Blaise Diagne International Airport GOBD 

Blaise Diagne International Airport GOBD
Source – BBC News

Blaise Diagne International Airport GOBD: Set to officially open on December 7, Blaise Diagne International Airport will serve as the new airport for Dakar, taking over the majority of operations from Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport.

Location: Diass   Country: Senegal 
ICAO: GOBD  IATA: TBA
Elevation: 295ft/90m Latitude/longitude:
14°40′16″N 17°4′1″W
Timezone: GMT+00 Mar Var: 8° W (2015) 8.1’ E
Traffic pattern altitude: 3500ft Operating hours: 24/7 
Fuel type: Jet A1 Airport type: AOE and Civil 
Tower frequency: 118,8mhz Ground frequency: 121,8mhz
On the Ground

Languages spoken: French and English

Lead time for permit approval: 72 hours 

Overflight and landing permits: Required for both private and non-scheduled flights

Airport slots and PPR: Not required

Number of aircraft handled: 85

Types of aircraft handled: Up to A380

Terminal capacity: Up to 3 million passengers annually

Passenger facilities: Passenger bridge, airport bus, lounges, duty-free (planned for construction)

Equipment availability: Stairs, pushback, GPU, ASU, trolleys, carts, service vehicles

Maintainance and hangars: None as of yet

PCN: 80/F/A/W/T

Nearby cities: Thiès, Saly, M’Bour, Dakar

Alternative airports: GOSS, GOTT, GBYD

Important numbers: To be confirmed closer to opening time

Tourist Information 

Ground Transport available at Blaise Diagne International Airport GOBD:

  • Car rental available
  • A rail line is under construction

Accommodation:

  • The Rhino Resort Hotel and Spa
  • Obama Beach Hotel
  • Lamantin Beach Hotel

Weather:

Warm all year round, Dakar has a hot semi-arid climate with a short rainy season and a lengthy dry season. Temperatures from June to October average at about 30 °C (86.0 °F) with a general minimum of 24 °C (75 °F). From December to February maximum temperatures average at about 25°C (77°F) with an average minimum of 18 °C (64.4 °F).

Attractions:

  • Foret de Bandia in M’Bour
  • Somone Lagoon Reserve
  • Casino Terrou Saly

For assistance with your operation to Blaise Diagne International Airport GOBD, or another location in West Africa, contact UAS Nigeria.