Surinam Airways (PY, Paramaribo International) has signed an eight-month dry-lease with Dubai-based lessor V2 Aviation for an A340-300 to be deployed on its only intercontinental route - between Paramaribo International and Amsterdam Schiphol, the airline said in a statement.

The aircraft – registration details of which were not disclosed - is currently still in Jordan, where it was being prepared for delivery, the date of which was also not announced. The initial lease was for eight months with an option to renew. “All players are continuing to work on the smooth handling of the phase-in process, and it is the intention to welcome the aircraft in Suriname within a short period of time,” the statement read.

Neither Surinam Airways nor V2 Aviation (Dubai) was immediately available for comment. Acting Chief Executive Officer Steven Gonesh late last year told ch-aviation the A340-300 would be an intermediate solution to be followed by a transition to an A330-200.

ch-aviation research found four A340-300s on the books of V2 Aviation (Dubai) and currently stored at Amman Queen Alia: msn 668, 835, and 921, and 938.

In the meantime, Airhub Airlines is operating rotations (PY 993/PY 994) on behalf of Surinam Airways between Paramaribo and Amsterdam with an A330-200, 9H-PAX (msn 1161), Flightradar24 ADS B data shows. The Maltese ACMI specialist would operate flights to Miami in the coming week, Surinam Airways said on social media.

In December 2022, Surinam Airways signed a dry-lease with AerCap for a B737-800, which has been deployed regionally since January 23. According to Flightradar24 ADS-B data, PZ-TCV (msn 30730) currently serves routes between Paramaribo, Curacao, Aruba, and Georgetown Cheddi Jagan, Guyana.

According to the airline, it will add its own flights to Miami International as soon as the registration process of PZ-TCV with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is completed.