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CIAA U-turns on night-flight restrictions at Brac airport

CIAA U-turns on night-flight restrictions at Brac airport

| 03/06/2024 | 28 Comments

(CNS): A shortage of air traffic controllers at the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport on Cayman Brac led to the cancellation of Cayman Airways’ weekend direct flights from Denver, Tamp and Miami and to Grand Cayman. The Cayman Islands Airports Authority had allowed CKIA to remain operating beyond its 7:00pm closure time to accommodate these flights […]

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CAL revises Thursday schedule

CAL revises Thursday schedule

| 30/05/2024 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways has revised its schedule for today, Thursday 30 May, as one of its jet aircraft has been temporarily removed from service due to unscheduled maintenance while another aircraft has been undergoing scheduled three-yearly heavy maintenance, resulting in two of the airline’s four B737-8 aircraft being temporarily out of service. 

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Southwest Airlines adds Orlando flight

Southwest Airlines adds Orlando flight

| 27/05/2024 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Following the recent relocation of Southwest Airlines’ hub from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando, the airline is adding a daily nonstop flight between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) starting next month. The Department of Tourism said this provides for transatlantic connections, as there are several daily direct routes between Orlando […]

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PPM pushes for cost details of CAL’s Barbados route

PPM pushes for cost details of CAL’s Barbados route

| 23/05/2024 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Following the cancellation of Cayman Airways’ Grand Cayman to Barbados flights, the PPM is calling on the UPM government to provide a detailed report on any financial losses the airline incurred as a result of this short-lived route. In an audio statement, Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart called for “transparency regarding the costs associated with […]

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CAL warns of more cancellations to La Ceiba

CAL warns of more cancellations to La Ceiba

| 22/05/2024 | 14 Comments

(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 […]

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CAL’s Barbados flight to end after review of route

CAL’s Barbados flight to end after review of route

| 10/05/2024 | 99 Comments

(CNS): The controversial Cayman Airways flight that was subsidised by the Barbados Government through its tourism unit has been canned. The short-lived route, launched to much fanfare, was introduced largely to increase inter-island travel around the region and help with airlift to Barbados. However, the flight failed to attract significant numbers, with flights reportedly leaving […]

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DoT shops for long-haul flights for new runway

DoT shops for long-haul flights for new runway

| 08/04/2024 | 120 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Director Rosa Harris led a delegation to the Routes Americas conference last month in Bogota, Colombia, where they met with representatives of airlines and airports operating in the Americas region to shop for long-haul carriers. The Cayman Islands Airports Authority currently has plans to expand all three airports, including a controversial proposal to […]

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American Airlines plans daily Dallas-Cayman route

American Airlines plans daily Dallas-Cayman route

| 02/04/2024 | 21 Comments

(CNS): As the tourism sector continues its post-pandemic recovery, American Airlines has announced it will launch a non-stop service between Dallas Fort Worth and Grand Cayman at the end of the year. The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism issued a release saying that it was working closely with the airline to promote the seasonal route, […]

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GT traffic light upgrade fails during morning commute

GT traffic light upgrade fails during morning commute

| 20/03/2024 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Upgrade work to traffic signals carried out at the weekend by the National Roads Authority (NRA) caused some delays during Monday’s morning commute at the intersection of Bobby Thomas Way and Smith Road after the new system failed. However, it was quickly rectified, and officials said the “significant upgrades” to the traffic light infrastructure, […]

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ORIA short-term parking lot closed for lights upgrade

ORIA short-term parking lot closed for lights upgrade

| 08/03/2024 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The short-term parking lot at Owen Roberts International Airport will close on Sunday for five days as the Cayman Islands Airports Authority installs new energy-efficient LED lighting in the airport car parks. Officials said these new lights will enhance visibility and reduce the airport’s energy consumption and carbon footprint. To facilitate the safe installation […]

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CAL’s 2023 passenger load bigger than pre-COVID

CAL’s 2023 passenger load bigger than pre-COVID

| 01/02/2024 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The national flag carrier of the Cayman Islands, Cayman Airways Limited (CAL), carried more passengers last year than it did in 2019, the last full year before the borders were closed in 202 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a press release this week, CAL said it transported 422,189 passengers in 2023 compared with […]

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