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|Bases||Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport|
|Focus cities||Cheddi Jagan International Airport|
|Key people||Henk D. Jessurun (President) |
At 16 September 2008, Surinam Airways had 400 employees.
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.
- French Guiana
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United States of America
The Surinam Airways fleet includes the following aircraft (at 26 November 2009):
|Airbus A340-300||1||0||317 (12/305)||International: Amsterdam|
|Boeing 737-300||2||0||126 (8/118)||Short-Medium haul|
Surinam Airways also operated the following aircraft:
|Boeing 737-200Adv||Leased from Maersk Air|||
|Boeing 747-300||Replaced by Airbus A340|
Retired: 24 November 2009
|Bombardier Dash 8 300|||
|De Havilland Canada Dash6-300 Twin Otter|||
|McDonnell Douglas MD-82||Replaced by: Boeing 737-300|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-87|||
Incidents and accidents
- On 7 June 1989, Surinam Airways Flight 764, a Douglas DC-8, crashes near Paramaribo, Suriname due to pilot error, of the 187 onboard only 11 survive. The disaster remains the worst air disaster in the history of Suriname.