9-Mar-2010 8:40 AM

Emirates announces new route to Senegal - third African route in 12 months

Emirates announced (08-Mar-2010) plans to launch five times weekly Dubai-Dakar (Senegal) service from 01-Sep-2010 - see Route Changes Table for more information. Dakar will be the carrier's 106th international destination and closely follows new route announcements to Tokyo, Amsterdam, Prague and Madrid, also launching in 2010. Dakar is the airline’s third new African destination in less than 12 months, after Durban and Luanda joined the network in late 2009. In Nov-2009, the Emirates Group announced a joint agreement with the Government of Senegal to assist in the start up and longer term future of Senegal Airlines. The Group will provide commercial support, technical expertise, training and aviation-related goods and services for the fledgling carrier, which is due to commence operations later this year. This is the first direct service between Senegal and the UAE. [more]