Blaise Diagne International Airport
Aéroport International Blaise Diagne
|Owner||Government of Senegal|
|Hub for||Air Senegal|
|Elevation AMSL||289.59 ft / 88.27 m|
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 the main airport for Dakar, replacing Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport, which became too small. It is named after Blaise Diagne, the first black African elected to France's parliament in 1914. 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. On April 4, 2015 Reuters announced a new opening date for early 2016.
The airport finally opened for scheduled operations on December 7, 2017.
The Train Express Regional is a planned rail-link between the airport and Dakar, and was expected to be complete in late 2018.
|Air Burkina||Bamako, Ouagadougou|
|Air Côte d'Ivoire||Abidjan, Bamako, Conakry|
|Air France||Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|Air Senegal||Abidjan,Bamako, Banjul, Barcelona (begins 9 December 2019),Bissau,Conakry, Cotonou,Marseille (begins 9 December 2019),Niamey,Ouagadougou, Paris-Charles de Gaulle,Praia,Sal (ends 27 October 2019), Ziguinchor|
|Arik Air||Accra, Banjul, Lagos|
|ASKY Airlines||Abidjan, Bissau, Lomé, Praia (begins 1 April 2020)|
|Binter Canarias||Gran Canaria, Tenerife-North|
|Brussels Airlines||Banjul, Brussels, Conakry|
|Cabo Verde Airlines||Sal|
|Delta Air Lines||New York-JFK|
|Ethiopian Airlines||Addis Ababa, Bamako|
|Guinea Airlines||Banjul, Conakry|
|Kenya Airways||Abidjan, Bamako, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta|
|Mauritania Airlines||Abidjan, Bamako, Conakry, Freetown, Nouakchott|
|Royal Air Maroc||Casablanca|
|TAP Air Portugal||Lisbon|
|Transair|| Banjul, Bissau, Cap Skirring, Conakry, Kolda, Praia, Ziguinchor|
Charter: Kédougou, Tambacounda
|TUI fly Netherlands||Seasonal: Amsterdam|
^1 : Some Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul 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|