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Airport cuts deal with ACL to manage schedule

Airport cuts deal with ACL to manage schedule

| 08/11/2021 | 71 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has awarded a contract to Airport Coordination Limited (ACL) that officials said will help the airport manage flight arrivals and capacity constraints to prevent overcrowding. The airport slot coordinator will analyse runway, ramp and terminal safety capacity at all levels of the passenger process, as the country moves […]

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Cayman Airways retires last two 737-300s

Cayman Airways retires last two 737-300s

| 02/11/2021 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways bid farewell to its last two Boeing 737-300 jets last week as Captain Perry Panton and First Officer Geoffery Connolly flew the 25-year-old planes to the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, where they will be stored pending sale. CAL operated the 737-300 jets for three decades but it has now switched […]

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Cayman Airways confirms return to Tampa

Cayman Airways confirms return to Tampa

| 18/10/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways has resumed its commercial flights between Grand Cayman and Tampa after more than 18 months since the borders closed to international flights in March 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Paul Tibbetts, Executive Vice President of Finance and Commercial Affairs, noted that the airline has been flying this route since 1986 and […]

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Passenger boards CAL flight with positive COVID test

Passenger boards CAL flight with positive COVID test

| 10/09/2021 | 176 Comments

(CNS): A woman was allowed to board a Cayman Airways flight in Kingston, Jamaica, yesterday and fly to Grand Cayman despite having a positive test for COVID-19. The woman and her companion were detained when a Customs and Border Control (CBC) officer here at Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) checked the her PCR documents and […]

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Borders open but guest arrivals expected to be low

Borders open but guest arrivals expected to be low

| 09/09/2021 | 129 Comments

(CNS): Government has formally opened Owen Roberts International Airport and lifted the limitations on who can come and go in the Cayman Islands, but there are no real expectations of a surge of visitors as the country moves to Phase 3 of the reopening plan. No commercial airlines have plans to fly here until next […]

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Moxam to chair airport board as border reopens

Moxam to chair airport board as border reopens

| 08/09/2021 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Johann Moxam has been appointed as chair of the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) Board. One of several appointments recently gazetted by the tourism ministry, he will be taking control of this authority ahead of a controversial period as the airports get ready to reopen to commercial traffic and increased visitors in the face […]

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Jet aborts Brac take-off after blown tyre

Jet aborts Brac take-off after blown tyre

| 23/08/2021 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has confirmed that a private LJ55 Lear Jet had to abandon a take-off part way down the runway at the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport on Friday morning after the nose gear tyre blew. The aircraft pulled to a stop before take-off and the two crew members and four […]

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Tourism ministry asks BA for more flights

Tourism ministry asks BA for more flights

| 28/05/2021 | 61 Comments

(CNS): British Airways has now confirmed eight fortnightly repatriation flights over the next three months between London and Grand Cayman, but given the demand over the summer, especially for students coming home from school and college for the summer vacation, the Ministry of Tourism and Transport is asking the airline to schedule two more flights […]

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End of the road for free George Town shuttle bus

End of the road for free George Town shuttle bus

| 27/05/2021 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Government is putting the brakes on the free hop-on-hop-off shuttle bus service that has been running around George Town for the last six months. Officials said the pilot programme has now come to an end and the data gathered will be used to inform wider transportation plans in and around the capital. However, it […]

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BA repatriation schedule still in the works

BA repatriation schedule still in the works

| 25/05/2021 | 189 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have said that until the borders reopen and commercial flights begin operating once again, the only passenger flights approved to operate during this period are to facilitate repatriation travel. While government said it is continuing to work closely with British Airways to secure a consistent flight schedule to and from the UK, […]

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Bryan plans to ‘transform’ public transport

Bryan plans to ‘transform’ public transport

| 11/05/2021 | 135 Comments

(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, the new minister of tourism and transport, has committed to making the necessary legislative changes to transform public transport in the Cayman Islands. Following a visit last week to the Public Transport Unit office on Eastern Avenue, accompanied by Chief Officer Stran Bodden, who has retained his post in the ministry, Bryan […]

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