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Press release from PR Newswire

UATP Continues Online Acceptance With Surinam Airways

Thursday, December 15, 2011

UATP Continues Online Acceptance With Surinam Airways08:56 EST Thursday, December 15, 2011WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Surinam Airways, Paramaribo, Suriname, is the latest airline to expand its distribution to include online acceptance of UATP at www.flyslm.com.  Effective immediately, Surinam Airways accepts all UATP cards throughout all its distribution channels. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081118/NETU022LOGO )"Corporate travel continues to expand," said Mr. Clyde Cairo VP Commercial Affairs, Surinam Airways.  "To have maximum effectiveness and ease of use for our corporate travelers, we needed to accept UATP online.  This channel will help Surinam Airways to continue to grow our base and provide our travelers what they want."  Surinam Airways aims to be the customer's first choice.  By fulfilling customer needs and concentrating on customer-oriented route schedules, and an innovative, product-oriented organization, Surinam Airways continues its international expansion.  "Expanding channels for increased UATP acceptance provides the customer with easy options for their travel management programs," said Ralph Kaiser, president and CEO, UATP.  "We look forward to seeing Surinam Airways grow its corporate client market share and its continued global expansion."For more information, visit http://uatp.com or www.slm.firm.srAbout UATP UATP accounts are accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel worldwide by airlines, travel agencies and Amtrak®. UATP accounts are issued by: Air New Zealand (ANZFF.PK); American Airlines (NYSE: AMR); Austrian Airlines; China Eastern Airlines Co., Ltd; Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL); EL AL Israel Airlines Ltd; GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and Bovespa: GOLL4); Hahn Air; Japan Airlines; Qantas Airways, Ltd. (QUBSF.PK); United Airlines (NYSE: UAL); and US Airways (NYSE: LCC). AirPlus International issues the UATP-based Company Account for: British Airways (LSE: IAG); Continental Airlines (NYSE: UAL); and Lufthansa German Airlines.About Surinam Airways Surinam Airways Ltd will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2012.Started as a domestic operator this small airline became the National Carrier in 1975.Immediately it expands the activities with an international operation to Europe, the Caribbean, Brazil and North- America.Nowadays the fleet consists of Boeing 737 aircrafts, for the regional operation while the Mid-Atlantic Route (to and from Europe) is served with an Airbus A340-311.  The Security and Safety standards within the company are very high, reason why Surinam Airways is certified as an IOSA Carrier.With numerous Interline agreements, Surinam Airways can offer you a variety of destinations worldwide.Please check us on www.flyslm.comContact: UATP Corporate CommunicationsWendy Ward, wward@uatp.com +1 202 626 4077 SOURCE UATP