Senegal last week Thursday opened a flagship new airport seven years later than planned with the ambition to become a West African regional hub with a capacity for three million passengers.
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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