Blaise Diagne International Airport

Blaise Diagne International Airport (French: Aéroport international Blaise Diagne, IATA: DSS, ICAO: GOBD) is an international airport near the town of Diass in Thiès Region, Senegal, 43 kilometres (27 mi) east of downtown Dakar. It serves as the main airport for Dakar, replacing Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport, which had become too small. It is named after Blaise Diagne, the first black African elected to France’s parliament in 1914. Regular flights are operated to destinations across many parts of Africa, as well as to Europe, Macaronesia, the Middle East, and the USA.


Apron view
Departures Hall

The airport was originally expected to be operational at the end of the year 2011,[1] but this date was pushed back by almost a year in September of that year.[2]
In September 2012, Senegalese Prime Minister Abdoul Mbaye announced that the airport would open in the first quarter of 2014.[3]
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 expected building costs rose to 566 million euros,[2] with over 400 million coming from the Saudi Binladin Group.[4]

The airport finally opened for scheduled operations on December 7, 2017.[5]

Airlines and destinations


The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Dakar Blaise Diagne Airport:

Airlines Destinations
Air Algérie Algiers
Air Burkina Bamako, Ouagadougou
Air Côte d’Ivoire Abidjan
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Senegal Abidjan, Bamako, Banjul, Barcelona, Bissau, Cap Skirring, Casablanca, Conakry, Cotonou, Douala, Freetown, Libreville, Lyon,[6] Marseille, Milan–Malpensa,[6] New York–JFK,[7] Nouakchott, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Praia, Sal,[8] Ziguinchor
ASKY Airlines Bissau, Lomé, Praia
Binter Canarias Gran Canaria
Brussels Airlines Banjul, Brussels, Conakry
CEIBA Intercontinental Cotonou, Malabo
Delta Air Lines New York–JFK
Emirates Dubai–International
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Bamako
Flynas Seasonal: Medina[9]
Iberia Madrid
Kenya Airways Abidjan, Accra,[10] Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg[11]
Mauritania Airlines Abidjan, Bamako, Conakry, Freetown, Nouakchott
Neos Milan–Malpensa
Seasonal: Rome–Fiumicino, Verona
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
Transair Banjul, Bissau, Cap Skirring, Conakry, Freetown, Kolda, Praia, Ziguinchor
Charter: Kédougou, Tambacounda
Transavia Marseille[12]
Seasonal: Bordeaux (begins 31 October 2023),[12] Lyon, Paris–Orly,[13] Toulouse (begins 29 October 2023)[12]
TUI Airways Seasonal: London–Gatwick
TUI fly Belgium Brussels
TUI fly Deutschland Düsseldorf[14]
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
Tunisair Conakry, Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Vueling Barcelona


Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation[15] Casablanca, Brussels
Magma Aviation[16] Clermont-Ferrand


Annual passenger traffic at DKR DSS airports.
See Wikidata query.

In 2022, Blaise Diagne airport handled 2.629.348 passengers, a 5,53% increase over 2019.

Ground transportation

The Train Express Regional is a rail-link between the airport and Dakar. The first phase, linking downtown Dakar and Diamniadio, opened on 14 January 2019.[17] As of January 2023, the rails and station that will serve the airport are under construction.

Media related to Aéroport international Blaise Diagne at Wikimedia Commons

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