As part of the relaunch of its activities, Air Senegal is strengthening its international network. The Dakar-Barcelona line will be linked to the Dakar-Casablanca line, which will reopen on 16 February after a suspension at the beginning of the health crisis.
Good news for Air Senegal users. The Dakar-Casablanca line, suspended because of the pandemic, was reopened by the Senegalese company which planned to link it with the Dakar-Barcelona line. According to the Air Senegal press release, the two destinations Casablanca and Barcelona are connected as follows: Dakar-Casablanca-Barcelona// Barcelona-Casablanca-Dakar. The new programme starts on 16 February 2021, with three weekly frequencies: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Air Senegal’s Managing Director, Ibrahima Kane, said that the company has chosen to experiment with this new route by configuring it in this way to accompany the revival of tourism through this significant tourist niche. “With days and flight schedules adapted to the needs of travellers, this route will strengthen and facilitate the connection between Southern Europe, a major tourist market and Dakar, via Casablanca, also a well-known tourist destination,” he said. According to this, the new line also makes it possible to bring closer the strong Senegalese diaspora of Spain to the country of origin by facilitating their contribution to the development of Senegal.
The flight will be operated with an Airbus A319 aircraft configured in 120 seats, 12 of which are in Business Class and 108 in Economy Class.
Another novelty, on 05 January 2021, Air Senegal announced that it would fly directly from Lyon to Dakar, with three flights per week starting Sunday 28 March 2021. On this date, it is stressed, Air Senegal will be the only airline to make regular direct flights between Lyon and Dakar. “The Dakar-Lyon service will contribute to strengthening our offer on France, our company’s top destination. This will contribute in particular to the strengthening of bilateral relations between France and Senegal and supports the future reform of the national tourism sector,” said Ibrahima Kane.
This link will be provided by Airbus A321, an aircraft that has just joined the fleet of Ar Senegal. From Dakar, the new service will make a triangular flight Dakar-Marseille-Lyon-Dakar.