Tag: Albert Anderson

Airport runway cleared for take-off

Airport runway cleared for take-off

| 11/11/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority has given the green light to the Cayman Islands Airport Authority’s application to begin work on the airfield, apron and runway at Owen Roberts International Airport. This external phase of the airport redevelopment project will see the runway lengthened by some 870 feet and strengthened, the ponds filled in and […]

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Runway and airfield work to start at ORIA

Runway and airfield work to start at ORIA

| 16/05/2019 | 88 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Cayman Islands Airports Authority have revealed plans to begin work on upgrading the airfield and runway at Owen Roberts International Airport in the next phase of operation and safety improvements this summer. The authority has almost completed the work on the terminal upgrades and this next phase of exterior work consists […]

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Prince opens ‘people’s airport’

Prince opens ‘people’s airport’

| 28/03/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, officially opened what the deputy premier called the ‘people’s airport’ on Wednesday evening in front of a cheering crowd in a short but well orchestrated ceremony. The royal couple touched down at Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts Internal Airport (ORIA) just before 4:00pm in the RAF Voyager, which brought […]

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New airport won’t drain public purse

New airport won’t drain public purse

| 31/08/2018 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The Owen Roberts International Airport expansion is not breaking the Cayman Islands Government’s bank, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell stressed Tuesday at the Topping Out Ceremony, when the final roof beam was put in place over the new facility. Although government has not said what it expects the final cost of the project to be, officials have […]

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Authority can cover airport overruns

Authority can cover airport overruns

| 09/05/2018 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Airports Authority CEO Albert Anderson is confident that overruns on the airport project will be covered by the authority and there will be no need for any government subsidy. Still unsure of the exact amount over budget the project will be when it is finished, he estimated it will be about 5%, […]

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Immigration battles queues during airport upgrade

Immigration battles queues during airport upgrade

| 09/02/2018 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Immigration is trying to address the growing queues of arriving passengers at Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) during the continued work on upgrading the facility. But with 26 inbound commercial flights on Saturday alone during the second weekend that the new hall was open, while still in peak season, it has […]

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Airport to wave nostalgic final farewell to gallery

Airport to wave nostalgic final farewell to gallery

| 07/12/2016 | 83 Comments

(CNS): As the renovations and redevelopment of Owen Roberts International Airport continues, the much-loved waving gallery will close in January, officials confirmed this week. The outdoor balcony under the iconic A-frame and thatch roof belongs to a bygone era and the Cayman Islands Airport Authority needs to close it to meet international security regulations, it […]

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McAlpine wins $42.5M airport job

McAlpine wins $42.5M airport job

| 25/05/2016 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airport Authority has signed a CI$42.5 million contract with McAlpine to build the second phase of the Owen Roberts International Airport expansion project. The contractor beat out Arch & Godfrey to secure the two-year plus project after the Dart Group’s contractor, DECCO, pulled out of the bid. The project is expected […]

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