Senegal Airlines opens two new routes from Dakar to Praia (Cape Verde), and Ziguinchor
Senegal Airlines, the West African country’s newly established national carrier after the closing of Air Sénégal International in 2009, opened another two services on 8 August. From its base in Dakar (DKR), the airline is now flying daily to Praia (RAI), Cape Verde, adding competition to the five weekly flights of TACV Cabo Verde Airlines. The same day, it also launched its first domestic service from the Senegalese capital to Ziguinchor (ZIG), the second largest city in the country, located in southern Senegal. Both services are operated with ATR42 aircraft provided by Denmark’s Cimber Sterling and with the opening of the routes, the carrier’s total route network is now increased to 13 destinations across Western and Central Africa. This also allows its partner airline Emirates to further increase its feeding traffic within the region for the carrier’s Dakar – Dubai service.