Lawa Antino Airstrip

Lawa Antino Airstrip
Airport typePublic
OperatorLuchtvaartdienst Suriname
Elevation AMSL740 ft / 226 m
Coordinates3°37′12″N 54°08′35″W / 3.62000°N 54.14306°W / 3.62000; -54.14306
SMTA is located in Suriname
Location in Suriname
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 1,155 3,789 Gravel
Sources: Bing Maps[1] Antino Gold Project[2]

Lawa Antino Airstrip (ICAO: SMTA) is an airstrip serving the gold mining concessions near the town of Benzdorp in Suriname. The runway is 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) southwest of the town.

Charters and destinations

Charter Airlines serving this airport are:

Blue Wing AirlinesCharter: Paramaribo–Zorg en Hoop[3]
Gum AirCharter: Paramaribo–Zorg en Hoop[4]
United Air ServicesCharter: Paramaribo–Zorg en Hoop
Vortex Aviation SurinameCharter: Paramaribo–Zorg en Hoop

Notable disasters

On April 3, 2008, an airplane operated by Blue Wing Airlines crashed upon landing at the Lawa Antino Airport near Benzdorp in which 19 people in total (2 crew, 17 passengers) were killed. The Lawa Antino airport is 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) west of Benzdorp.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Bing Maps - Antino
  2. ^ Antino Gold Project
  3. ^ Blue Wing schedule Archived 2013-05-22 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Gum Air destinations
  5. ^ "Crash Antonov AN-28 PZ-TSO". Retrieved 1 January 2023.

External links

  • OpenStreetMap - Antino

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