U.S.-Suriname Open Skies Agreement Now In Force

On December 9, 2014, the U.S.-Suriname Open Skies Agreement entered into force.  This agreement has the potential to strengthen and expand trade and tourism links between the United States and Suriname to the benefit of businesses, tourists, and other travelers.  It will enable expanded air service, more choice to passengers, and encourage price competition by airlines, while safeguarding aviation safety and security for all travelers.

The United States has entered into Open Skies agreements with more than 100 partners from every region of the world and at every level of economic development.  Open Skies agreements have vastly expanded international passenger and cargo flights to and from the United States, promoting increased travel and trade, enhancing productivity, and spurring high-quality job opportunities and economic growth.  Open Skies agreements do this by eliminating government interference in the commercial decisions of air carriers about routes, capacity, and pricing, freeing carriers to provide more affordable, convenient, and efficient air service for consumers.

More information on Open Skies agreements and the full text of the U.S.-Suriname Open Skies Agreement can be found at Open Skies Agreements webpage.

The U.S. Embassy will continue to support to Republic of Suriname’s efforts to complete the steps necessary to establish non-stop flights between our two countries.  The U.S. Embassy is confident that non-stop service between Suriname and the United States will benefit many travelers and expand trade and tourism ties between our nations.  The U.S. Embassy celebrates the new Open Skies Agreement and will continue to support improved travel connections between our nations.