Espargos airport (SID)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


 Passenger Guide

Amilcar Cabral International Airport, also known as Sal International Airport and opened on December 15, 1939, is the main air terminal in Cape Verde. It operates with domestic and international flights to several destinations in Europe and Africa.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 1.1 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +238 241 1394. E-mail: [email protected]. There is an information desk open around the clock inside the terminal (Tel +238 241 1229 / 992 5310).


The airport is located 2 km (1.3 miles) to the south of the city of Espargos, in the island of Sal.

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What services does Espargos airport (SID) facilities include

The airport has banks, currency exchange bureaus (24 hours a day) and free Wi-Fi access. The Safeport Business Aviation Lounge opens from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm and is located in a separate building outside the terminal; it provides a smoking area, TV, refreshments, showers, telephones, Wi-Fi, computers, air conditioning, drinks, conference facilities, fax (accessible with Priority Pass, DragonPass or Diners Club membership).

Food and Drinks- Two restaurants and a bar are available in the International Departures Hall.
Shopping- There are stores selling duty-free goods, souvenirs and handicrafts.
Baggage- The lost and found office operates 24 hours a day (Tel +238 241 1310; e-mail: [email protected]).
Other Services- Medical clinic.


Public and private transportation

Bus - Shared minibuses, locally known as alugueres, depart to most hotels and tourist destinations in the area. Journey time to Espargos is about 5 minutes, 10 min. to Palmeira and 20 min. to Santa Maria.

Taxi - Ranks are located in front of the terminal. Travel time to the city centre is approximately 5 minutes.


Car rental agencies

.There are no car rental agencies within the airport. Booking in advance is recommended.


Parking services at Espargos airport (SID)

There is a small parking lot for short- and long-term stays in front of the terminal building.

Facilities for passengers with special needs

Passengers with reduced mobility should inform their airline about their needs at the time of their booking.

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Latest updates: October 12, 2019