Afobaka Airstrip

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Afobaka Airstrip
IATA: noneICAO: SMAF
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Luchtvaartdienst Suriname
Location Afobaka, Suriname
Elevation AMSL 10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates 4°59′54″N 54°59′31″W / 4.9982°N 54.9919°W / 4.9982; -54.9919Coordinates: 4°59′54″N 54°59′31″W / 4.9982°N 54.9919°W / 4.9982; -54.9919
Map
SMAF is located in Suriname
SMAF
SMAF
Location in Suriname
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3,937 1,200 grass

Afobaka Airstrip (ICAO: SMAF) is an airstrip located near Afobaka, a village in the Brokopondo District of Suriname with one grass runway. The airstrip with an approximate length of 1.2 kilometers is primarily used for emergency evacuation, and gold shipment. The airstrip is located 5 kilometers from the campsite of the Gross Rosebel gold mine, which also has its own 1 kilometer long Gross Rosebel Airstrip.

History of the airstrip[edit]

Between 1960 and 1964, the 1913 meter-long Afobaka Dam was built on the Suriname River, creating the Brokopondo Reservoir. The Afobaka Airstrip is nearby this Brokopondo Reservoir, officially named Professor Doctor Ingenieur W. J. van Blommestein Meer, and also called the "Brokopondo stuwmeer". It is named after the Surakarta-born Dutch hydro-logical engineer Willem Johan van Blommestein.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines serving this airport are:

Airlines Destinations
Blue Wing Airlines Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport[1]
Caricom Airways Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport[2]
Gum Air Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport[3]
Hi-Jet Helicopter Services Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport
Suriname Air Force / Surinaamse Luchtmacht Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://bluewingairlines.com/english/scheduled-flights/
  2. ^ http://www.caricomairways.com/destinations.html
  3. ^ http://www.gumair.com/destinations?5c9dc4b79c23ba6a007ee9697830b5e9=0719f9b031fbd87ec38c0eaeb912ae59