Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport GOOY


Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport GOOY

Sylvester Esekhaigbe | - 12/29/2016
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Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport 

City: Dakar Country: Senegal
Traffic pattern altitude: 1085 feet (331 m) Latitude/longitude: 14-44-29 N (14.739700) & 17-28-43 W (-17.490200)
Elevation: 26 meters Mar Var: 7.6 W
Time zone: GMT AOE: Yes
Fuel types: Jet-A1 Airport type: International
PPR: Not applicable Runway type: Asphalt
Runways: Two Runway lengths: 3051m and 1500m
Airport slots: Not applicable ATC hours: 24 hours
Tower frequency: 118.1 FBO:   None available

Languages: French and English

Beacon color: White-white-green

Lead time for permit approval: 48 hours

Landing permits: Must be obtained from the CAA before landing at Léopold Sédar

Catering: Provided by Servair

Equipment availability: GPU, APU, ASU, forklift, and stairs

CCTV and Security guards: Available

Hangars: There are no hangars available for public use

Alternative airports:

  • GOOY is the only AoE in Senegal
  • Alternative airports outside Senegal include GBYD and GGOV

Customs operating hours: 24 hours


  • Citizens of 125 countries can visit Senegal without a visa for up to 90 days. To find out what countries are included, visit cic.gc.ca/english/information/
  • Tanzanian nationals can obtain a visa on arrival provided they hold a valid official invitation and an onward ticket.

Documentation required: A passport with six months’ validity

Airport details

  • Yoff, Dakar, Senegal
  • Tel: +221 33 820 83 03
  • Website: aeroportdakar.com

Important Numbers

  • Airport authority: +221338656020
  • CAA: +221338656000

Security brief

It is highly advisable to check with your flight or trip support advisor before travel.

Ground transport

  • Car rental is available from Hertz and Senecartours
  • Airport bus is available
  • Radison Blu Hotel
  • Novotel Dakar
  • Onomo Hotel
  • King Fahd Palace Hotel
  • Terrou-Bi Hotel

Note: This list is for informational purposes only and based on proximity. UAS does not promote any specific establishments.  

Tourists attractions
  • Lake Retba
  • Grand Mosque of Dakar
  • IFAN Museum of African Arts
  • Gorée Island
  • African Renaissance Monument
  • Parc Han Mariste


Dakar has a hot, semi-arid climate. It gets lots of sunshine and little rainfall – the rain generally occurs in April, May, and September. The dry periods occur in January, February, July, and August.