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Surinam Airways is the flag carrier 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 1953, aimed at operating feeder flights from a domestic network. Scheduled operations started in 1955, initially serving the Paramaribo–Moengo route. On 30 August 1962, the company was taken over by the Surinamese government and renamed SLM – Surinaamse Luchtvaart Maatschappij. Upon the country's independence in November 1975 , the carrier was appointed as the national airline of the Republic of Suriname, and it also started services to Amsterdam using a Douglas DC-8-63 that was leased from KLM. As of July 2012 , it is wholly owned by the Government of Suriname.
At one time the company had its head office at Coppenamelaan 136.
Surinam Airways operates scheduled services to the following destinations, as of October 2012
. Terminated destinations are also listed.
The sole Surinam Airways Airbus A340-300 is seen here at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in 2011.
As of April 2013
, the Surinam Airways fleet comprises the following aircraft, with an average age of 17.3 years:
Surinam Airways Fleet
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In early 2009, Surinam Airways ordered two Boeing 737-300 aircraft from AWAS to replace the McDonnell Douglas MD-82.
In August 2009, Surinam Airways decided to lease an Airbus A340-300 which will be ex-Air France.
On 24 November 2009, Surinam Airways replaced the Boeing 747-300 with the Airbus A340.
Surinam Airways operated the following aircraft throughout its history:
Incidents and accidents