CAL warns of more cancellations to La Ceiba

| 22/05/2024 | 14 Comments
Cayman Airways 737-8 Max aircraft at ORIA, Cayman News Service
Cayman Airways fleet (Photo credit: CAL)

(CNS): In the face of the unpredictable weather conditions causing ad hoc closures at Goloson International Airport (LCE) in La Ceiba, Honduras, Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) is warning of further cancellations to its schedule and is offering ticket refunds and waiving change fees for applicable flights and travel periods bought before 17 May and for travel before the end of June.

Following the closure of the LCE airport on Monday morning due to adverse atmospheric conditions, CAL was forced to cancel its first recovery flight, which was scheduled to depart GCM at 7:00am on Tuesday. The flight was intended to protect passengers who were booked to travel on 17 May.

Given the availability of aircraft and crew as it relates to the airline’s existing flight schedule and firm logistical commitments for its other routes, the next available date for a recovery flight to La Ceiba is now Friday 24 May.

Customers who still wish to travel and who were previously booked on the first recovery flight will automatically be moved to the new recovery flight, which has been scheduled as follows:

Flight KX3882 departs Grand Cayman at 8:50am and arrives in La Ceiba at 9:15am
Flight KX3883 departs La Ceiba at 10:20am and arrives on Grand Cayman at 12:45pm.

CAL’s regularly scheduled flights between Grand Cayman and La Ceiba remain in the system to operate on Friday afternoon. However, all La Ceiba flights remain subject to change based on strict minimum visibility requirements for safe flight operations in and out of La Ceiba’s only international airport.

Cayman Airways apologized for the inconvenience caused to customers as a result of the unpredictable atmospheric conditions in La Ceiba, which are beyond the airline’s control.

Customers needing assistance with ticket refunds or changing their travel plans to future dates, should call Cayman Airways Reservations on 345-949-2311 (in the Cayman Islands), 800-2791-9422 (toll free in Honduras), or contact their travel agent.

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  1. Barmaid Gigolo Association says:

    C’mon CAL. Fix this thing. We need to get to the meat markets down there.

  2. Romellia Welcome says:

    why not fly to Roatan instead?

  3. Anonymous says:

    The universe is saying, “cancel the sketchy route entirely”, and replace it with one to Austin Texas. You’re welcome.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sketchy? that may be the only profitable route CAL has

      • Anonymous says:

        There is no evidence that’s true. CAL Annual Report 2022 (published September 2023) only mentions La Ceiba twice, with no revenue attribution to any specific route, for obvious reasons…the third world “regional” routes have not been screened for business case under the ballyhooed “airlift framework”.

    • Anonymous says:

      6th street can get just a “sketchy” as anywhere else. And everybody got a gun in TX

  4. Anonymous says:

    Bad management.

    Make alternative arrangements to land in Roatan and everyone will be happy to take the ferry to la Ceiba.

    • Anonymous says:

      The alternative arrangement should be serving airlift to a completely different market that might actually generate revenue back to the Cayman Islands.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Is the La Ceiba airport relying on the non-working and aptly-named Kearney Gomez radar as well?


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