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DKR Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: DKR / GOOY
Airport Names:
  1. Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport
  2. Aéroport international Léopold-Sédar-Senghor
Location: Dakar, Senegal
GPS Coordinates: 14°44'21"N by 17°29'23"W
Area Served: Dakar
Airport Type: Public / Military
Elevation: 85 feet (26 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (DKR):

  • At one time Air Sénégal International had its head office on the grounds of the airport.
  • The airport is also home to the French Air Force's Dakar-Ouakam Air Base.
  • The furthest airport from Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (DKR) is Kirakira Airport (IRA), which is nearly antipodal to Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (meaning Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Kirakira Airport), and is located 12,138 miles (19,533 kilometers) away in Kirakira, Makira Island, Solomon Islands.
  • In addition to being known as "Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport", another name for DKR is "Aéroport international Léopold-Sédar-Senghor".
  • The closest airport to Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (DKR) is Kaolack Airport (KLC), which is located 105 miles (168 kilometers) ESE of DKR.
  • Because of Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport's relatively low elevation of 85 feet, planes can take off or land at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • During World War II, Dakar Airport was a key link in the United States Army Air Forces Air Transport Command Natal-Dakar air route, which provided a transoceanic link between Brazil and French West Africa after 1942.
  • In 2007, Patrick Smith, author of the Ask the Pilot column for Salon.com, called it the "World's Worst Airport", commenting that he found there "only squalor, an unnerving sense of confinement and to some extent danger".
  • Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (DKR) has 2 runways.
  • Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport handled 1,500,000 passengers last year.

Map of Nearest Airports from Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1104.62 miles (168.38 km) ESEKaolack Airport (KLC)Kaolack, SenegalView Kaolack Airport on a map View satellite image of Kaolack Airport Set KLC as destination Airport Get more information about Kaolack Airport
2111.94 miles (180.15 km) SSEBanjul International Airport (BJL)Banjul, GambiaView Banjul International Airport on a map View satellite image of Banjul International Airport Set BJL as destination Airport Get more information about Banjul International Airport
3113.53 miles (182.71 km) NESaint-Louis Airport (XLS)Saint-Louis, SenegalView Saint-Louis Airport on a map View satellite image of Saint-Louis Airport Set XLS as destination Airport Get more information about Saint-Louis Airport
4168.52 miles (271.21 km) SSECap Skirring Airport (CSK)Cap Skirring, SenegalView Cap Skirring Airport on a map View satellite image of Cap Skirring Airport Set CSK as destination Airport Get more information about Cap Skirring Airport
5169.24 miles (272.36 km) NERichard Toll Airport (RDT)Richard Toll, SenegalView Richard Toll Airport on a map View satellite image of Richard Toll Airport Set RDT as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Toll Airport
6171.32 miles (275.71 km) SSEZiguinchor Airport (ZIG)Ziguinchor, SenegalView Ziguinchor Airport on a map View satellite image of Ziguinchor Airport Set ZIG as destination Airport Get more information about Ziguinchor Airport
7211.68 miles (340.67 km) SEKolda North Airport (KDA)Kolda, SenegalView Kolda North Airport on a map View satellite image of Kolda North Airport Set KDA as destination Airport Get more information about Kolda North Airport
8214.81 miles (345.70 km) NEPodor Airport (POD)Podor, SenegalView Podor Airport on a map View satellite image of Podor Airport Set POD as destination Airport Get more information about Podor Airport
9232.09 miles (373.51 km) SSEOsvaldo Vieira International Airport (OXB)Bissau, Guinea-BissauView Osvaldo Vieira International Airport on a map View satellite image of Osvaldo Vieira International Airport Set OXB as destination Airport Get more information about Osvaldo Vieira International Airport
10253.55 miles (408.04 km) NNENouakchott International Airport (NKC)Nouakchott, MauritaniaView Nouakchott International Airport on a map View satellite image of Nouakchott International Airport Set NKC as destination Airport Get more information about Nouakchott International Airport
