- Senegal's largest airport opens in December
- Decade-long construction process suffered several setbacks
- Airport is part of wide-ranging development program
Blaise Diagne International (AIBD) will have initial capacity for three million passengers per year, rising to 10 million per year, making it one of the highest-capacity airports in Africa.
Blaise Diagne will take over services from Senegal's current flagship airport Léopold Sédar Senghor International in capital city Dakar, which will cease operations.
The $575 million megaproject is envisioned as the centerpiece of an ambitious new development program.