Senegal - "Aéroport International Blaise-Diagne"

Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Dec 2010
Signature Date 26 Sep 2011
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Non Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21050
Commitment U.A 56,192,853.39
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The project consists in the construction of a new airport named Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) which will replace the actual Dakar international airport. As part of a planning policy for the capital city, this new infrastructure shall solve the problems related to the location of the actual airport in an area surrounded by growing development. Blaise Diagne International Airport will be situated in the administrative region of Thies, in Diass village, 45 km from Dakar. AIBD will have a capacity of 3 million passengers and will include the following facilities: a 42,000 m² terminal, a 3.5 km long runway with taxiways, 30 aircraft parking spaces with 6 gate parking positions. A freight terminal, a Presidential pavilion, a Hajj terminal, as well as other components. The project should contribute to the expanding influence of the Senegalese capital by offering new airport transportation infrastructure promoting free movement of goods and people.

Project Objectives

The Blaise Diagne International Airport Project's objective is to provide Senegal with an infrastructure capable of: (i) respond to Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport growth in air traffic and capacity limits; (ii) improve the level of service; (iii) provide a response to a need for international economic expanding influence in Dakar, creating new economic stimulus on the national economy. The airport will be considered as a regional hub, and will boost the country’s economic and tourism development.


The main beneficiary of the project is the State of Senegal.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-SN-DA0-001
Last Update 07 Aug 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Senegal
Coordinates Location Name
14.6711 -17.0669 Blaise Diagne International Airport