Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport

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Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (2 de Julho)
Aeroporto Internacional de Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães (2 de Julho)
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IATA: SSAICAO: SBSV
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
Operator Infraero
Serves Salvador da Bahia
Elevation AMSL 20 m / 64 ft
Coordinates 12°54′31″S 038°19′21″W / 12.90861°S 38.32250°W / -12.90861; -38.32250Coordinates: 12°54′31″S 038°19′21″W / 12.90861°S 38.32250°W / -12.90861; -38.32250
Website Infraero SSA
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SSA is located in Brazil
SSA
SSA
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,005 9,859 Asphalt
17/35 1,520 4,987 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 8,589,663
Aircraft Operations 107,977
Metric tonnes of cargo 29,827
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (IATA: SSAICAO: SBSV), formerly called Dois de Julho International Airport is the airport serving Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. Since 16 June 1998 the airport is named after Luís Eduardo Maron Magalhães (1955–1998), an influential politician of the state of Bahia.[4]

In 2012 the airport was ranked 8th in terms of transported passengers and 7th in terms of aircraft operations in Brazil, placing it amongst the busiest airports in the country.[5] It is operated by Infraero.

Some of its facilities are shared with the Salvador Air Force Base of the Brazilian Air Force.

History[edit]

The airport, originally called Santo Amaro do Ipitanga Airport, was founded in 1925. In 1941 Panair do Brasil participating in the World War II efforts with the support of the American and Brazilian governments completely rebuilt the facility.

On 20 December 1955, the airport had its name changed for the first time: it became known as Dois de Julho International Airport, celebrating Bahia Independence Day. This is still the name by which the population of Salvador da Bahia call the facility. On 16 June 1998 the airport name was again changed to its present form, honoring Luís Eduardo Maron Magalhães (1955–1998) an influential politician of the state of Bahia. This second change remains however controversial and there have been attempts to revert it.[6]

The airport is located in an area of more than 6 million square meters between sand dunes and native vegetation. The lush, bamboo-covered road to the airport has become one of the scenic attractions of Salvador da Bahia.

A brand new passenger terminal was opened in 1998, replacing the original outdated terminal. This new terminal continued to be upgraded and was completed by the end of year 2000. The main terminal, which includes a shopping mall has 69,400 m², 11 jetways and a capacity to handle 6,000,000 passengers/year. Traffic has been growing at an average of 14% per year.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Inside the airport.
Location of airport in Salvador in red.

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Europa Madrid, Santiago de Chile
American Airlines Miami
Andes Líneas Aéreas Seasonal charter: Buenos Aires-Ezeiza
Avianca Brazil Aracaju, Brasília, Ilhéus, Maceió, Petrolina, Recife, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos
Azul Brazilian Airlines Barreiras, Belém, Belo Horizonte-Confins, Brasília, Campina Grande, Campinas, Curitiba, Fernando de Noronha, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Ilhéus, João Pessoa, Lençóis, Maceió, Manaus, Natal, Paulo Afonso, Petrolina, Porto Alegre, Porto Seguro, Recife, Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont, São Luís, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Teresina, Vitória, Vitória da Conquista
Condor Frankfurt
Gol Transportes Aéreos Aracaju, Belém, Belo Horizonte-Confins, Brasília, Campina Grande, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Ilhéus, Juazeiro do Norte, Maceió, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Porto Seguro, Recife, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont, São Luís, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Vitória
Passaredo Linhas Aéreas Brasília, Barreiras, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Valença, Vitória da Conquista
TAM Airlines Aracaju, Belém, Belo Horizonte-Confins, Brasília, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Maceió, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos
TAP Portugal Lisbon

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Total Linhas Aéreas Belo Horizonte-Confins, Fortaleza, São Paulo-Guarulhos

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Accidents with fatalities[edit]

Incidents[edit]

  • 15 May 1973: a VASP Vickers Viscount registration PP-SRD was damaged beyond economic repair when it departed the runway on landing and the undercarriage collapsed.[16]

Access[edit]

The airport is located 28 km (17 mi) north from downtown Salvador da Bahia.

Future developments[edit]

On 31 August 2009 Infraero unveiled an ambitious BRL5.3 billion (USD2.8 billion; EUR2.0 billion) investment plan to renovate and upgrade airports of ten cities focusing on the preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup which will be held in Brazil. At the occasion it was announced that even though Salvador da Bahia is one of the venue cities, the plan excluded its airport because renovations had been recently completed and Infraero considered the airport fit to handle the forthcoming increases in traffic.[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ "Movimento operacional da rede Infraero de janeiro a dezembro de 2013" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 
  4. ^ "Lei n˚9.661, de 16 de junho de 1998" (in Portuguese). Lei Direto. 16 June 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). Infraero. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Projeto de lei 6106/2002" (in Portuguese). Câmara dos Deputados do Brasil. 21 February 2002. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Accident description PP-PBH". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  8. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Mais um Lodestar". O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX através dos seus acidentes 1928–1996 (in Portuguese) (2 ed.). Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. pp. 69–72. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  9. ^ "Accident description PP-AVZ". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  10. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "A sobrevivente". O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX através dos seus acidentes 1928–1996 (in Portuguese) (2 ed.). Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. pp. 91–94. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  11. ^ "Accident description FAB-2048". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Accident description FAB-2060". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "Accident description PT-TBB". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  14. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Nordeste 092". O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX através dos seus acidentes 1928–1996 (in Portuguese) (2 ed.). Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. pp. 371–375. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  15. ^ "Accident description FAB-7102". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  16. ^ "Accident description PP-SRD". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 8 October 2009. 
  17. ^ "Infraero vai gastar R$5 bi em reforma de aeroportos". Valor Econômico. 31 August 2009. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 

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