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Tag: Cayman Airways

CAL waives change fees in face of Jamaican floods

CAL waives change fees in face of Jamaican floods

| 16/05/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Passengers with Cayman Airways tickets to fly to Jamaica tonight, tomorrow or Thursday will be able to change those flights without incurring change fees, the airline said Tuesday in the face of flood warnings. The Jamaican authorities have issued flash flood warnings for low-lying areas acro [...]

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Broken light causes standby emergency for CAL

Broken light causes standby emergency for CAL

| 13/04/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS): An unusual smell on board a Cayman Airways flight returning from New York caused an emergency services standby landing Thursday, but the cause was later found to be a broken light. As Flight KX793 approached Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) this morning just before 11:30, the crew re [...]

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CAL flight aborted over safety error

CAL flight aborted over safety error

| 14/09/2016 | 71 Comments
(CNS): A Cayman Airways flight to Miami on Tuesday evening was aborted shortly after take-off when the pilots were unable to retract the landing gear because maintenance crews had failed to remove two ground lock safety pins. Officials from Cayman Airways said that while the aircraft was never in an [...]

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CAL’s US$21M subsidy keeps airline flying

CAL’s US$21M subsidy keeps airline flying

| 08/09/2016
(CNS Business): The latest audit of the national flag carrier has reinforced the fact that while Cayman Airways Ltd is turning its financial losses around, it is still very heavily dependent on a government subsidy of around US$21 million per year and would not be a viable entity without it. But the [...]

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Airline CEO defends board chair over PAC mix-up

Airline CEO defends board chair over PAC mix-up

| 06/09/2016 | 22 Comments
(CNS): The chief executive officer of Cayman Airways Ltd (CAL) has defended the chairman of the airline’s board, Phillip Rankin, after he was criticized by the Public Accounts Committee chair for failing to attend the latest meeting. Ezzard Miller claimed that the committee had rearranged the sche [...]

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PAC chair berates witnesses over excuses

PAC chair berates witnesses over excuses

| 05/09/2016 | 36 Comments
(CNS): The chair of the Public Accounts Committee has issued a warning to senior public servants in core government as well as its statutory authorities and government companies that when they are asked to attend PAC as witnesses, this is not a frivolous invitation that they can ignore. When the com [...]

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Ex-CAL directors get free ride for life

Ex-CAL directors get free ride for life

| 05/09/2016 | 71 Comments
(CNS): Many of Cayman Airways’ former directors are getting free unlimited flights for themselves and their immediate family as a reward for serving voluntarily on the airline’s board. Paul Tibbetts, the airline’s chief financial officer, told the Public Accounts Committee last week that a [...]

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CAL to begin phased replacement of fleet

CAL to begin phased replacement of fleet

| 13/04/2016
(CNS Business): Government has confirmed its approval of plans by Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) to begin phasing in a brand new fleet of modern aircraft to meet the expected growth in tourism. The national flag carrier is about to begin the tendering process to lease four new 737-8Max aircraft to rep [...]

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Cayman Airways plane damaged by private jet

Cayman Airways plane damaged by private jet

| 30/03/2016 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has launched an investigation into an incident last week in which the newly purchased Cayman Airways Express Saab 340 aircraft was damaged by a private jet at the airport on Grand Cayman. A release Wednesday morning by the airline said that on the [...]

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CAL makes inadequate search over FOI request

CAL makes inadequate search over FOI request

| 21/03/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) failed to respond adequately to a freedom of information request, Acting Information Commissioner Jan Liebaers found in his latest appeal decision. However, because the airline eventually made good on the request and during the process of the hearing released m [...]

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CAL bans hoverboards over risky batteries

CAL bans hoverboards over risky batteries

| 14/12/2015 | 36 Comments
(CNS): Powerful and potentially dangerous lithium-ion batteries inside ‘hoverboards’, the latest techno street craze, have led to an outright ban by the national airline. Officials from Cayman Airways Ltd said that, like other airlines, it will not allow the self-balancing scooters or skateboard [...]

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