Fly All Ways Airlines (8W, Paramaribo Int'l) has applied for an exemption and a foreign air carrier permit (FACP) to conduct charter flights ferrying people, property, and mail to the United States.

The privately-owned Surinamese airline currently operates scheduled and charter flights to Brazil, Guyana, Curacao, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Cuba, and Colombia.

However, according to a regulatory notice by the US Department of Transportation (DOT), Fly All Ways now has set its sights on serving passenger charters from points behind Suriname, via Suriname and intermediate stations, to any point/s in the US and beyond, to the full extent permitted by the open skies air transport agreement between the two countries. It requests that the exemption authority remains in place until the FACP is granted.

The carrier also seeks authority to conduct all-cargo charters between the US and any other point/s.

According to supporting documents, the Surinamese government has already granted Fly All Ways designated carrier status on the route.

Fly All Ways was founded in 2002 and started operations in November 2015 in South/Central America and the Caribbean.

According to its application, its current active fleet comprises two owned 80-seater Fokker 70s - PZ-TFB (msn 11570) and PZ-TFC (msn 11579) - which it uses for flights to Georgetown Cheddi Jagan, Aruba, Grenada, Port au Prince, Punta Cana, Curacao, Belém, Santo Domingo Las Américas, and Havana Int'l, amongst others.

Another F70 - PZ-TFA (msn 11556) - has been grounded at Paramaribo since March 2020, according to Flightradar24 ADS-B data. The ch-aviation fleets advanced module reveals it also wet-leases one DHC-6-400 from Zimex Aviation (XM, Zurich) for a passenger charter contract from French petroleum firm Total for flights between Suriname and French Guiana.

It's main competitor at Paramaribo Int'l used to be Surinam Airways (PY, Paramaribo Int'l), but as reported, the carrier's last remaining aircraft, a B737-700, was seized by lessor Aircastle in mid-June.