Amílcar Cabral International Airport (IATA code: ASA) is also known as Sal International Airport. It is the main international airport of Cabo Verde, on Sal Island, in Cape Verde.
Did you know? ASA was used by NASA as a facility to handle the Space Shuttle after reentering from orbit.
ASA currently serves as a base for carrier Cabo Verde Express, the national flag carrier of Cape Verde.
The airport is located two km west-southwest from Espargos, on Sal Island.
Shopping: There are two duty-free shops, as well as retail kiosks. Pick up a Cape Verde souvenir!
Eating: There are two restaurants available, where you can purchase snacks and light meals. In the international departure terminal there is also a bar.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available throughout the terminal building.
Other: Smoking areas are located after security scanning and passport control.
No lounges are currently available
The airport has a main runway, measuring 3,272 m (10,734 ft) long, making it the longest in Cape Verde. It is used for international long-haul flights. There is also a second second runway, measuring 1,500 m (4,921 ft) long, which is used by smaller small planes. The second runways is currently closed to traffic, as of 2019.
Amílcar Cabral airport has one terminal building. It is two-story, with check-in counters, waiting areas, and arrival areas on the first ground floor. The second floor houses airport operations and airline offices. There are four gates.
|Binter Canarias||Gran Canaria|
|Binter CV||Boa Vista, Praia, São Nicolau, São Vicente|
|Blue Panorama Airlines||Seasonal: Bergamo|
|Brussels Airlines||Seasonal: Brussels|
|Cabo Verde Airlines||Dakar–Diass, Fortaleza, Lagos (begins 9 December 2019), Lisbon, Luanda (begins 9 December 2019), Milan–Malpensa, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Porto Alegre (begins 11 December 2019), Recife, Rome–Fiumicino, Salvador da Bahia, São Filipe, Washington–Dulles (begins 8 December 2019)|
|Enter Air||Seasonal charter: Katowice, Warsaw–Chopin|
|Neos||Bologna, Milan–Malpensa, Rome–Fiumicino, Verona|
|Novair||Seasonal charter: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Stockholm-Arlanda|
|Royal Air Maroc||Casablanca|
|Smartlynx Airlines||Seasonal charter: Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|Smartwings||Seasonal charter: Prague, Vienna|
|Smartwings Poland||Seasonal charter: Katowice, Warsaw-Chopin|
|Smartwings Slovakia||Seasonal charter: Bratislava|
|TAAG Angola Airlines||Luanda, São Tomé|
|TAP Air Portugal||Lisbon
|Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia||Seasonal charter: Stockholm–Arlanda, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen|
|TUI Airways||Birmingham, Bristol, London–Gatwick, Manchester
Seasonal charter: Gothenburg, Helsinki, Stockholm-Arlanda
|TUI fly Belgium||Brussels
Seasonal charter: Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
|TUI fly Deutschland||Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Hamburg
|TUI fly Netherlands||Amsterdam
|TUI fly Nordic||Seasonal charter: Copenhagen|
The airport is located on the west side of the road (EN1-SL01), which links Espargos and Santa Maria, which is the island's top tourist area. Please note theat there is no scheduled public transport from the airport. Travlers will likely have to catch a taxicab, or shared car known as 'aluguer', to reach their destination. Retal cars are also available from the airport, a convenient option if you plan on exploring the island.