Blaise Diagne International Airport
|Blaise Diagne International Airport
Aéroport International Blaise Diagne
|Owner||Government of Senegal|
|Elevation AMSL||295 ft / 90 m|
The Blaise Diagne International Airport is an international airport under construction near the town of Diass, Senegal. It will serve as a new airport for Dakar, as the old Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport is becoming too small for future operations.
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. In April 4, 2015 Reuters announced a new opening date for early 2016. Construction of the new airport is almost 90% complete.
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