Surinam Airways (also known by its initials (SLM) is the flag carrier of Suriname based in Paramaribo and is wholly owned by the Government of Suriname. The airline was established in 1953 to link small towns and now operates regional and long-haul scheduled passenger services. Some of the popular destinations covered by the airline include Amsterdam, Oranjestad, Port of Spain, Miami, Belem, Georgetown and Paramaribo. Surinam Airways has its hub airport at Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport (PBM) in Suriname.
Surinam Airways has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage, as well as whether you're flying internationally or regionally.
Regional flights with Surinam Airways, the following is applicable:
Intercontinental flights with Surinam Airways, the following is applies:
Regional flights with Surinam Airways the following is applicable:
Mid-Atlantic flights with Surinam Airways the following is applies:
There are 2 official cabin classes onboard a Surinam Airways flight. Passengers can choose between Economy and Business Class, read the information below to find out more about the individual classes.
Experience hospitality with Surinam Airways economy class. Flight attendants are dedicated to serving you, welcoming you and offering you with sincere hospitality.
Surinam Airways offer tasty and mouth-watering dishes and snacks on board. The airline offers a variety of meal and beverage choices in its flights, as well as special meals such as vegetarian, religious and diabetic packages, which gets reviewed every 2 months. Depending on the aircraft you're flying with you can enjoy the in-flight entertainment system with a range of movies, games and much more. The airlines also offer an exclusive in-flight magazine called Sabaku.
Sit back and relax in Surinam Airways comfortable leather seats with a good amount of legroom.
Serving you all the way; enjoy the comfort, privacy and personal attention.
Onboard you can satisfy your hunger with tasty food made to perfection with high attention to the presentation. Stay entertained with Surinam Airways blue box entertainment tablet which allows you to watch movies, listen to music and see the latest news.
Also included in the Business class service are dedicated business class check-in counters at the airport, business class lounges offering privacy and comfort and priority booking and baggage retrieval upon arrival at your destination.
Seat in Business class is very comfortable with an ample amount of space and legroom to stretch those legs.
Flights between Paramaribo, Georgetown, Port of Spain, Curacao, Aruba, Miami, Belem, Cayenne, Miami-Orlando check-in starts 3 hours and ends 1 hour before the departure time of the flight. For Business Class and Online check-in, check-in is 90 minutes before departure of the flight.
Flights between Paramaribo to Amsterdam check-in begins 5 hours and ends 2 hours before the departure time of flight. For Business Class online check-in is 90 minutes before the departure time of the flight.
The airline doesn't currently offer a frequent flyer program.
The airline doesn't currently participate in any airline alliances.
Surinam Airways provides a range of special services to its passengers. Please see below the following services it offers:
All children between the ages of 5 and 18, travelling alone or without a parent or legal guardian must be in possession of:
Surinam Airways will deny children who are not able to show at least one of the documents at time of check-in.
For the export of pets the following data and documents are required:
If you need wheelchair assistance at the airport, you must inform Surinam Airways of this at least 72 hours before departure of your flight. You can request this service by getting through to the airline's offices; or the Alternative Airlines customer service team if you have booked through our website. For more information on this please see our wheelchair assistance page.
The airline doesn't currently offer any Wi-Fi connectivity onboard.
Surinam Airways flies to many destinations including Aruba, Belem, Willemstad, Cayenne, Georgetown, Amsterdam, Paramaribo, Port of Spain and Miami.
As of October 2019, Suriname Airways operates scheduled flights to the following destinations:
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Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport (PBM) is the largest of the airports in Suriname and is the hub airport for Suriname Airways. The airport has one runaway. Other airlines which fly to and from this airport include Fly All Ways, Caribbean Airlines, Copa Airways, Gol Transportes Aéreos (previously VRG), Trans Guyana Airways, TUI fly Netherlands, KLM and Surinam Airways.
Surinam Airways ordered two Boeing 737-300 aircraft from AWAS to replace the McDonnell Douglas MD-82 in 2009. In November the same year, Surinam Airways retired the Boeing 747-300 from service.
As of October 2019, Suriname Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft: