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Paramount Airlines is an aviation company in Sierra Leone that used to provide a helicopter service between the capital, Freetown, and Lungi International Airport as well as other cities within the country. Paramount Airlines also flew helicopters to other places within West Africa including Abuja, Nigeria. The flights have been grounded by the Sierra Leone government for safety reasons after the short flight from the capital Freetown crashed on landing at the Lungi International Airport, killing all 22 people on board.

The airline is on the List of air carriers banned in the European Union.

Paramount Airlines Mil Mi-8 at Freetown Lungi Airport
Paramount Airlines Mil Mi-8 at Freetown Lungi Airport, arriving from Mammy Yoko Heliport in Freetown

Accidents

See 2007 Paramount Airlines helicopter crash

On June 3, 2007, a helicopter flight from Freetown crashed on landing at Lungi airport, killing all 22 people on board.








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