Freetown

Freetown is the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone, a country in West Africa. It is a major port city on the Atlantic Ocean located in the Western Area of the country and with a population of 1,070,200[1] The city is the economic, financial, and cultural center of Sierra Leone. Many of the country’s largest corporations locate their headquarters’ home offices in Freetown as well as the majority of international companies. The city’s economy revolves largely around it’s harbor – occupying a part of the estuary of the [[Sierra Leone River in one the world’s largest natural deep water harbours. Queen Elizabeth II Quay is capable of receiving oceangoing vessels and handles Sierra Leone’s main exports.

Freetown-Lungi International Airpor 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.

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.