Why is Dakar's new airport 50km away?
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Senegal's new airport is 50km from the capital Dakar - why?

Construction of Senegal's new Blaise Diagne international airport has taken over 10 years, costing $575m.

Expected to be unveiled later this year, the new airport will have a capacity for 10 million passengers a year.

It is located around 50km from the capital Dakar.

  • 02 Mar 2017
  • From the section Africa
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