Afobaka Airstrip

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Afobaka Airstrip
Afobakka Airstrip
Airport type Public
Operator Luchtvaartdienst Suriname
Location Afobaka, Suriname
Elevation AMSL 80 ft / 24 m
Coordinates 4°59′55″N 54°59′32″W / 4.99861°N 54.99222°W / 4.99861; -54.99222Coordinates: 4°59′55″N 54°59′32″W / 4.99861°N 54.99222°W / 4.99861; -54.99222
SMAF is located in Suriname
Location in Suriname
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 795 2,608 grass
Sources: GCM[1] Google Maps[2]

Afobaka Airstrip (ICAO: SMAF) is an airstrip near Afobaka, a village in the Brokopondo District of Suriname. The airstrip is primarily used for emergency evacuation and gold shipment. It is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the campsite of the Gross Rosebel gold mine, which has its own 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 airstrip is 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) north of the dam.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines serving this airport are:

Airlines Destinations
Blue Wing Airlines Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport[3]
Caricom Airways Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport[4]
Gum Air Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport[5]
Hi-Jet Helicopter Services Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport
Suriname Air Force / Surinaamse Luchtmacht Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport

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