Suriname is a coountry in the north of South America, until 1975 the country belonged to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. History has ensured Dutch is still the official language of the country. Only 600,000 people live in Suriname, about half of the population live in the capital Paramaribo. The vast majority of Suriname is covered by jungle. Via the Suriname River and the Brokopondo Reservoir you can reach deep into the jungle by boat. Suriname has two airports that are used for commercial flights, Paramaribo J.A. Pengel Airport south of the capital and Zorg en Hoop Airport in Paramaribo. Paramaribo Johan Adolf Pengel Airport is better known to the locals as Zanderij Airport. The country’s national flag carrier is Surinam Airways (SLM – Surinaamse Luchtvaart Maatschappij).

Practical information about Suriname

Time zone: UTC-3
Currency: SRD Surinamese dollar
National Day: 25 November
Airport: vliegveld

On vacation to Suriname? Compare the prices of car hire companies and book a rental car (cheapest deals & reliable providers).

What are the busiest airports in Suriname?

Airport IATA Passengers
Paramaribo Johan Adolf Pengel Airport PBM 450,979 offers free airport information through its own websites and partners. The use of this data is only permitted for non-commercial purposes, provided that the source is mentioned. Use for commercial purposes requires permission from, see the disclaimer.