|Dakar-Yoff-Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (IATA: DKR, ICAO: GOOY) is an international air facility in Dakar, Senegal.|
The unusually long named airport, the most significant airport in Senegal, can handle airplanes up to the size of the Boeing 747 jets. It used to be one of the five main hubs of the now defunct multi-national airline, Air Afrique. The airport was named after Léopold Sédar Senghor, a well-known poet who served as president of Senegal from 1960 to 1980, and died in 2001.
In 2004, the airport served 1,394,351 passengers.
Delta Air Lines started service in December 4, 2006 between Atlanta and Johannesburg, South Africa with an intermediate stop in Dakar, making it the only major U.S. airline to serve the African continent.