Air Senegal airline will strengthen its connection between Dakar and New York and Baltimore for the end of the year celebrations.
From December 13, 2022 to January 22, 2023, the Senegalese national company will increase from two to three flights per week between its base in Dakar-Blaise Diagne and the airports of New York-JFK then Baltimore/Washington-Thurgood Marshall , still operated by Airbus. A330-900 that can accommodate 32 passengers in Business class, 21 in Premium and 237 in Economy. Departures will then be scheduled on Tuesdays in addition to Thursdays and Sundays at 2:20 a.m. to arrive in New York at 6:20 a.m. then in Maryland at 10:30 a.m., return flights leaving Baltimore at 8:30 p.m. then JFK airport at 11:55 p.m. to land the next day at 12:10 p.m.
Air Senegal remains without competition on this route inaugurated a year ago , but only faces Delta Air Lines on the Dakar – New York axis. These transatlantic flights had been announced in November 2019 as part of the launch of the ” Dakar hub ” (when South African Airways had abandoned its Johannesburg-Dakar-Washington), but initially targeted Washington-Dulles .
The news is less good on the medium-haul side as Air Senegals Airbus A319 registered 6V-AMB, was damaged on August 30 during a push-back at Barcelona-El Prat airport . Its left wing struck a catering truck which was apparently stationary but had not been seen by the tractor operator. No one was injured in the incident.
Air Senegal Airbus A319 (6V-AMB, built 2007) received minor damage when its left wingtip struck a catering truck during pushback from gate 129 at Barcelona-Intl Airport (LEBL), Spain. pic.twitter.com/m2lXmGinLv
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Flight HC424 to Dakar has been canceled, the passengers being accommodated in a hotel in Barcelona. The general manager of Air Senegal, Alioune Badara Fall, recalled that his company was in no way responsible in this story, and that all customers had been repatriated.
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