Salvador 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 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.

GeneraI Information about Salvador Bahia Airport

The following table is an overview of SSA Airport indicated below:

AirportAeroporto Internacional de Salvador
Airport TypePublic/Military
OwnerInfraero (1974–2017)Vinci SA (2017–present)
Built In (Year)1925
ServesSalvador da Bahia
Hubs forAbaeté AviationGol Transportes Aéreos
Salvador Bahia Airport CodeSSA, SBSV
Salvador Airport TerminalsOne Terminal
Salvador Brazil Airport Runway2
Salvador Brazil Airport Coordinates12°54′31″S 038°19′21″W
Salvador Bahia Airport AddressPr. Gago Coutinho, S/N – São Cristóvão, Salvador – BA, 41510-045, Brazil
Contact Number55 71 3204-1000
Elevation20 m / 66 ft

Salvador Bahia Airport Code

The airport code for Salvador Brazil 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.  

Salvador Brazil Airport Map

The Salvador Bahia Airport location map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Salvador International Airport (SSA) Runways

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

10-289,859 ft148 ftAsphaltYes
17-354,987 ft148 ftAsphaltYes

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

How many terminals at Salvador Bahia Airport, Brazil (SSA)?

The Salvador Bahia Airport has one 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 Salvador Brazil Airport

Some of the closest airports to Salvador Bahia Airport are:

  • Valencia 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 Salvador Bahia Airport

The following airlines operate from Salvador Brazil Airport:

  • Abaete Aviacao
  • Aerolineas Argentinas
  • Air Europa
  • Azul Brazilian Airlines
  • Copa Airlines
  • Gol Transportes Aereos
  • JetSmart
  • LATAM Brasil
  • TAP Air Portugal
  • Voepass

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