Freetown Airport

Freetown Airport is actually located across the bay of the Sierra Leone river north of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, and the eight mile journey to Freetown is usually completed by ferry, hovercraft or helicopter, the latter option taking just seven minutes, although its safety record is such you may prefer crossing by water. Originally an UK Royal Air Force station, Freetown Airport is today operated by the Sierra Leone Airports Authority. A number of airlines operate from the airport including BMI from London Heathrow, Kenya Airways, Brussels Airlines and Arik Air, ASKY Airlines, Elysian Airlines, TACV and Royal Air Maroc from Casablanca.

Facilities at Freetown Lungi International Airport are somewhat limited. There are a couple of run down shops with little of interest, one a 'souvenir shop', the other an over priced duty free shop and upstairs there is an ill stocked cafe where the only vegetarian option is, er, well, chips, which coincidently is the main fare available to non-vegetarians as well as most other menu items are 'orf'.

The bad news about the airport is that you will be asked for a bribe to smoothly exit the facility, however if you refuse, it is taken in good heart even though your personal belongings will be given even more rigorous scrutiny than normal, or required. Make a virtual landing at Freetown Lungi International Airport as your airplane comes into land in Sierra Leone.

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Freetown Airport

Freetown Airport in Sierra Leone is known by different names including Lungi International Airport and Freetown Lungi International Airport. Make a virtual landing at the airport!


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