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.
|Province / District||Dakar||Longitude||-17.47944|
|Town or City (Closest)||Dakar||Elevation (ft and m)||85 ft / 26 m|
|Airfield Name||Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport||IATA and ICAO Codes||DKR - GOOY|
|Open From (hours)||00:00||Open To (hours)||24:00|
Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport, located in Dakar-Yoff has 2 runways, of which the longest is 11450 feet (3490 metres) long.
|3940m x 45m|
14°45’27,09” N / 017°28’51,43” W
1500m x 30m
14°43’55,86” N / 017°30’16,02” W
Present (Yes / No)
Largest helicopter that can land
Width and Length (metres)
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.
JET A-1 fuel
Single Point Refueling
Air Starter Units
Ground Power (mobile)
Pax transport to airfield
Ground Handling Services
Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)
Base Operating Room
Parking Ramp Lighting
Approach & Runway Lights
Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator
Performance for 2013
Total aircraft movements
Total capacity of the airport (metric tonnes)
Current activity of the airport (metric tonnes)
Current use by Humanitarian flights (UNHAS)
*Monthly and daily performance figures derived from annual figures provided on 21st March 2013
Airport Operating Details
|Maximum sized aircraft which can be offloaded on bulk cargo:||Boeing 747/Antonov 124|
|Maximum sized aircraft that can be offloaded on pallet||Boeing 747/Antonov 124|
|Total aircraft parking area (m²)||n/a|
|Storage Area (mt)||6410||Cubic Meters (m³)||n/a|
|Cargo Handling Equipment Available (Yes / No)||Yes||If "Yes" specify below|
|Elevators / Hi Loaders (Yes / No)||Yes||Max Capacity (mt)||n/a|
|Can elevators / hi loaders reach the upper level of a B747 (Yes / No)||Yes|
|Loading Ramps (Yes / No)||Yes|
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.
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
'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
Information on Air-bridge Charges unavailable
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/