JOHANNESBURG. 7 December 2017. South African Airways (SAA) advises all customers that with effect Friday, 8 December 2017 the flagship Airport for Dakar, Senegal will change from Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport, airport code DKR to Blaise Diagne International Airport, airport code DSS.

All airport services at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (DKR) will terminate today, Thursday, 7 December 2017.

SA207 departing later today at 19h00 from Johannesburg for Dakar, will be SAA’s first flight to land at the new airport at 01h20 tomorrow morning.

“SAA confirms that our flight times schedule to and from will Blaise Diagne International Airport, airport code DSS, will continue as per the original time schedules and frequency,” says Tlali Tlali, SAA spokesperson.

Customers can expect a bigger, more modern airport. The new airport has 44 check-in counters, which serve both domestic and international traffic, and 20 passport control areas in the departures and arrivals terminal. SAA customers can also expect facilities such as bridge facilities on arrival and departure, lounges for Premium Class customers, and frequent flyers, duty free shops, and restaurants.

SAA’s check-in counters are located on the left side of the passenger terminal where the majority of Star Alliance carriers are located. The SAA ticketing office faces the main entrance on the left.

The new airport is based in rural Diass, around 40 kilometres east of Dakar. The remote location offers more space for the project than the busy capital, where the existing airport has been affected by heavy traffic congestion. Customers are encouraged to make provision for all changes and allow additional travel time to and from the new airport. This will contribute towards seamless transition between the two airports.

Additional flight updates and related information may be found on the SAA website, by selecting the flight status menu tab, or alternatively contact the call centres, SAA local City Travel Offices, or your travel agent.