ICF is working with the Government of Sierra Leone to improve connections for air passengers between Freetown and the International Airport in Lungi, 176km away. The journey can take up to seven hours by road and alternative transport methods are expensive and unreliable.
The project aims to establish safe and reliable transfer services between Freetown and Lungi and reduce airport transfer time and costs. An airport transfer before check-in by boat or helicopter is expected to be a maximum of two hours or one hour, respectively. In addition, a regulatory and administrative framework will be established to enable the private sector to participate in providing transport.