WHO WE ARE
Welcome to Gum Air Suriname
Gum Air is a family owned company that has been in business for 50 years and have vast experiences. We serve mostly tour operators, mining businesses, local villages, medical cases and government support flights. In 2009 we expanded our services with flights to Guyana.
Unveiling the story of Gum Air N.V.
Surinam Sky FarmersSurinam Sky Farmers was founded when the Gummels brothers responded to the decision of the fledgling agricultural industry to start aerial crop treatment.
Gum Air (GA)Once Surinam Sky Farmers was fully operational SML requested passenger transportation by air, from Wageningen to Paramaribo. This was the solution to the long and tiring journey that lasted no less than 6 hours. With this request the idea was born to start with domestic flights to the interior. Gum Air has now been in business for more than 50 years and has vast experience in bush flying and operating to every single airfield in Suriname. With our fleet we mainly serve tour operators, mining businesses, local villages, medical cases and government support flights. In collaboration with Trans Guyana Airways (TGA) we maintain the Suriname – Guyana Route. GA also offers ticketing, ground handling, maintenance, refueling, passenger and cargo handling services.
Heliport Paramaribo/EAG International AirportSince 2015, Gum Air also operates a heliport that is located at the Gummelsweg. Heliport Paramaribo is the first dedicated heliport built in Suriname and is mainly used for helicopter charters, primarily for oil and gas (O&G) offshore development activities. With the recent O&G discoveries, the offshore drilling activities are increasing, demanding efficient and safe transportation of people and material to and from the drill ships. By adding two new hangars and a passenger terminal Heliport Paramaribo is expanding its operations, which is essential for their strategic plan to transform into an international airport, named: EAG Airport Management N.V
STANDARD SECURITY MEASURES
Civil Aviation Safety Authority Suriname
Gum Air N.V. utilizes the CASAS Advisory Pamphlet of prohibited and permitted items in certain areas of the airport and during the flight tour operators, mining businesses, local villages, medical cases and government support flights.
We provide charter services to the following destinations
Gum Air owns a fleet of 8 aircrafts, consisting of 3 types, varying from 5 seats to 19 seats.
Gum Air N.V owns 2 Cessna 206
The Cessna 206
The Cessna 206 enjoys a reputation of reliability. It is an ideal aircraft for short flights. It can carry a total weight of approximately 400 KG, with 5 passengers and cargo, depending on the airstrip. Within minutes it can be converted into the cargo role. This aircraft can also be used for aerial photography. Due to its sturdy airframe the Cessna 206 can be operated into short and unpaved runways without any difficulty.
Gum Air N.V. owns 4 Cessna 208 Caravans
CESSNA 208B Grandcaravan
The Cessna Grand Caravan C208 is a multi-functional aircraft. It can be converted into the cargo as well as passenger configuration. It can accommodate up to 12 passengers and has a total weight capacity of approximately 1000 KG. Due to its sturdy airframe the Cessna 208 can be operated into short and unpaved runways with ease.
Gum Air N.V. owns 2 Twin Otters.
DHC-6 Twin Otter
The Twin Otter (DHC-6) is one of the De Havilland families of "bush" aircraft noted for their rugged construction and Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) performance which makes it the ideal aircraft for operating into short, unpaved runways. The Twin Otter is capable of carrying up to 19 passengers and has a maximum weight capacity of approximately 1400 KG. The Twin Otter can also be converted for carrying bulky cargo.
Terms & Policies
Gum Air has General Conditions of Carriage applying to the carriage of passengers and baggage on GUM AIR routes.
A Safety Guide for
Aircraft Charter Passengers