The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced Friday that Air Senegal will launch one-stop direct service from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) to Dakar, Senegal’s Blaise Diagne International Airport (DSS) beginning September 2, 2021, with two flights weekly. Service to and from Dulles International will include a stopover at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), where inbound passengers will clear U.S. Customs. Passengers on this new route will travel aboard Airbus A330-900neo aircraft operated in conjunction with Hi Fly.

“We welcome Air Senegal’s new one-stop service from Dakar, Senegal, to the Dulles International family,” said Carl Schultz, acting vice president of airline business development for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. “This added flight will provide even more convenience and connectivity to Western Africa for residents and visitors of the National Capital Region.”

Flights on Air Senegal can be purchased now by visiting The flight schedule for the new service, effective September 2, is as follows (all times local):

Air Senegal is the flag carrier of Senegal and currently operates a fleet of eight aircraft to 19 destinations in Africa and Europe from its primary hub in Dakar. Its two Airbus A330-900neo widebody aircraft are equipped with 32 flatbed seats, 21 premium economy seats and 237 seats in its economy cabin. Passengers flying on the Dulles International route will enjoy individual entertainment options at each seat, along with access to in-flight wireless internet service.

With Friday’s announcement, Air Senegal joins 35 other air carriers offering service to more than 50 international destinations from the leading international airport in the National Capital Region.