Air Senegal is to begin Dakar – Lyon from 28 March, with point-to-point demand alone totalling 40,000 in 2019, booking data reveals.
The 4,020-kilometre service will operate three-weekly using 165-seat A321s. They have 16 lie-flat beds in business and 149 economy seats.
Perhaps surprisingly, Lyon will operate triangularly: Dakar – Marseille – Lyon – Dakar. It’ll fly 255 kilometres north from Marseille before continuing to the Senegalese capital.
When Marseille was launched in December 2019, it operated triangularly with Barcelona...