Lawa Anapaike Airstrip

Lawa Anapaike Airstrip
Airport typePublic
OperatorLuchtvaartdienst Suriname
LocationAnapaike, Suriname
Elevation AMSL373 ft / 114 m
Coordinates3°24′40″N 54°01′40″W / 3.41111°N 54.02778°W / 3.41111; -54.02778Coordinates: 3°24′40″N 54°01′40″W / 3.41111°N 54.02778°W / 3.41111; -54.02778
SMLA is located in Suriname
Location in Suriname
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 580 1,903 Grass
09/27 560 1,837 Grass
Sources: GCM[1] HERE Maps[2]

Lawa Anapaike Airstrip (ICAO: SMLA) is an airstrip serving the Wayana village of Kawemhakan on the Lawa River in Suriname. The airstrip of this relatively modern indigenous village is named after its former chief Anapaike.

Charters and destinations

Charter Airlines serving this airport are:

Blue Wing AirlinesParamaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport[3]
Caricom AirwaysParamaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport[4]
Gum AirParamaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport[5]
Hi-Jet Helicopter ServicesParamaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport
Suriname Air Force/
Surinaamse Luchtmacht
Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport
Surinaamse Medische Zendings Vliegdienst / MAFParamaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport
United Air Services (UAS)Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport
Vortex Aviation Suriname(VAS)Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport

Incidents and accidents

  • Suriname On 29 March 2012 a Blue Wing Airlines Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (PZ-TSK) veered to the left of the runway at the Lawa Anapaike Airstrip hitting some tree stumps during its landing. The airplane was lightly damaged, but all ten occupants, the pilot and nine passengers escaped unhurt.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Airport information for SMLA at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ HERE/Nokia - Anapaike
  3. ^ Blue Wing schedule Archived 2013-05-22 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Caricom destinations Archived March 15, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Gum Air destinations
  6. ^ ASN

External links

  • OpenStreetMaps - Anapaike

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