Connecting West Africa To The World: Air Senegal Begins Direct Flight From Senegal To New York City

You wouldn’t have to crack a nut when visiting Senegal come September. Senegal’s state-owned, Air Senegal announced via their website that they will commence the first commercial flight from Dakar to New York City to Washington, D.C., next month, September 2. Air Senegal will be offering weekly flights twice, with nonstop service from New York’s JFK airport to the breathtaking Dakar’s Blaise Diagne International airport.

Air Senegal revealed that the flights will be operated by its second Airbus A330 neo widebody. It is fully equipped with 32 flatbed seats in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy, and 237 in Economy Class.

It has an in-flight Wifi service to promote internet connectivity. Passengers will have a baggage allowance of 64KG in business and premium economy, and 46KG in economy (two pieces).

Air Senegal also seeks to improve exploration and travelling enhancement within the African continent in to and fro destinations in Senegal and other African cities such as Conakry, Nouakchott, Bamako Cotonou, Douala, Praia, Libreville, Casablanca, Cap Skirring, Ziguinchor, and Banjul.

Ibrahima Kane, the CEO for Air Senegal, envisions prioritizing the United States as a high benchmark for the company.

It’s with great pleasure and pride that we are announcing this new milestone for our flag carrier Air Senegal, which is part of the strategy of our intercontinental expansion. In addition, the United States remains a high priority market for our diaspora, which is well represented in the area”.

Ibrahima Kane said.

For Kane, the goal is to have a well-functioned airline company that would ensure the accessibility of West African communities to the US.

“And therefore strengthen the economic and sociocultural ties between the USA and Senegal”.

Kane said.

Significantly, Air Senegal will be the only African carrier to offer direct flights between Senegal and the US. The US-based carrier, Delta Airlines, flies between New York’s JFK and Dakar.

In these difficult times, Senegal has reinforced commensurate strides by reinvigorating and revamping its tourism sector. Air Senegal is a major contributor to that aspiration.

Home to Lake Retba (Pink Lake), the tallest statue in Africa – the iconic African Renaissance Monument, and UNESCO World Heritage site the historical Gorée island: an island that bears different monumental structures that sheltered slaves, Senegal is unarguably one of the most popular destinations in the world.

The West African nation offers several wildlife parks and a host of wonderful beaches with breathtaking sea views.

For tickets and more information, click here. Air Senegal, connecting West Africa to the world.

Author: Abu Bakarr Jalloh

Abu Bakarr Jalloh is a Sierra Leonean content writer, author, Neo Pan-African and founder of The African Dream, an online platform for inspiring, positive and compelling African stories. Contact: WhatsApp: +23276211583

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