Development 29.07.2019

Salvador Bahia airport revamping: D-100 to phase 1 completion

Less than 100 days to the target date set by the Concession Agreement, 85% of works have already been completed. Revamping program continues at a fast pace with the first phase to be delivered on October 31st.

Launched in April 2018, the expansion and modernization works of Salvador Bahia airport have been moving forward successfully, with a large number of improvements already achieved.

The works, conducted in synergy with Actemium (subsidiary of VINCI Énergies), are divided into two phases. The first phase of Salvador Bahia airport's modernization and expansion works, will be delivered on October 31st ; it includes 90% of the scope, and notably the expansion of the passenger terminal, the construction of a new pier, the installation of a new baggage handling and new client services, including free and high-speed wifi network. Phase 1 also includes an ambitious environmental plan that goes beyond contractual requirements: construction of a solar plant, implementation of a new Solid Waste Plant and reuse water system or LED relamping in all newly renovated areas.
The remaining 10% of the revamping program will be completed during the 2nd phase, which will run through October 31st, 2021.
The works being carried out illustrate VINCI Airports’ commitment to positively impact Salvador’s and overall Bahia’s economic, touristic and social development. These will also optimize operations, bring more comfort and improve passengers’ experience.

Find out more about the progress below:

Currently running

  • Expansion of the passenger terminal by 22 thousand m²;

  • Modernization of bathrooms and changing rooms;

  • Renovation of 9 sets of toilets and drinking fountains and the construction of 15 new air-conditioned sets (4 of which have already been delivered);

  • Installation of new baggage handling and security control systems;

  • Expansion of the aircraft apron area

  • Requalification of the main track (10/28);

  • Improvements in the cooling/ventilation system;

  • New fire detection and fire fighting system (not foreseen in the Concession Agreement);

  • Implementation of a new Solid Waste Plant and reuse water system (not foreseen in the in the Concession Agreement);

  • Construction of a new pier, with 6 new boarding bridges;

  • Construction of a solar plant to supply the airport with a capacity equivalent to up to 58 thousand households (not foreseen in the Concession Agreement);

  • Renovation of all power substations with modern and automatic panels and the acquisition of new generator sets, bringing more reliability to the system (not foreseen in the Concession Agreement)


  • Reform and improvement of the auxiliary track (17/35) and of taxiways;

  • New airline offices and sales desks and 60% of check-in counters in new layout;

  • Modular and 99.5% efficient Effluent Treatment Plant (not foreseen in the Concession Agreement);

  • Substitution of conventional LED lighting in all newly renovated areas (not foreseen in the Concession Agreement);

  • 6 new lifts and 6 new escalators (towards the end, there will be respectively 11 and 9);

  • Installation of a free and high-speed wifi network;

  • Installation of 2km of piping for cooling/ventilation systems, with the construction of a new cold water plant

Scheduled for Phase 1C

  • Expansion and retrofitting of the Food Court (not foreseen in the Concession Agreement);

  • Installation of 2 new boarding bridges;

  • Installation of 10 more check-in positions;

  • Installation of 3 more x-ray equipment in domestic boarding and another 3 in international boarding;

  • Installation of an additional baggage carousel in domestic arrivals and the replacement of another in international arrivals