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About Gum Air

Founded in 1971, Gum Air is a scheduled passenger airline operating domestic flights in Suriname. The small family-run airline is based at Zorg en Hoop Airport (ORG), which serves Paramaribo, the capital and largest city of Suriname. As well as scheduled flights, the airline also operates charter flights, and can fly to any airfield in Suriname.

The airline has an agreement with Trans Guyana Airways to provide daily flights between Paramaribo and Ogle Airport (OGL) in Georgetown, Guyana.

Gum Air will operate a fleet of 4 types of aircraft, which vary from 5 seats to 19 seats.

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Domestic Destinations

Gum Air connects Paramaribo with smaller towns and villages across the country. Below is a list of destinations that the airline operates regular scheduled passenger flights to. In addition to these destinations, the airline can also operate charter flights to any other airstrips in Suriname.

Paramaribo Zorg en Hoop Airport ORG
Benzdorp Lawa Antino Airstrip n/a
Cottica Lawa Cottica Airstrip n/a
Gakaba Gakaba Airstrip n/a
Stoelmanseiland Stoelmans Eiland Airstrip SMZ
Drietabbetje Drietabbetje Airstrip DRJ

Baggage Allowance

Checked Baggage

All passengers are permitted to checked baggage, which is included in the price of the ticket. The allowance is subject to the airline's conditions and limitations, and is dependant on the aircraft being operated. Checked baggage allowance will be confirmed during the booking process.

Carry-On Baggage

Carry-on baggage will only be allowed when space permits. Carry-on baggage refers to personal processions such as a laptop, small bag, or camera. When space does not permit, the airline may require the personal items to be included as part of the passengers free baggage allowance.

Check-In Information

Check-In Online

Online check-in is not currently available.

Airport Check-In

Passengers are adviced to arrive as early as possible to complete check-in, usually about 2 hours prior to scheduled departure.

Class Fares: Standard Seating

There is only one class of seating onboard Gum Air flights: standard (Economy) seating.

What is seating like?

The aircraft that will be operated will depend on the demand and the route bing operated. When flying in the Cessna (Cessna 208B Grand Caravan) passengers will experience a quiet and spacious cabin. The De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter can carry more passengers, up to 19.


Facilities onboard the aircraft will be limited during the flight, due to the nature of the smaller aircraft. There is storage space under the seats. However, passengers are advised to make the most of meal/snack and W/C facilities at the airport before departure.

Frequent Flyer Program

The airline does not currently offer a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

Gum Air has an agreement with Trans Guyana Airways to operate daily flights between Zorg en Hoop Airport (ORG) and Ogle Airport (OGL) in Georgetown, Guyana.

Special Services

The airline can provide a number of special services for those with disabilities or requiring additional assistance. However, due to the smaller aircraft that the carrier operates, there may be restrictions. Therefore, is advised to contact our customer service team before you book to avoid disappointment, as the airline will need to be notified prior to flying.


During its 40+ year history, Gum Air has operated various types of STOL (Short Take Off & Landing) aircraft. These aircraft are ideal for more challenging terrain or airs-fields, due to their ability to take-off along short runways. The number of passenger seats range between 5 and 19, depending on the aircraft. The De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter can seat up to 19 passengers. The airline also owns two Cessna U206B/G Stationair 6/Super Skywagon, four Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, and a Robinson R44 Raven.

Hub Airport

Zorg en Hoop Airport

Zorg en Hoop Airport (ORG) is a small airfield serving the city of Paramaribo, the capital and busiest city in Suriname. The airport serves flights to a number of smaller domestic airports within Suriname. From the airport travellers can also book charter flights to the Caribbean. Trans Guyana Airways, Blue Wing Airlines, and Gum Air are currently the only airlines based at the airfield. There are also helicopter and aircraft training operators based at ORG. If you're flying to Suriname from an international destination, you'll likely land at Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport, which is about an hour away from Zorg en Hoop Airport by car.

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For Domestic Flights

If you're looking for domestic flights within Suriname, Trans Guyana Airways and Blue Wing Airlines also operate a domestic network.

For International Flights

For international flights to Suriname, there are a number of international carriers that fly to the country. Suriname Airways is the national flag carrier of the country.

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