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Air Senegal Makes Travelling to the US More Accessible for West Africans

State-owned airline company Air Senegal revealed on its website that it will soon offer twice weekly flights with nonstop service from New York’s JFK airport to Dakar’s Blaise Diagne International airport. Air Senegal also stated that this new route would also offer connections to and from destinations in Senegal and other African cities such as Ziguinchor, Cap Skirring, Banjul, Conakry, Praia, Abidjan, Nouakchott, Bamako Cotonou, Douala, Libreville and Casablanca. For Air Senegal CEO Ibrahima Kane, this announcement helps to solidify the United States as a high priority for the company. Hard-hit by Covid-19, Senegal is working to resume its tourism activities. This tropical African country is one of the most popular tourist destinations in West Africa, which is home to Dakar and Saint Louis, two dynamic cultural hubs. Senegal offers several wildlife parks, including the Niokolo-Koba National Park, the Oiseaux du Djoudj National Park, and the Bandia Game Reserve. It also has beautiful beaches along its coast and the people are considered friendly and welcoming.