Remarks: After a trip of 22+ hrs, this very interesting visitor all the way from Johannesburg, South Africa landed at ZY. Aircraft was carrying several dozen recue workers, a few dogs, media and crew as well as cargo which were on their way to help a big hand in Haïti.
Remarks: Busy ramp at ZY on this very rainy day. Surinam's newest A343 (PZ-TCP), KLM MD-11 (PH-KCD), Kosmas Air IL-76 (RA-76822), and the USAF C-17 (06-6168). The C-17 was grounded for a few days due to a Bird Strike on the #2 engine while the plane was taxiing to the ramp after landing.
Remarks: Surinam Airways finally arrives at SMJP for a warm welcome and water canon wash-in by the airport's ARFF Dept. Congratulations to Surinam Airways for receiving their first ever Airbus aircraft.
Remarks: Very far from his home base, Air Tahiti Nui was operating a few flights on behalf of Surinam Airways whose B743 has left the fleet and while their newly leased A343 was being made ready for service.