Passengers on the inaugural Surinam Airways flight between Aruba and Orlando Sanford were presented with an inaugural flight certificate on 3 April, while a selection of elegantly decorated chocolates were also provided at the Florida airport. The carrier will operate a weekly flight between the two destinations on its 737-300s.
- Surinam Airways has returned to Orlando Sanford (SFB) by beginning a weekly service from Aruba (AUA), with the flight originating from Paramaribo. Launched on 3 April, flights operate into Sanford on Mondays arriving at 16:30, with the return flight to Aruba departing on Tuesdays at 16:00, meaning the aircraft spends nearly 24 hours on the ground at Sanford. The 2,148-kilometre route from Aruba to Sanford, which is flown on the airline’s 737-300s, will face no direct competition, however Southwest Airlines does operate a daily service between Orlando and Aruba. Surinam Airways is no stranger to Sanford, with it having operated a weekly (Fridays) flight from Georgetown in Guyana, which also originated from Paramaribo, up until 1 October last year. The route from Paramaribo via Georgetown was originally launched on 2 July 2015. Vote for Orlando Sanford’s FTWA in this week’s Arch of Triumph Public Vote.