CAL returning to Big Apple in time for Christmas

| 11/11/2021 | 15 Comments
Cayman News Service
Photo courtesy of Cayman Airways

(CNS): Cayman Airways is relaunching its Grand Cayman to New York route in December, just in time for the Christmas Holidays. The first flight back to the Big Apple since March 2020 will depart from Owen Roberts International Airport on 16 December. The resumption of the National Airline’s popular New York route will see four flights per week on Thursday to Sunday evenings.

“Cayman Airways has been serving the New York market since 2007, seeing passenger numbers grow from 28,000 in its first full year of operation to over 50,000 passengers annually,” said CAL Executive Vice President Paul Tibbetts. He said that as the islands begin to welcome tourists once again, Cayman Airways would continue its role of being a lever for strategic tourism and economic growth.

Tourism Director Rosa Harris said there was strong demand for the New York flight by visitors and residents. “Our local business community will benefit from having the return of this route as it connects the Cayman Islands to this important financial market. The Department of Tourism stands with Cayman Airways as a strategic partner in making the return to New York a success in the country’s reopening borders strategy.”    
 
Tourism and Transport Minister Kenneth Bryan said the service will be a welcome addition to the current CAL schedule. “It marks an important milestone in the recovery of the Cayman Islands tourism industry. New York is a primary source market for the Cayman islands, given that a high percentage of our guests originate from the tri-state area.

“This Cayman Airways direct service provides an easy and  convenient option for travellers wanting to visit our Islands from the Northeast United States and we look forward to extending our signature ‘Caymankind’ welcome when they arrive on our shores,” he added.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Great! More wasted money. When will they announce the fact that we’ve lost the route to JetBlue?

  2. Anonymous says:

    This I don’t understand. If a parent tests positive, the kids can continue to go to school with a negative LFT. If I fly in to Cayman with unvaccinated kids with a negative PCR test, they have to quarantine for 14 days. Why can’t they do the daily LFT after arrival and get on with their lives?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Who wants to come to the most infected place on earth ?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Bring back Denver
    Time for Rocky Mountain High
    And some skiing of course.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Nope Jet Blue.
    No Max-8s

  6. Anonymous says:

    signature ‘Caymankind‘ –

    Mr Bryan has compositionally tasered me. I’ve sat in one place for 45 minutes and still don’t know what to make of it.

  7. Anonymous says:

    My flight is already booked. Wish we would’ve known this a week or two again and we could’ve gone CAL.

  8. C'Mon Now! says:

    How about more than one flight a day to Miami, or maybe alternating between early in the day and afternoon so you can schedule a trip without having connections messed up on both legs.

    Flying in the middle of the day makes no sense.

    Leaving GCM at 10am eliminates a bunch on onward connections and coming back from MIA at 1pm doesn’t allow enough time to connect from many airports. Especially if you have checked luggage.

    But I guess it provides a convenient workday for CAL staff.

    • Anonymous says:

      How you must be suffering, being trapped here and all.

    • Anonymous says:

      Guess what.

      No one is coming

      Island is infected

      There still no plan

      No kids or families

      No one has trust in the island anymore

  9. Anonymous says:

    Excellent! Time for cayman to move on from covid and isolation…great job PACT…

  10. Anonymous says:

    While you’re at it, how about establishing connections with some other airlines? It would also be nice if a round trip from Miami was less than $750.

  11. Change says:

    CI Government, ig is time to start allowing unvaccinated Children to be able to travel again without quarantine. They can do daily lateral flow testing like in schools.

    What a ridiculous situation the current policy is, given how heavily Cayman is seeded with Community spread of Covid insane that they are still treating unvaccinated children as a threat to society and forcing to isolate.

    Families should be able to travel over the December Holidays and return home without having to go through 15 day isolation.

    Enough is enough.

    • Anonymous says:

      Can’t American kids come in December without quarantining? US has more than 60% vaccinated so it’s seems like the guidance would allow them in but not kids that live here?

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