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Air Senegal now operates in the USA

Posted 5 September 2021 · Add Comment

Air Senegal has inaugurated its new route between Dakar and New York / Baltimore.

It is a step forward in the development of Air Senegal's network despite the difficult context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Air Senegal had informed passengers last August 20 that the services to Washington DC shall be operated from BWI – Baltimore/Washington International Airport exclusively. The national carrier will be maintaining its original two weekly flights to USA effective 2nd September 2021 with itsAirbus A330-900Neo. These flights will be operated in conjonction with HiFly.

Washington/Baltimore Airport (BWI) has huge benefits for Air Senegal passengers: Closely situated to where majority of the West African diaspora reside in the Greater Washington/Baltimore region, Similar distance to downtown Washington DC (25 miles) as is from Washington Dulles airport, Express train service available from BWI Airport to Washington DC Union Station, Amtrak station available on site at BWI airport offering connections to many regional cities. 

As far as freight uplift from USA to West Africa is concerned, Air Senegal has the capability to carry up to 12 tons of cargo per flight out of USA to the region. The airline is keenly looking forward to working with freight forwarders in the air cargo market segment to boost its presence accordingly.

Air Sénégal currently operates a fleet of two Airbus A330-900Neos, two Airbus A321s, two Airbus A319s and two ATR 72-600s across West Africa, Morocco, Central Africa, France, Spain and soon Italy. It recently placed an order for 8 Airbus A220-300s at the 2019 Dubai Air Show to fuel its long term expansion growth. 

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