SID Airport


Amílcar Cabral International Airport, also known as Sal International Airport, is Cape Verde's main international airport and landing point for carriers operating between Europe, South America, Africa and North America. The airport is located on the island of Sal about 5 minutes from Espargos and about 20 minutes from Santa Maria.

The airport was designed in the late 1930s by engineer Raul Pires Ferreira Chaves, director of public works in Cape Verde at the time. It currently has a maximum capacity of approximately 2,600 passengers/hour.

Amílcar Cabral International Airport is the largest airport infrastructure in Cabo Verde and has a 3,000 meter long runway and a single terminal in a two-storey building with check-in areas, waiting rooms, shops and two duty-free shops as well as bars and restaurants.

In addition to international flights, the airport is used for domestic flights between the islands of Cabo Verde. Sal Airport is a hub for Cabo Verde Airlines the national airline of the Republic of Cape Verde.

Cabo Verde Airports is responsible for the management of 4 international airports in Praia, Sal, São Vicente and Boa Vista and 3 domestic airports in São Nicolau, Maio and Fogo. Cabo Verde Airports is part of the VINCI Airports group, being owned by Vinci Airports (70%) and its Portuguese subsidiary, ANA aeroportos de Portugal (30%) through a 40-year concession agreement.



Management company: Cabo Verde Airports / VINCI Airports

Address: Espargos - Sal Island - Cape Verde






Country code: CV 


Text by Alisè Vitri, Avion Tourism Magazine
Photos for editorial use only: Copyright © / Elena Skalovskaia / Depositphotos

Flights departing and arriving from Sal
Flights to and from Sal

Aeroporto internazionale Amílcar Cabral Copyright © / Elena Skalovskaia / DepositphotosAeroporto internazionale Amílcar Cabral Copyright © / Elena Skalovskaia / Depositphotos
Transportation to/from Sal airport

Taxi service is available to/from the airport for each destination on the island of Sal.


Car hire 

You can rent a car at the airport. To know the rental companies available at the airport it is advisable to contact the airport.

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