Blaise Diagne International Airport
|Blaise Diagne International Airport|
Aéroport International Blaise Diagne
|Owner||Government of Senegal|
|Elevation AMSL||289.59 ft / 88.27 m|
|Coordinates||14°40′16″N 17°4′1″W / 14.67111°N 17.06694°W|
Location of airport in Senegal
The Blaise Diagne International Airport (French: Aéroport international Blaise Diagne, IATA: DSS, ICAO: GOBD) is an international airport near the town of Diass, Senegal, 27 miles east of downtown Dakar. It serves as a new airport for Dakar, replacing Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport, which became too small. Regular flights are operated from it to destinations across many parts of Africa, as well as to Europe, Macaronesia, the Middle East, and the USA.
The airport was originally expected to be operational at the end of the year 2011, but this date was pushed back by almost a year in September of that year. In September 2012, Senegalese Prime Minister Abdoul Mbaye announced that the airport would open in the first quarter of 2014. In January 2015, word spread that the airport would open in June 2015. In April 4, 2015 Reuters announced a new opening date for early 2016.
The Train Express Regional is a planned rail-link between the airport and Dakar and is expected to be complete in late 2018.
Airlines and destinations
^1 : Some Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul–Atatürk to Dakar stop in Nouakchott, but the flight from Dakar to Istanbul is nonstop. Other times the flight from Istanbul to Dakar is nonstop, but the DSS–IST return journey stops in Banjul. In both cases, Turkish Airlines does not have local traffic rights between Dakar and the other destination alone.
|Lufthansa Cargo||São Paulo–Guarulhos, Campinas-Viracopos|
|Kalitta Air||São Paulo–Guarulhos|
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