The cheapest times to fly from REC to SID are

  • January 15th to April 1st
  • April 23rd to July 8th
  • November 5th to December 2nd (except the week of November 12th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from REC to SID is late May. Prices can be as high as $3803 for Friday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $987 for Monday flights around late May.


When to Fly to Sal

Flying from Recife (REC) to Sal Island (SID) will usually cost between $1026 to $2936 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $1033. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $3200. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2167 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1519 can be considered a good price for a round-trip REC to SID flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the REC to SID route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

REC to SID Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the REC to SID flight is more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Recife. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.5, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SID, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into REC. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $362 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1403. Return trip prices are from the SID to REC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from REC to SID can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 24 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from REC to SID while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Praia International Airport (RAI) in Praia

  • 129 miles (208 km) away from SID
  • Usually 1.02% less expensive than SID
  • 1-layover flights available

See REC to RAI flights


Flight Hacking REC to SID

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from REC to SID — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Madrid (REC > MAD > SID)

  • Price for both tickets: $1148
  • Average savings: $371 (24.42%)

See REC to LIS flights

Hack #2: Lisbon (REC > LIS > SID)

  • Price for both tickets: $1227
  • Average savings: $293 (19.26%)

See REC to MAD flights

Hack #3: Frankfurt (REC > FRA > SID)

  • Price for both tickets: $1380
  • Average savings: $140 (9.18%)

See REC to FRA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from REC to SID? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: TACV, Tap Air Portugal, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Amilcar Cabral International Airport to Guararapes Gilberto Freyre International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1903 miles or 3063 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from REC to SID?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop REC to SID flight is about 4 hour 24 minutes.

How many flights go between Recife and Sal Island?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from REC to SID.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code REC
Origination airport name Guararapes Gilberto Freyre International Airport
City Recife
Country Brazil
Latitude -8.1
Longitude -34.9

Return Airport

Destination code SID
Destination airport name Amilcar Cabral International Airport
City Sal Island
Country Cape Verde
Latitude 16.7
Longitude -22.9


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