The USA and Suriname have signed an open skies agreement that will liberalise air services between the two countries in the coming years.
Full implementation will occur after an "exchange of diplomatic notes" once certain criteria are met, according to the US State Department. The agreement was signed in Paramaribo, Suriname, on 8 July.
Liberalisation will allow for "unrestricted air service by the airlines of both countries between and beyond the other's territory", according to the State Department.
This includes both fifth or sixth freedoms of the air, the agency tells Flightglobal.
Surinam Airways is the only airline with direct service to the USA from Suriname. The flight makes a stop in either Aruba or Georgetown, Guyana.
No airlines fly nonstop between the USA and Suriname, Innovata FlightMaps Analytics shows.