Airport International Blaise-Diagne, which took 10 years to build, is meant to anchor Senegal’s economic and tech center. The government is aiming for 5 million passengers in 2023 and 10 million in 2035.

The airport has had mixed reviews with its location of more than 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the capital, Dakar. A connecting train service is still years from completion

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