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Freetown Lungi Airport



Coordinates: 08°36′59.20″N 13°11′43.76″W / 8.616444°N 13.1954889°W / 8.616444; -13.1954889

Lungi International Airport
IATA: FNA – ICAO: GFLL
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Freetown
Elevation AMSL 84 ft / 26 m
Coordinates 08°36′59.20″N 13°11′43.76″W / 8.616444°N 13.1954889°W / 8.616444; -13.1954889
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 10,498 3,200 Asphalt

Freetown-Lungi International Airport (IATA: FNA, ICAO: GFLL) 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 operated by Sierra Leone Airports Authority. It was originally a UK Royal Air Force station.

Facilities

The terminal building of the airport has a General Waiting Hall, a Departures Wing, and an Arrivals Wing. The General Waiting Hall provides ticketing desks for local transportation (coach, ferry, helicopter, hovercraft, and taxi), postal services, a travel agency office, and a restaurant; the Departures Wing contains duty free shops, lounges, and a business centre with telephone, Internet, and fax services; the Arrivals Wing has a customs hall with a money exchange window, a lost and found baggage office, and an information office. The airport grounds also contain a bank (First International Bank Ltd), an aviation security centre, a police centre, a car park, and a mosque.

Transfers to Freetown

Passengers have the choice of hovercraft, ferry, helicopter, or the new Pelican Water Taxi to cross the bay to Freetown.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Arik Air Banjul, Dakar, Lagos
ASKY Airlines Accra, Bamako, Banjul, Conakry
BMI London-Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels, Dakar
Eagle Air
Elysian Airlines Banjul, Conakry, Dakar, Monrovia
Kenya Airways Accra, Nairobi
Paramount Airlines
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Sierra National Airlines
TACV Banjul, Dakar

Incidents and accidents

On August 11th, 2004 at around 2:30 p.m. a Boeing 737 plane operated by Air Guinea Express crashed while failing to take off at Lungi Airport. None of the 70 passengers aboard were killed.

On June 3, 2007, a helicopter flight from Freetown exploded and crashed on landing at Lungi airport, killing all 22 people on board. The helicopter, a Russian Mi-8, was operated by Paramount Airlines, which shuttles passengers between Sierra Leone's coastal capital Freetown and Lungi airport. [1]



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General Info
Country Sierra Leone
ICAO ID GFLL
Time UTC 0
Latitude 8.616444
08° 36' 59.20" N
Longitude -13.195489
013° 11' 43.76" W
Elevation 84 feet
26 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 008° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry


Communications
TWR 118.1
121.9
GND 121.9
APP 119.1
A/G VOICE RDO 6673
8861


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
12/30 10498 x 150 feet
3200 x 46 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME LGI FREETOWN LUNGI 102X 115.5 At Field -
NDB SL FREETOWN LUNGI - 270 1.8 NM 298.9


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.


Remarks
CAUTION Lightning arrestors aerials,100 FT. AGL, unlighted and non-collapsible, use caution LDG rwy 30 and T.O. rwy 12.
FUEL A1 (Mobil Oil Sierra Leone).
MISC All unsked flt must pay cash for enroute fees prior to dep.



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