Preparations for the opening of Blaise Diagne International Airport (IATA: DSS – ICAO: GOBD) next month are well underway. Blaise Diagne will be the new international airport for Dakar, and – according to newspaper PointDakar – Brussels Airlines will be the very first foreign airline to land at the brand new airport, immediately after an aircraft of the national airline Air Sénégal.
During a special inter-ministerial council held last week at the airport, Seydou Guèye, a spokesman for the government, said that “everything is ready for the official opening on 7 December at noon, all infrastructures will be functional!“.
Home carrier Air Senegal will be the first airline to touch down at the new airport.
Construction of Senegal’s new Blaise Diagne international airport has taken over 10 years, costing $575m. The new airport will have a capacity of 10 million passengers a year. It is located around 50 km from the capital Dakar.
Based on the exemplary cooperation between Belgium and Senegal, we are happy and proud on the fact that Brussels Airlines will be the first foreign airline to land at the new Blaise Diagne International Airport on 7 December 2017.
The scheduled landing is foreseen at 15:00, members of the Belgian Senegalese community and the ambassador to Belgium, Mr Amadou Diop, as well as Belgian officials and the Director of the airline, will be on board to celebrate the inauguration of the airport.