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Freetown Lungi International Airport is an international airport located in the coastal town of Lungi, Sierra Leone. It serves as the primary airport for domestic and international travel to and from Sierra Leone. The Sierra Leone River Separates Lungi International Airport from Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone. The Airport is connected to the main city through ferry and water taxi services. The road way to the city is paved and takes about 3 hours.

Sierra Leone Airports Authority is the statutory body that manages the efficient operations of the country’s Freetown International Airport, Hastings Airstrip and all Airfields and Helipads in Sierra Leone.

 

Location Details
CountrySierra LeoneLatitude8.616444
Province / DistrictPort Loko DistrictLongitude-13.19549
Town or City (Closest)LungiElevation (ft and m)84 ft / 24 m
Airfield NameFreetown Lungi International AirportIATA and ICAO CodesFNA/GFLL
Open From (hours)00:00Open To (hours)24:00

 

Runways

There is only one runway available at the airport.

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

3,200 m x 45.72 m (10,500 ft x 150 ft)

Orientation

12 / 30

Surface

Asphalt

Helicopter Pad(s)

There aren’t official helicopter pads in the international airport. Nevertheless, helicopters can land in the airport on the parking area. 

Airport Infrastructure Details

The National Airport Authority has launched a project to rehabilitate the runway and to construct a taxi way to improve the airport performances. 

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

No

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refueling

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

Yes

Cargo terminal

Yes

Ground Power (mobile)

Yes

Pax transport to airfield

Yes

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Control Tower

Yes

Latrine Servicing

Yes

Weather Facilities

Yes

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

8

Catering Services

Yes

De-icing Equipment

No

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

Yes

Airport Radar

No

Approach & Runway Lights

Yes

NDB

Yes

VOR

Yes

ILS

Yes  

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

There is one terminal at the airport and 2 cargo buildings including a new one which was constructed this year and still not operational. At the departure terminal, there are 11 check-in counters, 4 customs boxes and 2 scanning machines. Additional services available include banks, exchange offices, restaurants and duty free shops. 

Performance for 2013

Annual Figures

Monthly

Daily

Total aircraft movements

3,003

250

8

Total passengers

227,649

18,970

623

Total capacity of the airport (metric tonnes)

3,000

250

8

Current activity of the airport (metric tonnes)

n/a

n/a

n/a

Current use by Humanitarian flights (UNHAS)

n/a

n/a

n/a

The privatization of the handling services at the airport was a boost to improve the quality of services and to renew the handling equipment at the airport.

Airport Operating Details

Operating Details
Maximum sized aircraft which can be offloaded on bulk cargo:AN 124, Dreamliner
Maximum sized aircraft that can be offloaded on palletAN 72; DHL cargo of 23 mt
Total aircraft parking area (m²)n/a
Storage Area (mt)n/aCubic Meters (m³)n/a
Cargo Handling Equipment AvailableYesIf "Yes" specify below
Elevators / Hi LoadersYesMax Capacity (mt)n/a
Can elevators / hi loaders reach the upper level of a B747Yes
Loading RampsYes

Storage Facilities

There is only one hangar being used at the time being as storage facilities by SHP. The Sky Handling Partner has constructed an additional hangar to be used as a new cargo warehouse with cold chain facilities and the provision of vehicles parking facilities, but this is still not operational.

Airfield Cost

Navigation Charges

In addition to below; there are approach control charges of USD $2.50 per mt /operation and a security charge of USD $39 per departing passenger and infrastructural development charges of USD $20 per departing passenger. Lists of navigation charges and other charges can be found in the following annexes:

Annex V: Sierra Leone Freetown Airport Charges

Annex VI: Liberia Roberts Airport Charges


Aircraft Weight - MTOW (kg)

Landing USD - $

Night Landing USD - $

Parking

0

8,000

$35 flat rate

25% surcharge between 18:01 and 19:30

50% surcharge between 19:31 and 23:30

75% surcharge between 23:31 and 07:59

$0.50 per hour per mt

8,001

25,000

$4.625 per mt

25% surcharge between 18:01 and 19:30

50% surcharge between 19:31 and 23:30

75% surcharge between 23:31 and 07:59

$0.50 per hour per mt

25,001

50,000

$6.605 per mt

25% surcharge between 18:01 and 19:30

50% surcharge between 19:31 and 23:30

75% surcharge between 23:31 and 07:59

$0.50 per hour per mt

50,001

150,000

$8.273 per mt

25% surcharge between 18:01 and 19:30

50% surcharge between 19:31 and 23:30

75% surcharge between 23:31 and 07:59

$0.50 per hour per mt

150,001

200,000

$9.622 per mt

25% surcharge between 18:01 and 19:30

50% surcharge between 19:31 and 23:30

75% surcharge between 23:31 and 07:59

$0.50 per hour per mt

200,001

And over

$9.385 per mt

25% surcharge between 18:01 and 19:30

50% surcharge between 19:31 and 23:30

75% surcharge between 23:31 and 07:59

$0.50 per hour per mt

Note 1: Night landing hours are between 1831 - 0759 hours

Note 2: Parking charges are for each 2 hours or part thereof

Note 3: All of these charges are administered by the SL Airports Authority.

Fuel Services Charges

The fuel services are provided by Total SL Ltd. There are four fixed points for refueling. 

 

Price per Unit USD - $

Jet A-1

$1.2 per litre

Avgas

n/a

Cargo Terminal Charges

The cargo terminal is managed by a private company called Sky Handling Partner (SHP). It carries out freight transport, operations, ramp services and passenger services for all its airline customers in Freetown. The cargo rates here below include a 15% concession fee paid to SLAA and GST at current rates of 15% will be added to these rates. For transactions outside normal working hours as well as Sunday/bank holidays, a 50% surcharge will be applicable (18:00 – 08:00). All rates published in USD and may be paid in USD or LE equivalent.

Import

Rate USD - $ / kg

Handling Charge per kg

1 kg to 50 kg: $8

51 kg to 100 kg: $15

101 kg and above: $0.15 per kg + $8 processing fees

Break Bulk Fee

1 kg to 50 kg: $8

51 kg to 100 kg: $15

101 kg and above: $0.15 per kg + $8 processing fees

Diplomatic Mail

n/a

Strong Room – per consignment

n/a

Cold Storage Fee

Not operational

Delivery outside normal working hours

50% surcharge will be applicable (18:00 Hrs – 08:00Hrs)

Preparation of substitute AOA – Invoice – Receipt

$10

Storage per kg per day – Grace period? hours

5 days grace period. Excluding Sundays and Public Holidays from 6th day it is $2 / kg X number of days

Export

Rate USD - $ / kg

Handling charges – Unpalletized cargo

1 kg to 50 kg: $8

51 kg to 100 kg: 5% of freight charges

International Air WayBill

$15

Local Air WayBill

$15

Air Way Bill Amendment - Cancellation

n/a

Air Way Bill Documentation

$10 Customs documentation; preparation of Export Proforma Entry C31 and C32

Diplomatic Mail

n/a

Storage charges per kg per day

$2 kg X number of days

Air-bridge Charges

There isn’t any air-bridge available at the Lungi International Airport.

Security

The security in the airport is ensured by Westminster Aviation Security Services Ltd., an internationally focused security organisation, providing fire, safety, security and defense solutions. There are two scanning machines, a walk-through metal detector at the departure terminal. Due to the Ebola outbreak, a temperature screening has been put on place. The installation of CCTV has helped in improving the security at the airport. 

Companies Available 

4.5 Sierra Leone Airport Company Contact List

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: http://www.azfreight.com/