Blaise-Diagne International Airport (AIBD) of Dakar is located in Diass (Mbour), 47 kilometres south-east of Dakar. Inaugurated on 7 December 2017, it replaces the former Leopold-Sedar-Senghor International Airport (AILSS) with the aim of making this new airport and Dakar "the first air hub in West Africa".
From an official source, this infrastructure built over an area of 42,000 m2 can accommodate up to 3 million passengers per year. It has a two-storey terminal building as well as a mezzanine allowing complete separation of arrival, departure and transit flows and six telescopic footbridges for direct access to aircraft.
Its aircraft parking facilities can accommodate 44 aircraft simultaneously, including 20 wide-body aircraft (such as the A380), 6 small and medium aircraft (such as the Airbus A320) and 18 standard aircraft, not to mention its modern traffic lane network, which can record eighty thousand (80,000) aircraft movements per year, or 9 aircraft movements per hour.