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Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport 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 2010, the airport served about 2,300,000 passengers.

Several international companies serviced the Dakar : Air France, South African, Royal Air Maroc, Kenya Airways, Delta, Afrikiyah, TAP, SN Brussels etc. Dakar is so directly connected to north, south and eastern African countries, to European main cities and is probably one of only sub-Saharian city connected to the USA. It worth mention the fact that a part of the airport is used by the French Air Force, this military part of the airport is also occasionally used by UN flights. There is a new international airport construction ongoing. The International Airport of Blaise Diagne in Diass works are 65% done and the project should be ready by the end of 2014.

Location Details
CountrySenegal Latitude14.74389
Province / DistrictDakarLongitude-17.47944
Town or City (Closest)DakarElevation (ft and m)85 ft / 
26 m 
Airfield NameLéopold Sédar Senghor International AirportIATA and ICAO CodesDKR - GOOY
Open From (hours)00:00Open To (hours)24:00

Runways

Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport, located in Dakar-Yoff has 2 runways, of which the longest is 11450 feet (3490 metres) long.

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

3940m x 45m

 

Orientation

14°45’27,09” N / 017°28’51,43” W

Surface

Asphalt

Runway #2

Runway Dimensions

1500m x 30m

Orientation

14°43’55,86” N / 017°30’16,02” W

Surface

Asphalt

Helicopter Pad(s)

Helipad #1

Present (Yes / No)

Yes

Largest helicopter that can land

MI26

Width and Length (metres)

n/a

Surface

Asphalt

Airport Infrastructure Details

Located on the plain of Yoff, Dakar airport covers an area of 800 hectares, bounded by a fence of 16 km long. The terminal building is equiped with 14 short term parking spaces, 5 long term parking spaces, Bureau de Change, Restaurants, Cafeterias, Duty Free Shop, Tourist Help Desk, Car Rental, Taxi Service/Rank.

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

Yes

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refueling

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

Yes

Cargo terminal

Yes

Ground Power (mobile)

Yes

Pax transport to airfield

Yes

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Control Tower

Yes

Latrine Servicing

Yes

Weather Facilities

Yes

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

Yes

Catering Services

Yes

De-icing Equipment

-

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

Yes

Airport Radar

Yes

Approach & Runway Lights

Yes

NDB

Yes

VOR

Yes

ILS

Yes

 

 

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

Performance for 2013

Annual Figures

MonthlyDaily

Total aircraft movements

35,000

291796

Total passengers

2,200,000

183,3336023

Total capacity of the airport (metric tonnes)

36,000 MT

300099

Current activity of the airport (metric tonnes)

24,000 MT

200066

Current use by Humanitarian flights (UNHAS)

 n/an/an/a

*Monthly and daily performance figures derived from annual figures provided on 21st March 2013

Airport Operating Details

Operating Details
Maximum sized aircraft which can be offloaded on bulk cargo:Boeing 747/Antonov 124
Maximum sized aircraft that can be offloaded on palletBoeing 747/Antonov 124
Total aircraft parking area (m²)n/a
Storage Area (mt)6410Cubic Meters (m³)n/a
Cargo Handling Equipment Available (Yes / No)YesIf "Yes" specify below
Elevators / Hi Loaders (Yes / No)YesMax Capacity (mt)n/a
Can elevators / hi loaders reach the upper level of a B747 (Yes / No)Yes
Loading Ramps (Yes / No)Yes

Storage Facilities

Airport storage space is rent by the Airport Authority to Handling and Freight companies as DHL or Air France Cargo. This space is limited as used only to store merchandises before loading or just after unloading the plane prior to forward the stock by road.

Airfield Cost

Navigation Charges

Navigation charges unavailable

For additional charges information please see the attached document: Senegal Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport Additional Information

Note: The information provided in the attached document, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.

Taxes are due to the Airport Authority. In case of Humanitarian flights, those fees can be probably be negotiated to obtain a reduction or even an exemption.

For additional information on taxes, please see the following link: Website for additional airport & tax Information

Fuel Services Charges

Price per Litre **Minimum Quantity (Litres)

480 XOF with Taxes

375 XOF Tax Free

1000

'Note: The information provided has been taken from the old DLCA and adjusted to suit the structure of the new LCA 

** *Charges as of Dec 2010

Cargo Terminal Charges

At Dakar’s Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport there are two agreed specialized handling service companies that share the airport traffic service:

Sénégal Handling Services S.A. and Aviation Handling Services, both meet international quality standards, work 24/7 and are able to handle any plane until Antonov 124.

For details on charges and services provided by Sénégal Handling Services S.A. and Aviation Handling Services, please see the following document: Senegal Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport Additional Information 

Air-bridge Charges

Information on Air-bridge Charges unavailable

Security

Level: Good

Companies Available 

For details on airport company contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Senegal Airport Company Contact List

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: http://www.azfreight.com/