Surinam Airways

Airline info

  • Address: Mr. Jagernath Lachmonstraat, 136 POBox 2029, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Contact number: +597 465700
  • Website:
  • IATA code/ICAO code: PY /SLM

On-time performance and safety record

  • On time performance (2022): No info available
  • Average age of fleet (2023): 16.6 years
  • Major accidents in last 10 years: 0
  • Accidents with fatalities: 0
  • Airlineratings** safety rating: 7/7
  • Covid-19 safety*** rating: No info available
** AIRLINERATINGS SAFETY RATING is based on a comprehensive analysis of crash and pilot related serious incident data combined with audits from the world’s aviation governing body ICAO and leading association, IATA, along with the latest COVID-19 compliance data. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also
*** COVID-19 SAFETY RATING takes into consideration seven factors for each airline: COVID-19 website information and instructions, social distancing on boarding, Flight Attendant personal protection equipment, face masks compulsory, meal service modified, passenger sanitizer kit, deep clean of aircraft. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also

The national airline of Suriname flies a network encompassing destinations in South America, the Caribbean, the US plus Amsterdam in Europe. It recently substituted its sole Airbus A340-300 with an ex-Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200ER which boats a 1+2+1 cross section and lie-flat seats in Business Class and generous seat pitch in Economy. This aircraft features a stunning, new livery

  • Name: Surinam Airways
  • Date founded: 1953 – commenced operations in January 1955
  • IATA code/ICAO code: PY /SLM
  • CEO: Gerard Lau
  • Address: Mr. Jagernath Lachmonstraat, 136 POBox 2029, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Contact number: +597 465700
  • Website:
  • Hub: Paramaribo
  • Focus cities: None
  • Airline alliance: None
  • Frequent flyer programme: Loyal Wings
  • Fleet:

    3 aircraft

    • 1 Boeing 777-200ER / 271 passengers (26 Business, 245 Economy)
    • 2 Boeing 737-700 / 128 seats (8 Business, 120 Economy)
  • Type of carrier: Full-service
  • Skytrax* rating: Not rated
  • * SKYTRAX ( is the most prestigious independent rating agency in commercial aviation. Its five stars rating system regarding airline quality has become a status symbol for carriers around the world. Here is what the stars stand for:

    • - 5 STARS: Awarded to airlines achieving a very high, overall quality performance. It recognizes high standards of onboard product together with consistent and excellent standards of staff service across airport and cabin environments
    • - 4 STARS: Awarded to airlines that deliver a good overall quality performance and provide good product standards across different travel cabins
    • - 3 STARS: Awarded to airlines delivering a fair quality performance equating to the industry 'average' of acceptable product and service standards
    • - 2 STARS: Shows airlines delivering a lower total quality performance, in some instances below the industry average across many rating categories
    • - 1 STAR: Represents a poor quality of product delivered across the assessment sectors
  • Checked luggage:

    Free baggage allowance is 2 bags of 23kg in Business, 1 bag of 23kg in Economy on regional flights; 2 bags of 32kg in Business, 1 bag of 25kg in Economy on long-haul (trans-Atlantic) flights

  • Pre-selection of seat:

    Free in Business; no info available regarding eat pre-selection in Economy

  • Priority check-in:

    Business passengers

  • Fast track at security:

    No info available

  • Access to lounge:

    Business passengers

  • Priority boarding:

    Business passengers

  • Seat pitch:
    • 57 inches (145cm) in Business, 34 inches (86cm) in Economy on the B777-200ER;
    • 38 inches (96cm) in Business, 31 inches (79cm) in Economy on the B737-700
  • Seat width:
    • 27 inches (68cm) in Business, 17.5 inches (44.5cm) in Economy on the B777-200ER;
    • 20 inches (51cm) in Business, 17 inches (43cm) in Economy on the B737-700
  • USB port and power socket:

    Available in Business on the B777-200ER

  • Lie-flat seat:

    In Business on the B777-200ER

  • Vanity kit:

    In Business on long-haul flights

  • IFE screen width:
    • 15.4 inches (39cm) in Business, 10.6 inches (27cm) in Economy on the B777-200ER
  • Wi-fi:

    No info available

  • Inflight magazine:


  • Onboard kit for kids:


  • Food and beverages:

    Complimentary in all classes on all flights

  • Upgraded meals in Premium Economy: Not available
  • Dine on demand in Business Class: No
  • Pets:

    No info available


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