Welcome to the 90th instalment of the marathon Caribbean Aviation Thread. Our fellow CARICOM brothers and sisters from "down under" would definitely recognize the unique title of this edition of Caribbean Aviation! This thread is dedicated to Suriname, and more specifically, the capital city of Paramaribo. Tourism authorities in PBM are campaigning to have Suriname as a more tourist friendly destination. One of the most conspicuous examples of this campaign is the branding of the capital as the.."CITY OF SMILES."
Influenced by numerous cultures - African, Amerindian, Asian, Jewish and Dutch - Suriname reflects this diversity harmoniously in its day to day life.Dominated by mighty rivers which provide essential highways into the rainforest and jungles of the interior, which remain virtually untouched by man, Suriname is waiting to be explored. Suriname's hometown airline is Suriname Airways with services to the Caribbean, North America and Europe. They operate two B733s and 1 A343.
4th and final Fokker 50 for Insel Air Aruba arrives in mid July.
Insel Air looking at fleet options as it looks to expand into North and South America.
Redjet begins flights between POS and BGI and soon to start POS-GEO and POS-KIN rotations.
BW 523 (9Y-PBM) overshots runway and breaks into two in GEO. All pax survive.
9Y-SXM and 9Y-JMF delivered to BW on July 28.
9Y-JMC delivered to BW on August 17.
LI add fuel surcharge. In effect since August 15.
VS 744 (G-VXLG) blows tires after accidentally entering construction end of runway (Aug 11).
BW to keep MCO route via KIN from August 15.
BW chairman resignation reversed seemingly after a compromise on the purchase of 2 LAN 763ERs is reached.
Trans Guyana Airways BN2 Islander (8R-GHD) skids off Port Kaituma runway.
Photos of PBM!