Kayser Airstrip

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Kayser Airstrip
Eilerts de Haan Airstrip
Airport type Public
Operator Luchtvaartdienst Suriname
Location Kayserberg, Suriname
Elevation AMSL 849 ft / 259 m
Coordinates 3°05′35″N 56°28′25″W / 3.09306°N 56.47361°W / 3.09306; -56.47361Coordinates: 3°05′35″N 56°28′25″W / 3.09306°N 56.47361°W / 3.09306; -56.47361
SMKE is located in Suriname
Location in Suriname
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 1,150 3,773 grass
Sources: GCM[1] Google Maps[2]

Kayser Airstrip (ICAO: SMKE) is near the Kayser Mountain range in Sipaliwini District, Suriname. It was constructed as part of Operation Grasshopper ( a project to look for natural resources) and has one long grass runway. Fishing and wildlife tours are prime users of the airstrip.


The runway was laid out in the framework of Operation Grasshopper and is located on the Zuid River (branch of the Lucie River) near the Kayser Mountain range, named after the explorer Mr. C.C. Käyser. In July 1959 under the direction of Dr. D.C. Geijskes an expedition began in preparation for the airports at the Coeroeni River and the Kayser Mountains. In December 1960, Kayser Airstrip opened up for public air traffic in Suriname.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Currently, no scheduled airlines are offered from Kayser Airstrip.


Charter Airlines serving this airport are:

Blue Wing AirlinesParamaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport[3]
Caricom AirwaysParamaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport[4]
Gum AirParamaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport[5]
Hi-Jet Helicopter ServicesParamaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport
Suriname Air Force / Surinaamse LuchtmachtParamaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport

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