Salvador Bahia Airport in Brazil has announced its plans to start operations of four new routes in the country.

VINCI Airports, the operator of the airport, stated that this is  milestone as it is the first time in years that Salvador will have regular direct flights to other states in Brazil.

Operated by GOL Linhas Aéreas, the first route will link Salvador and Palmas, while the second route will connect Salvador and Porto Alegre.

The flights will also be available throughout the year.

The airport will also have connectivity to all capitals of the Northeast region.

Similarly, flights will also be available throughout the year to Morro de S. Paulo that will be operated by Abaeté Aviação.

Salvador Bahia Airport commercial director Marc Gordien said: “After a very difficult year for world aviation, Salvador Bahia Airport shows its resilience and capacity for recovery. During the process of gradually resuming air travel, we assumed a strategic role as a connectivity centre, taking Bahia to a place of regional prominence in aviation.”

In November, VINCI Airports opened a new freight terminal at Las Américas Airport in the Dominican Republic.

The new terminal, built by VINCI Construction Grands Projects, is expected to support Dominican exports and help in creating a commercial hub.

The terminal is designed to be an environmentally friendly facility that will recycle and reuse all its waste and optimise energy and water consumption.