Country Profile

Republic of Suriname
(Republiek Suriname)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
25 November 1975
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
92 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
170 of 242 in the World

The Country


Suriname lies on the northeast coast of South America, with Guyana to the west, French Guiana to the east, and Brazil to the south.

The country is located between 53° to 58° western geographic longitude and 1° to 6° northern geographic latitude and has an area of 163.270 square kilometres (63.039 square miles). The latitude and longitude of the capital, Paramaribo, are about 55°09′ W and 5°49′ N.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Suriname History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Suriname
World Travel Guide – South America – Surinam
wikipedia: Suriname
wikipedia: History of Suriname
Governments on the WWW: Suriname


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Suriname.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

The registration prefix ‘PZ-‘ is used from 1929 to present; eg:PZ-AAA to PZ-ZZZ.

All-time Suriname – civil aircraft register (PZ-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Surinaamse Luchtmacht)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – VIP transport is provided by chartered commercial operators
Coast Guard Aviation (Suriname Coast Guard) – no aviation unit

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – Hi-Jet Helicopters provides some medical rescue services
Police Aviation (Korps Politie Suriname) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

Inter Tropical Aviation
Surinam Airways

wikipedia: Airlines of Suriname
The World’s Airlines: Suriname

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Albina AP (IATA code: ABN)
Awaradam AP (IATA code: AAJ)
Botopasie AP (IATA code: BTO)
Djoemoe AP (IATA code: DOE)
Drietabbetje AP (IATA code: DRJ)
Kasikasima AP (IATA code: KCB)
Ladouanie AP (IATA code: LDO)
Nieuw Nickerie AP (IATA code: ICK)
Moengo AP (IATA code: MOJ)
Paloemeu / Vincent Faiks AP (IATA code: OEM)
Paramaribo / Zorg en Hoop IAP (IATA code: ORG)
Paramaribo/Zandery / Johan Adolf Pengel  AP (IATA code: PBM)
Stoelmanseiland AP (IATA code: SMZ)
Totness AP (IATA code: TOT)
Wageningen AP (IATA code: AGI)
Washabo AP (IATA code: WSO)
Airports in Suriname

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing

On Show

Aviation Museums

None at present.

Airshow Dates:
Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None at present.

Aviation Bibliography

Armed Forces of Latin America (Adrian English)
Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)
World Air Forces Directory (Ian Carroll)
Military Balance (IISS)
World Air Power Journal 30, p.150

Web Links

The Latin American Aviation Historical Society

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