11254.97 miles (410.34 km) ENEAbbaye Airport (BGH)Boghe (Bogué), MauritaniaView Abbaye Airport on a map View satellite image of Abbaye Airport Set BGH as destination Airport Get more information about Abbaye Airport
12262.54 miles (422.52 km) SSEBubaque Airport (BQE)Bubaque, Guinea-BissauView Bubaque Airport on a map View satellite image of Bubaque Airport Set BQE as destination Airport Get more information about Bubaque Airport
13266.13 miles (428.30 km) ESETambacounda Airport (TUD)Tambacounda, SenegalView Tambacounda Airport on a map View satellite image of Tambacounda Airport Set TUD as destination Airport Get more information about Tambacounda Airport
14268.25 miles (431.70 km) NEBoutilimit Airport (OTL)Boutilimit, MauritaniaView Boutilimit Airport on a map View satellite image of Boutilimit Airport Set OTL as destination Airport Get more information about Boutilimit Airport
15282.78 miles (455.08 km) ENEKaédi Airport (KED)Kaédi, MauritaniaView Kaédi Airport on a map View satellite image of Kaédi Airport Set KED as destination Airport Get more information about Kaédi Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,137.53 miles (19,533.42 km) SKirakira Airport (IRA)Kirakira, Makira Island, Solomon IslandsView Kirakira Airport on a map View satellite image of Kirakira Airport Set IRA as destination Airport Get more information about Kirakira Airport
212,137.24 miles (19,532.95 km) SEBellona/Anua Airport (BNY)Anua, Bellona Island, Solomon IslandsView Bellona/Anua Airport on a map View satellite image of Bellona/Anua Airport Set BNY as destination Airport Get more information about Bellona/Anua Airport
312,118.12 miles (19,502.18 km) WSanto-Pekoa International Airport (SON)Luganville, VanuatuView Santo-Pekoa International Airport on a map View satellite image of Santo-Pekoa International Airport Set SON as destination Airport Get more information about Santo-Pekoa International Airport
412,098.15 miles (19,470.04 km) WSWNorsup Airport (NUS)Norsup, Malakula island, VanuatuView Norsup Airport on a map View satellite image of Norsup Airport Set NUS as destination Airport Get more information about Norsup Airport
512,097.40 miles (19,468.83 km) SUlawa Airport (RNA)Arona, Ulawa Island, Solomon IslandsView Ulawa Airport on a map View satellite image of Ulawa Airport Set RNA as destination Airport Get more information about Ulawa Airport
612,095.24 miles (19,465.36 km) WGaua Airport (ZGU)Gaua, Torba, VanuatuView Gaua Airport on a map View satellite image of Gaua Airport Set ZGU as destination Airport Get more information about Gaua Airport
712,094.69 miles (19,464.47 km) WVanua Lava Airport (SLH)Sola, Vanua Lava, Torba Province, VanuatuView Vanua Lava Airport on a map View satellite image of Vanua Lava Airport Set SLH as destination Airport Get more information about Vanua Lava Airport
812,084.31 miles (19,447.76 km) SSWÎle des Pins Airport (BMY)Waala, Belep Islands, New CaledoniaView Île des Pins Airport on a map View satellite image of Île des Pins Airport Set BMY as destination Airport Get more information about Île des Pins Airport
912,080.62 miles (19,441.83 km) WSWMota Lava Airport (MTV)Mota Lava, VanuatuView Mota Lava Airport on a map View satellite image of Mota Lava Airport Set MTV as destination Airport Get more information about Mota Lava Airport
1012,070.54 miles (19,425.60 km) WLongana Airport (LOD)Longana, Ambae Island, Pénama Province, VanuatuView Longana Airport on a map View satellite image of Longana Airport Set LOD as destination Airport Get more information about Longana Airport
1112,064.39 miles (19,415.71 km) WSWMalekoula Airport (LPM)Lamap, Malampa, VanuatuView Malekoula Airport on a map View satellite image of Malekoula Airport Set LPM as destination Airport Get more information about Malekoula Airport
1212,064.34 miles (19,415.63 km) WMaewo-Naone Airport (MWF)Maewo, VanuatuView Maewo-Naone Airport on a map View satellite image of Maewo-Naone Airport Set MWF as destination Airport Get more information about Maewo-Naone Airport
1312,061.23 miles (19,410.63 km) WSWCraig Cove Airport (CCV)Craig Cove, Ambrym Island, Malampa, VanuatuView Craig Cove Airport on a map View satellite image of Craig Cove Airport Set CCV as destination Airport Get more information about Craig Cove Airport
1412,057.06 miles (19,403.92 km) WSara Airport (SSR)Sara, VanuatuView Sara Airport on a map View satellite image of Sara Airport Set SSR as destination Airport Get more information about Sara Airport
1512,051.55 miles (19,395.03 km) WSWLonorore Airport (LNE)Lonorore, Pentecost Island, Pénama Province, VanuatuView Lonorore Airport on a map View satellite image of Lonorore Airport Set LNE as destination Airport Get more information about Lonorore Airport