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Surinam - Very Honest About The Fleet!  
User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3934 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2710 times:

This just took me a bit by surprise:

http://www.slm.nl/?EN/2/9

They seem very honest about their 747, proudly telling customers how it was once parked in the desert, and had to have parts replaced to become fully airworthy!

Most airlines just claim to have one of the most modern fleets in the sky...!

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User currently offlineVrille From Netherlands, joined Apr 2007, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 18 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

Hi Vasu,

They did this more or less on purpose. As everybody knew in 2004 that Surinam Airways was buying an "old" 747 from the KLM some people doubted the serviceability of it (their question was; why would Surinam buy it if KLM was retiring it as being an old aircraft).
As an answer Surinam Airways started a sort of media campaign to show that they were meeting all standards and even taped a complete movie about the overhaul the aircraft needed by that time. This all was done to show the customers that they would fly with a safe and updated aircraft.

Regards,
Vrille

[Edited 2008-03-30 01:44:34]

User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 2268 times:



Quoting Vrille (Reply 1):

Is this movie available to watch on the internet?

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineVrille From Netherlands, joined Apr 2007, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 2219 times:



Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 2):
Is this movie available to watch on the internet?

As long as I know it is not, however I know that there were DVD´s that they were producing of it, maybe you can contact them and ask for the DVD?


User currently offlineCEO@AFG From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 247 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 12 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

How's Surinam Airways doing? Are they a profitable airline or a propped up government subsidy case?

Often wanted to fly on that 743 when travelling through AMS, she's absolutely gorgeous  hearts 



"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue." Steven McCroskey, Airplane!
User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 10 hours ago) and read 1801 times:



Quoting CEO@AFG (Reply 4):
How's Surinam Airways doing? Are they a profitable airline or a propped up government subsidy case?

Often wanted to fly on that 743 when travelling through AMS, she's absolutely gorgeous

Before fuel prices skyrocketed, they were profitable. Last couple of years have been dismal however. There are also way too many people working at PY. Something like 300 employees, and they only have two planes.

However, if you choose to fly PY, I hear the service is great (I haven't flown PY since 2000 and back then the service was also nice). And those planes look really nice, even though I prefer the old livery:


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Photo © Felix Goetting



For the record, this is their current fleet:


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Photo © Nigel Steele




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