Zorg en Hoop Airport

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Zorg en Hoop Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
Location Paramaribo, Suriname
Elevation  AMSL 10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates 05°48′40″N55°11′25″W / 5.81111°N 55.19028°W / 5.81111; -55.19028 Coordinates: 05°48′40″N55°11′25″W / 5.81111°N 55.19028°W / 5.81111; -55.19028
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SMZO
Location in Paramaribo
Runways
Direction LengthSurface
mft
11/297502,461Asphalt
Sources: GCM [1] Google Maps [2]

Zorg en Hoop Airport( IATA : ORG, ICAO : SMZO) is an airport serving general aviation in the city of Paramaribo, Suriname. It is 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) west of the Suriname River, between the city quarters of Zorg en Hoop and Flora.

Contents

The runway length includes a 200 metres (660 ft) displaced threshold on Runway 11. The airport is suitable for charters and regular services with smaller aircraft, and for helicopter flights. Connection is maintained from the airport for several smaller airports in the interior of Suriname, and for charter flights to the Caribbean. The only regular international service is to Georgetown, Guyana, with flights operated by Trans Guyana Airways and Gum Air with smaller propeller aircraft.

Airlines operating jet aircraft serve Paramaribo via Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport located 45 kilometres (28 mi) south of the city at Zanderij.

History

In October 1952, the airport was put into use when Ronald Kappel and Herman van Eyck started a first Surinamese air company. The first flight was made with a Stinson Reliant airplane with registration PZ-TAA (MSN 77-167) of the company Kappel-van Eyck. In November 1952 this company built the first hangar at Zorg en Hoop airfield and added a second Stinson Reliant (PZ-TAB) to their fleet. In the summer of 1953 Zorg en Hoop Airport was used to develop many airstrips in the interior. The first mail delivery and passenger flights in Suriname were made from Zorg en Hoop to Moengo on 22 August 1953 and to Coronie on September 28th. Later also to Nickerie and Albina with the new Piper Cub (PZ-NAC) of Kappel-van Eyck named "Colibri".

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Trans Guyana Airways [3] Georgetown–Correira

Charter flights are operated by Blue Wing Airlines [4] and Gum Air for which this airport is their mainhub and homebase. [5]

Other operators

OperatorServices
Aero Club Suriname (ACS) Aero Club, General aviation & pilot training
Hi-Jet Helicopter Services (HJS) EMS, Helicopter charter
Overeem Air Service (OAS) Charter flights and crop dusting
Pegasus Air Services [6] (PAS) Helicopter charter and training flights
Suriname Air Force / (Surinaamse Luchtmacht) (SAF) Military missions
Surinaamse Medische Zendings Vliegdienst / Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)Medical services & Community Development
United Aviation Services (UAS) Helicopter charter
Vortex Aviation Suriname (VAS)General aviation maintenance and pilot training flights

See also

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References

  1. Airport information for Zorg en Hoop Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. Google Maps - Zorg en Hoop
  3. "Trans Guyana Airways -" . Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 22, 2013. Retrieved June 14, 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. Super User. "Gum Air - Destinations" . Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  6. "Pegasus" . Retrieved 6 June 2015.