Tag: Cayman Airways

CAL adds flights for stranded passengers

CAL adds flights for stranded passengers

| 11/02/2020 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways has said that the partial opening of the Owen Roberts International Airport Monday evening did not allow inbound jet flights to land. The airline therefore added two jet flights to Grand Cayman Tuesday, one from Miami and one from Cayman Brac, as well as several domestic flights Monday evening. The ORIA runway […]

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ORIA reopened despite runway damage

ORIA reopened despite runway damage

| 10/02/2020 | 142 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 7:56pm: The runway at Owen Roberts International Airport reopened Monday evening, 10 February, “with a redeclared distance, which allows for limited flight operations”, the Cayman Islands Airports Authority has said. ORIA was temporarily closed Monday afternoon as a result of damage to new pavement that was placed Sunday night as part of the […]

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CAL warns travellers it is enforcing check-in rules

CAL warns travellers it is enforcing check-in rules

| 12/12/2019 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways Ltd is warning passengers that the airline will be enforcing the rules relating to check-in times, and passengers who do not reach the desk an hour before their flight is due to leave will not be allowed on the flight. CAL VP of Airport Operations, Ivan Forbes, said the closing of check-in […]

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CAL’s losses grow with grounded planes

CAL’s losses grow with grounded planes

| 22/11/2019 | 81 Comments

(CNS): Projected earnings for Cayman Airways Ltd have been upended as a result of the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in the wake of two fatal crashes last year. CAL CEO Fabian Whorms said that having the two planes leased by CAL parked was not “essentially costing us anything”, but the […]

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Cayman Airways sticking with Max 8’s

Cayman Airways sticking with Max 8’s

| 16/09/2019 | 101 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways Ltd intends to stick with the currently grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, officials have said, despite ongoing concerns about the model in the wake of two fatal crashes now largely attributed to faulty software. CAL told CNS that after making the necessary arrangements to operate its schedule with its fleet of […]

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CAL flight diverted due to false alarm

CAL flight diverted due to false alarm

| 08/09/2019 | 53 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) has confirmed that their Sunday afternoon flight to New York was diverted to Orlando International Airport (MCO) due to indications that there was smoke in one of its cargo holds. However, it appears to have been a false alarm, as CAL said later after investigations had begun that […]

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CAL flights reinstated after runway work delayed

CAL flights reinstated after runway work delayed

| 29/08/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways says it has been able to reinstate some of the flights it had cancelled because of the planned work on the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport now that the work has been postponed. But it appears none of the other airlines that would normally be flying into Cayman on Tuesdays over […]

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Brac runway closed after aborted take-off

Brac runway closed after aborted take-off

| 29/08/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The runway at Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA) on Cayman Brac was closed Thursday morning after a private aircraft aborted a take-off. Officials from the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) said the incident happened around 11:40am, and while the take-off was stopped safely, with no reported injuries, the cause has not yet been […]

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CAL waives fees as Dorian heads to Florida

CAL waives fees as Dorian heads to Florida

| 28/08/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): As Hurricane Dorian made its way towards Puerto Rico Wednesday, packing winds of 80mph, Cayman Airways Ltd confirmed it will waive change fees for passengers wanting to cancel or change flights to Miami and Tampa over the next week for tickets purchased before 28 August. Dorian is currently a category 1 hurricane but forecasters […]

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CAL struggles as Max 8s still parked

CAL struggles as Max 8s still parked

| 07/08/2019 | 95 Comments

(CNS): The problem of operating Cayman Airways Ltd’s international flight schedule with only three jet planes, while its two brand new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft remain grounded, is beginning to bite for the airline. Officials apologised for a number of delays over the past week, as maintenance issues on two of the working fleet […]

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CAL ‘looking at all options’ over Max 8 problem

CAL ‘looking at all options’ over Max 8 problem

| 05/04/2019 | 94 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has not ruled out a change in the plan to replace the Cayman Airways fleet with the new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, given the grounding of that model in the wake of two fatal crashes and problems the manufacturer has not yet solved. Answering questions in the Legislative Assembly […]

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