An exact reason has not been given, it could be operational matters, such as financial problems. The Surinamese aviation company is going through difficult financial times. When the Dutchman Paul de Haan was hired as general manager more than a year ago, there was a debt of more than 100 million US dollars.
There are now plans for a thorough restructuring. There are also calls for the company to be declared bankrupt. However, President Chan Santokhi of Suriname does not want to hear about it. According to him, the company can continue to exist after a reorganization.
One of the canceled flights from Amsterdam to Paramaribo was scheduled for just after ten o’clock on Friday morning. A number of early travelers were already at Schiphol when they received the message about the cancellation.
Shortly afterwards, SLM announced that the flights from Amsterdam to Paramaribo for Saturday and Sunday will also be cancelled.