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Amílcar Cabral International Airport also known as Sal International Airport or Amílcar Cabral Airport, is the principal international airport of Cape Verde. The airport is named after the revolutionary leader Amílcar Cabral.

It is located 2 km (1.3 miles) west-southwest from Espargos on Sal Island. Until September 2005, it was the only airport in Cape Verde to serve international flights. (Cape Verde's other international airports are near Praia on Santiago Island, on São Vicente near the capital of Mindelo and on Boavista.)

The airport's main runway (01/19) is 3,272m (10,734 ft) and is the longest in Cape Verde. It is used for long-haul flights. It is also one of the designated emergency landing strips for the U.S. Space Shuttle. The second runway (07/25) is 1,500m (4,921 ft) and is used by small planes. Sal was the main hub for the national airline, TACV Cabo Verde Airlines, now Sal is the base of privates Cabo Verde Express, and Halcyonair.

In 2004, the airport served 1,007,561 passengers (+21.4% vs. 2003).


Facts about flying to Sal

  • It takes approximately 6 hours to fly to Sal from the UK.
  • The IATA airport code for Sal Airport is SID. This will appear on your ticket.
  • The average temperature of Sal in October is 27°C.
  • Airlines that fly to Sal include bmi, Flybe, Thomson, British Airways - and you can book them all at discounted prices with us.
  • You can also find Hotels in Sal and Holidays to Sal with us.
  • For the cheapest flights to Sal, try departing on a Monday.

Sal Weather Temperature

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