January 21, 2021: Beginning March 28, Air Senegal will commence flights from Dakar to Lyon operating three times weekly using an A321. Outbound flights to Lyon will be operated with a stopover in Marseille.

Flights to Marseille, when originally launched in December 2019, were operated with an A330-900neo with a stop in Barcelona. Flights to Marseille and Barcelona eventually operated on a standalone basis, which looks to eventually be the deal with Lyon flights once additional aircraft arrive in Air Senegal’s fleet and when demand picks up, as reported by AirlineGeeks.

Air Senegal also announced thrice-weekly flights to Italy’s Milan Malpensa starting Feb 17. These services will be operated with an A321 as well. Air Senegal’s Milan flights will fill a significant void left by Air Italy.

Air Senegal’s African network has significantly shrunk in size with Abuja, Accra, Bissau, Lagos, Niamey, and Ouagadougou no longer on the airline’s service list.

This means overall connectivity to and from Europe has reduced, which in turn has cut potential connecting demand.

The two-way connectivity is available through Dakar to Abidjan, Bamako, Conakry, Banjul, Nouakchott, and Ziggachoir

Air Senegal has a fleet of six aircraft, including the recently-delivered Airbus A321 that joined Air Senegal’s existing narrowbody fleet of two A319-100s and two ATR72-600s.

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