Leopold Sedar Senghor Airport Reviews

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Leopold Sedar Senghor Airport Reviews

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 2009, the airport served about 1,500,000 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”. Construction of a replacement airport 45 km inland from Léopold Sédar Senghor has begun. Saudi Binladin Group is constructing the new airport, named after the first black African elected to France’s parliament in 1914, Blaise Diagne. It should take 30 months to build and have an initial capacity of 3 million passengers a year – almost double the 1.7 million annual traffic handled by the existing airport.

The head office of Sénégal Airlines is located on the airport property. The head office of Agence Nationale de l’Aviation Civile du Sénégal is also on the airport property. At one time Air Sénégal International had its head office on the grounds of the airport. The airport is also home to the French Air Force’s Dakar-Ouakam Air Base (Base aérienne Dakar-Ouakam; also known as Air Base 160, Base aérienne 160 Dakar-Ouakam). The Dakar-Ouakam Air Base forms the military section of the airport. In 2011 ETOM 00.055 will be disbanded and BA160 may become inactive.

Services:

ATMs / Cash Machines – Yes
Car Rentals – Information not available
Children’s Play Areas – not available
Currency Exchange – Yes
Food / Dining – Information not available
»Landside: Le P’tit Zinc Restaurant
»Airside: a bar can be found in the transit area
Information Desk – Information not available
Luggage Storage / Lockers – not available
Showers – not available
Internet: Free WiFi is available at Dakar Airport.

Airport Hours:
Information not available.

Website:
Leopold Sedar Senghor Airport Official Website

Leopold Sedar Senghor Airport Map

Leopold Sedar Senghor Airport Weather Forecast

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Forecast for L%C3%A9opold_S%C3%A9dar_Senghor_International_Airport  Precip. Temp. Wind speed
22.10.2017 21–24 Clear sky 0 mm 30 °C Moderate breeze from North-northeast 6 m/s
23.10.2017 00–06 Clear sky 0 mm 30 °C Moderate breeze from North-northeast 6 m/s
06–12 Clear sky 0 mm 29 °C Fresh breeze from North-northeast 8 m/s
12–18 Clear sky 0 mm 31 °C Light breeze from Northeast 3 m/s
18–24 Clear sky 0 mm 29 °C Light air from Southwest 1 m/s
24.10.2017 00–06 Fair 0 mm 29 °C Light breeze from West-southwest 2 m/s
06–12 Clear sky 0 mm 28 °C Light breeze from Southwest 3 m/s
12–18 Clear sky 0 mm 28 °C Light breeze from West-northwest 2 m/s
18–24 Partly cloudy 0 mm 29 °C Light breeze from West 3 m/s
25.10.2017 00–06 Partly cloudy 0 mm 28 °C Gentle breeze from West-northwest 4 m/s
06–12 Fair 0 mm 28 °C Gentle breeze from North-northwest 4 m/s
12–18 Clear sky 0 mm 29 °C Gentle breeze from North 4 m/s
18–24 Clear sky 0 mm 29 °C Gentle breeze from North-northwest 5 m/s
26.10.2017 00–06 Clear sky 0 mm 29 °C Moderate breeze from North-northwest 6 m/s
06–12 Clear sky 0 mm 29 °C Moderate breeze from North-northeast 6 m/s
12–18 Clear sky 0 mm 29 °C Gentle breeze from North 4 m/s
18–24 Clear sky 0 mm 29 °C Moderate breeze from North 7 m/s
27.10.2017 00–06 Clear sky 0 mm 28 °C Moderate breeze from North 6 m/s
06–12 Clear sky 0 mm 28 °C Moderate breeze from North 6 m/s
12–18 Clear sky 0 mm 29 °C Moderate breeze from North-northeast 7 m/s
18–24 Clear sky 0 mm 29 °C Fresh breeze from North-northwest 8 m/s