AirFranceJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2453 times:
SLM used to fly DC-8's from Paramaribo to Amsterdam and Miami throughout the 80's.
One of their DC-8's "Anthony Nesty", named after the national swimmer who brought home a gold medal in the 1988 Summer Olympics went down on approach into Paramaribo, killing all onboard including I believe the entire national soccer team. Lots of info about this crash on the net.
SLM briefly used an MD-87 and I believe they now use a DC-9. They operate their own aircraft to POS, BGI, GEO, CAY, Belem and I believe St. Maarten. They also fly to Curacao where they connect with either ALM or DCA which flies to Miami. Either way, the SLM route to Miami is a code share. I'm not sure if ALM or DCA fly direct MIA-PBM. SLM also code shares with KLM with KL aircraft on the AMS-PBM route. Hope this helps.