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Air Sénégal International
Air Senegal International logo.png
Founded 1962
Ceased operations 24 April 2009
Hubs Dakar-Yoff-Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport
Fleet size 5
Destinations 19
Company slogan You will love our Company[1]
Parent company Royal Air Maroc (51%)
Senegalese Government (49%)
Headquarters Dakar, Senegal
Key people Mohamed El Yaalaoui (General Manager)

Air Sénégal International was an airline based in Dakar, Senegal. It was a regional carrier operating a scheduled domestic network and regional flights to neighbouring countries. It also operated charter and air taxi flights. Its main base was Dakar-Yoff-Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport.[2]

As of 24 April 2009, the airline has decided to suspend all its operations.[3]



The airline was established on 1 February 1971 as Air Sénégal and started operations on 23 February 2001. It was restructured as an international carrier following the acquisition of a majority stake by Royal Air Maroc in 2001. It is part of Groupe Royal Air Maroc, who own 51% of the company shares, with 49% being held by the Senegalese government.[4] In 2006 the airline disclosed losses of $16 Million.[5] In 2007, the Senegalese government stated that effective 5 November, it would purchase a further 26% of the airline, raising its stake to 75%.[5][6] The Senegalese government stated that support from Royal Air Maroc had "shown its limitations", and that the airline needed to be recapitalised.[6]

In late 2009, a new airline was announced to replace Air Sénégal International. The new airline will be called Senegal Airlines with a fleet of 4 Airbus A320 aircraft and 2 Airbus A330 aircraft.[7] Operations are due to start in early 2010.


At 2007, Air Sénégal International operated scheduled passenger flights to the following destinations:[8]

Air Sénégal International Boeing 737-700


As of May 2007, Air Sénégal International had codeshare agreements with the following airlines:


Air Sénégal International Dash8 300 at the BJL Airport

At March 2008, the Air Sénégal International fleet consisted of the following aircraft:[2][9]

Air Sénégal Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
Boeing 737-700 4 114 (12/102) Medium haul routes
Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 1 50 (0/50) Short haul
Total Number of Aircraft 5

Previously operated

At August 2006 the airline also operated[10] :

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