Surinam's Airbus A340 has its last journey

Amsterdam, the Netherlands - The only widebody jet of Surinam Airways, an Airbus A340-300, had its last journey today.

The Airbus A340-300 of the Surinam Airways had been on the ground for a long time at Schiphol International Airport in the Netherlands. The aircraft flew to the United States with a stopover in Spain today, where it will be scrapped.

Surinam Airways historically operated two Airbus A340s. The first quadjet was employed by the Surinamese airline between 2009 and 2015. From 2015, the second A340-300 took over the airline's transatlantic routes.

The 21-old aircraft was built for China Southwest Airlines and was the only long-haul aircraft in the Surinam Airways' fleet. Surinam Airways operated it between Paramaribo, South America, and Schipol, Amsterdam during its career with the airline.

The aircraft also made charter flights on behalf of leisure operator TUI Airways.

Surinam's A340 was repeatedly grounded due to technical problems.

A Boeing 777-200ER will soon be added to the Surinam Airways fleet to take over the scheduled flights from Paramaribo to Schiphol. With the arrival of a Boeing 787 on order, the 777-200ER will be returned to the lessor.

Surinam Airways' fleet consists of two Boeing 737-200s that are deployed on the South American carrier's regional routes.