Senegal’s Minister of Tourism and Air Transport Aliou Sarr announced during his visit to Gorée Island:”
I have the honor and the pleasure, on behalf of the Head of State Macky Sall, to announce to you, Mr. Mayor and the people of Goree, that the Air Senegal company will open the Dakar-Washington line in the next six month”.
Air Senegal, an airline created after the bankruptcy of Senegal Airlines in 2016, already has an Airbus A330 neo put into service on March 11, 2019, on the daily flight between its base in Dakar-Blaise Diagne and Paris-CDG airport. Configured to accommodate 32 passengers in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy and 237 in Economy (290 seats in total), it must be followed by a second copy by the end of the year. He also took this week the direction of Chateauroux to wear the livery of Air Senegal. The rest of its fleet consists of 2 Airbus A319 and 2 ATR 72-600.
South African Airways historically provided 5 weekly flights between Johannesburg and Washington, although the flights had intermediate stops: they operated 3 times a week via Accra, Ghana, and twice a week via Dakar, Senegal.
However, as of this month, the airline has cut its flights Dakar-Washington, choosing instead to route their Washington flights exclusively via Accra.
I do not know if they thought about it, because Global Ghana Airlines is going to give them for their money with their imaginary flight that will take off next month between Chicago and Accra. By the way, their website suddenly disappeared … did anyone else notice it?
The airline’s new Airbus A330neo would fly the journey. At just over 4,000 miles this flight would take around seven and a half hours to complete.