Senegal’s new $575-million airport opens after a 10 year delay

Travel News 28 Nov 2017

Blaise Diagne International (AIBD), largest airport in Senegal will open its doors on December 7, after more than a decade of development and delays, says CNN

The airport will have initial capacity for three million passengers per year, rising to 10 million per year, making it one of the highest-capacity airports in Africa.

Blaise Diagne will take over services from Senegal's current flagship airport Léopold Sédar Senghor International in capital city Dakar, which will cease operations.

The $575-million megaproject, which is envisioned as the centrepiece of an ambitious new development programme, is based in rural Diass, around 40km east of Dakar.

The new airport is also intended to diversify an economy that has become reliant on the capital.

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