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Leopold Sedar Senghor Intl Airport

Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport
Aéroport International Léopold Sédar Senghor
Airport type Public / Military
Serves Dakar
Location Yoff, Senegal
Elevation AMSL 85 ft / 26 m
Coordinates 14°44′22″N 017°29′24″W / 14.73944°N 17.49°W / 14.73944; -17.49
Website aeroportdakar.com
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 3,490 11,450 Asphalt
03/21 1,500 4,921 Asphalt
Source: Airport website, DAFIF

Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (French: Aéroport International Léopold Sédar Senghor) (IATA: DKR, ICAO: GOOY) is an international airport serving Dakar, the capital of Senegal. The airport is situated near the town of Yoff, north of Dakar. It was known as Dakar Yoff International Airport (French: Aéroport International de Dakar Yoff) until 9 October 1996, when it was renamed in honor of Léopold Sédar Senghor, the first president of Senegal.

The airport can handle aircraft up to the size of the Boeing 747 jets. In 2007, the airport served about 2,100,000 passengers.

In 2007, Patrick Smith, author of the Ask the Pilot column for Salon.com, called it the "World's Worst Airport", commenting that he found there "only squalor, an unnerving sense of confinement and to some extent danger".


During World War II, Dakar Airport was a key link in the United States Army Air Force Air Transport Command Natal-Dakar air route, which provided a transoceanic link between Brazil and French West Africa after 1942. Massive amounts of cargo were stored at Dakar, which were then transported along the North African Cairo-Dakar transport route for cargo, transiting aircraft and personnel. From Dakar, flights were made to Dakhla Airport, near Villa Cisneros in French North Africa or to Atar Airport, depending on the load on the air route. In addition to being the western terminus of the North African route, Dakar was the northern terminus for the South African route, which transported personnel to Pretoria, South Africa, with numerous stopovers at Robertsfield (now Roberts International Airport), Liberia, the Belgian Congo and Northern Rhodesia.

The airport was a Space Shuttle landing site until it was determined that a dip in the runway could damage the shuttle upon landing.

It used to be one of the five main hubs of the now defunct multi-national airline, Air Afrique.

Delta Air Lines started service on December 4, 2006 between Atlanta USA and Johannesburg, South Africa. with an intermediate stop in Dakar. It currently serves Dakar as an intermediate stop on its flight between New York-JFK USA and Abuja, Nigeria. Delta Airlines now has a non-stop flight flight between Atlanta and Johannesburg.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Afriqiyah Airways Bamako, Tripoli
Air Algérie Algiers
Air Burkina Bamako, Ouagadougou
Air Europa Madrid
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Air Ivoire Abidjan, Cotonou
Air Mali Bamako
Air Nigeria Abidjan, Accra, Banjul, Cotonou, Lagos
Arik Air Banjul, Freetown, Lagos
Brussels Airlines Brussels, Banjul, Conakry, Freetown
Corsairfly Paris-Orly
Delta Air Lines Atlanta [resumes 21 January], New York-JFK
Emirates Dubai
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Bamako
Ethiopian operated by ASKY Airlines Abidjan, Bamako, Banjul, Dakar, Lomé, Ouagadougou
Iberia Airlines Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Madrid
Kenya Airways Abidjan, Bamako, Nairobi
Livingston Energy Flight Banjul, Milan-Malpensa
Mauritania Airways Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Ziguinchor, Conakry, Praia
Meridiana operated by Eurofly Milan-Malpensa, Rome Fiumicino
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
South African Airways Johannesburg, New York-JFK, Washington-Dulles
TACV Banjul, Bissau, Freetown, Praia
TAP Portugal Lisbon
Tunisair Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk, São Paulo-Guarulhos
XL Airways France Paris-Orly


Airlines Destinations
Air Méditerranée Bordeaux, Marseille, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse
Luxair Luxembourg

Cargo airlines

Airlines Destinations
Air France Cargo
Lufthansa Cargo Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Frankfurt, Guadalajara
LAN Cargo Lima, Santiago de Chile
Saicus air Gran Canaria Las Palmas
ULS cargo
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General Info
Country Senegal
Time UTC 0
Latitude 14.739708
14° 44' 22.95" N
Longitude -17.490225
017° 29' 24.81" W
Elevation 85 feet
26 meters
Type Joint (Civil and Military)
Magnetic Variation 008° W (01/06)
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry


ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
03/21 4921 x 98 feet
1500 x 30 meters
18/36 11450 x 148 feet
3490 x 45 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME YF DAKAR 078X 113.1 At Field -
NDB SDS DAKAR - 323 1.4 NM 343.8

Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)

RSTD 180 turns proh Rwy 18-36 for acft over 40 tons.

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