Salvador Bahia takes Arch of Triumph honours
The newest Brazilian airline, ITA Transportes Aéreos, was welcomed with a party on 1 July 2021, in the capital of Bahia. At Salvador Bahia Airport, a member of the VINCI Airports network, the airline’s A320 was welcomed with a traditional water salute, winning anna.aero’s Arch of Triumph prize.
The landing of the aircraft in Salvador marked the beginning of ITA Transportes Aéreos’ daily operations between Guarulhos and the capital of Bahia.
“It is an important milestone towards the recovery of the air network, which shows that our efforts have driven results,” said Julio Ribas, CEO Salvador Bahia Airport. “The presence in the select list of ITA’s first destinations reflects the strategic role of Salvador Bahia Airport, a key connection point with other regions of the country.”
The expectation is that, by June 2022, the airline will expand its coverage, and Bahia should be among the targets for the expansion of operations, with new routes and destinations served.
“Salvador is of vital importance for the operations of Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos,” said Sidnei Piva, President of the Itapemirim Group. “It is exactly for this reason that we chose the capital of Bahia to be one of the first to receive our operations. We want to connect Salvador to the main regions of Brazil.”
Services will be also operated by Itapemirim between Salvador Bahia Airport and Brasília (daily) and Porto Seguro (six times a week) starting in August.