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Surinam Airways Appoints APG

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Surinam Airways has appointed APG as its general sales agent (GSA) in Europe.

The flag carrier of the Republic of Suriname currently operates two non-stop flight a week between Amsterdam and the capital Paramaribo, a third flight will be introduced mid-December. Under the new agreement, APG will be providing wide-ranging sales and marketing activities for Surinam Airways as well as full customer and agent support in 39 European markets, including The Netherlands. Surinam Airways has been flying to Amsterdam since 1975.

Third flight to Amsterdam

Surinam Airways (PY), also known as SLM, currently operates two non-stop flights a week between Amsterdam and Paramaribo. Flight PY 993 departs from Amsterdam on Wednesday and Sunday at 10.20 a.m., arriving in Paramaribo at 03.50 p.m. local time. Return flights (PY 994) from Paramaribo are also on Wednesday and Sunday, leaving the Surinam capital at 19.00 p.m. and arriving the next day in Amsterdam at 08.00 a.m. A third flight a week – on Friday – will be introduced starting December 17th.

Paul de HAAN, CEO of Surinam Airways said, “We are pleased to present APG as our general sales agent in Europe. APG has the world's largest and most successful passenger and cargo GSA airline representation network. Their extensive European network and long-time experience and expertise will help us to build up our presence in Europe. It is the ambition of Surinam Airways to give traffic to and from Amsterdam a boost in the post-corona area, as well as to open new destinations in Europe either direct or through partnerships.”

Kees-Jan VAN DER VELDEN, CEO of APG Benelux, Scandinavia & Baltics and Georgia said, “We are very proud that Surinam Airways has given us their trust to represent them in Europe. There have been close ties between The Netherlands and Suriname for many years and Surinam Airways has been flying to Amsterdam since 1975. We are excited to expand their brand awareness in Europe and bring many tourists and business travellers to their beautiful home country.”

Surinam Airways is the flag carrier of Surinam, officially known as the Republic of Suriname, a country on the north-eastern Atlantic coast of South America. Founded in 1953, the airline operates from its home base at Johan Adolf PENGEL International Airport (PBM) in Paramaribo. Besides the route to Amsterdam, Suriname Airways flies to destinations in South America, the Caribbean and the United States. The fleet of Surinam Airways consists of one Airbus A340-300 (operated by Air Belgium) and two Boeing 737–300 aircraft. In March 2022, Surinam Airways will receive its own Airbus A330-200.