Air Senegal will start flying from Dakar to London with three weekly flights during the summer of 2020.

The West African state-owned airline has announced that the new service will carry passengers from Blaise Diagne International Airport (DSS) to London Stansted Airport (STN) starting on Friday, June 26th, 2020.

On the 2,738 mile route, Air Senegal will deploy one of its soon to be delivered Airbus A321-200 aircraft that features 16 seats in business class and 149 seats in economy. The business class seats can be made into a fully flat bed.

Connecting London to West Africa

The new route to London Stansted will use one of Air Senegal’s two new A321-200s. This three times weekly service operating as flight HC411 will depart Dakar at 00:15 and arrive in London at 06:25. The returning flight back to Africa is flight HC412. This flight will depart London Stansted at 07:50 and arrive back in Dakar at 14:05.

Passengers using the new London to Dakar service will be able to connect to various West African destinations within two hours. These destinations include Abidjan in the Ivory Coast, Bamako in Mali, Banjul in the Gambia, Conakry in Guinea, Freetown in Sierra Leone and Praia in the Cape Verde Islands.

Reporting by Mark Finlay

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