Surinam Airways

Surinam Airways

Infobox Airline
airline = Surinam Airways

logo_size = 300
fleet_size = 2
destinations = 7
callsign = SURINAM
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founded = 1955
headquarters = flagicon|Suriname Paramaribo, Suriname
key_people =
hubs = Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport
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Surinam Airways is the national airline of Suriname, based in Paramaribo. It operates regional and long-haul scheduled passenger services. Its hub is at Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport.


The airline was established in 1955 to link towns in what was then known as Dutch Guiana or Suriname. The initial service between Paramaribo and Moengo was soon expanded to other destinations, before the official creation of Surinaamse Luchtvaart Maatschappij (SLM) on 30 August 1962. The airline became the national carrier upon Suriname's independence from the Netherlands on 25 November 1975. It is wholly owned by the Surinamese government.


Surinam Airways operates services to the following international scheduled destinations (as of August 2008):


*Kingdom of the Netherlands
**Amsterdam (Amsterdam Airport Schiphol)

North America & Caribbean

*Kingdom of the Netherlands
***Oranjestad (Queen Beatrix International Airport)
**Netherlands Antilles
***Willemstad, Curaçao (Hato International Airport)
*Trinidad and Tobago
**Port of Spain (Piarco International Airport)
*United States
**Miami (Miami International Airport)

South America

**Belém (Val de Cães International Airport)
** Paramaribo (Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport) Hub

Incidents and accidents

* In 1989, tragedy struck when Surinam Airways Flight PY764 flew too low and crashed. The disaster remains the worst air disaster in the history of Suriname, with 176 fatalities.


The Surinam Airways fleet includes the following aircraft (at May 2008):
*1 Boeing 747-300 [] (PZ-TCM)
*1 McDonnell Douglas MD-82 [] (PZ-TCL)Surinam Airways is in talks for the lease of a B777-200ER, most probably a former United Airlines aircraft.

Previously operated

Surinam Airways also operated the following aircraft:
* Boeing 737-2L9/Adv (leased from Maersk Air) []
* Cessna 206 []
* Bombardier Dash 8 300 []
* De Havilland Canada Dash6-300 Twin Otter []
* Douglas DC-8-55 []
* Douglas DC-8-63 []
* Douglas DC-9-51 []
* McDonnell Douglas MD-87 []


External links

* [ Surinam Airways]

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