Abidjan is the first international line to the start of the Dakar back in service by the national airline this Friday 17 July. For the moment, this service a day before the pandemic appears as a bi-weekly on the website of Air Senegal. As usual, the communication service of the company is not responding to requests for information on the resumption of traffic. It is necessary to be content with the schedules available on the information databases such as Airlineroute, the aggregator of Road online. After his return to Côte d'ivoire, Air Senegal should ensure that its flights to the sub-region (Nouakchott, Praia, Banjul, Bissau, Conakry, Freetownn, Bamako, Ouagadougou, Niamey, Lagos, Nigeria, Accra, etc).
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If the flights of repatriation held the dropper with Europe have never been arrested, the return traffic is more normal is expected to arrive in August. Four flights per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 0: 15 p.m.) are scheduled at the beginning of Dakar to Roissy-CDG and back in the day from the 2 August. A fifth frequency is expected by the end of August, the busiest period with the end of the holiday. This connection of Paris will engage one of the two A330-900 neo that received Air Senegal these last few months (290 seats).
The second-device-long-new mail is not immediately programmed during this recovery after four months of judgment. Indeed, in addition to Paris, only Marseille and Barcelona will be serviced in a first time. The flights to London and Geneva are expected in the fall. The atlantic (Washington, Montreal) are deferred sine die. Prior to the pandemic, Barcelona and Marseille were at the start of the Dakar service triangular A330-900. A device of more modest size – A319 120 seats that has been chosen for the return to Spain and the south of France. As of 6 August, Barcelona will be served on Thursday and Sunday. The Dakar-Marseille, which will no longer stopover in Barcelona, later on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 15 August. If the A319 is less comfortable than the A330, the direct path avoids several hours of flight and waiting at the stop.
Remains the international context. Senegal has re-opened fully this last Wednesday its air borders. But Senegal is among the African countries (with the exception of the three Maghreb countries) which do not have free access to Europe. A slight improvement is possible here in the month of August.
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