Surinam Airways, also known by its initials SLM, is the flag carrier of Suriname, based in Paramaribo, South America. It operates regional and long-haul scheduled passenger services. Its hub is at Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport. It also operates flights from Amsterdam. As of July 2012, Surinam Airways was wholly owned by the government of Suriname. The airline provides reliable, profitable transport adhering to international standards and driven by an inspired staff, to the complete satisfaction of their customers. Its goal is to be its customers' first choice, which it aims to achieve by offering customer-oriented route schedules. It strives to be an innovative, product-oriented organisation where honourable, empowered and loyal staff provide customers with true Surinamese hospitality.