L to R - Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Business of Suriname Amb. Albert Ramdin; Caribbean Airlines Head of Corporate Communications, Dionne Ligoure; Minister of Finance, the Honourable Armand Achaibersing and Minister of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries the Honourable Prahlad Sewdien. (Image courtesy Caribbean Airlines)

Caribbean Airlines’ first scheduled flight to Suriname since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has been described as a success.

BW 883 was an early morning arrival on Tuesday 5th April 2022, at Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport from the Piarco International Airport.  Caribbean Airlines says the service was one of three weekly flights between the two destinations.

According to the airline, the schedule is designed to enable convenient connections between Suriname and destinations in the region, and other points in the Caribbean Airlines network.

At a launch event held in Paramaribo, Caribbean Airlines reaffirmed its commitment to provide the people of Suriname with efficient and reliable airlift, along with an improved travel experience, in keeping with the airline’s campaign to “Reset Expectations” for 2022.

Caribbean Airlines Team… From left includes: Sales Executive Guyana and Suriname, Dion Inniss, Executive Manager, Customer Experience, Giselle Larond-West; Natacia Hasselbaink; Hedy Does, Stephanie Kasnan , Ethel John -A- Kiem, Head of Corporate Communications, Dionne Ligoure , Varuna Singh, Kimberly Harry and Marcus Windsor. (Image courtesy Caribbean Airlines)

Several key travel and tourism stakeholders attended the relaunch of commercial operations between Trinidad and Paramaribo, Suriname.  Among the high level dignitaries present was Suriname’s Minister of Transport, Communication and Tourism, the Honourable Albert Egbert Jubithana.

The Minister reiterated that the people of Suriname welcomed the return of Caribbean Airlines, acknowledging the challenges the region and world have faced because of the pandemic.

Caribbean Airlines expects the relaunch of the route will offer increased opportunities for trade and leisure travel.