Tag: Cayman Islands Airports Authority

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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Bid reveals environmental threats from airport projects

Bid reveals environmental threats from airport projects

| 10/05/2024 | 58 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airport Authority has opened a bid for consultants to draw up terms of reference for environmental impact assessments of proposed changes at the three airports. The CIAA has unveiled ambitious and controversial plans for the redevelopment of the airports, all of which pose significant environmental threats. The bid is focused on […]

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Locals appointed to leadership jobs on Cayman Brac

Locals appointed to leadership jobs on Cayman Brac

| 07/05/2024 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Two Cayman Brackers have been appointed to senior public sector jobs on the island. The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) announced the appointment of Joshua Burke as the airport manager at the Charles Kirkonnell International Airport, and the Public Service Pensions Board (PSPB) said Valentine Shavon Bodden has been appointed in a full-time role […]

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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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Plane hits and knocks over airport stairs truck at ORIA

Plane hits and knocks over airport stairs truck at ORIA

| 12/02/2024 | 46 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has begun an investigation into how a Delta 737-900 aircraft from Atlanta managed to hit and knock over a stairs truck on the apron at Owen Roberts International Airport on Friday and damage the wing as the plane pulled up to park. Video circulating on social media taken […]

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CIAA seeks designers for first phase of general terminal

CIAA seeks designers for first phase of general terminal

| 10/01/2024 | 65 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airport Authority has begun the procurement process for designers to draw up plans for the controversial proposed upgrades to the external areas of the General Aviation Terminal at Owen Roberts International Airport. An invitation to designers has been placed on the government procurement site looking for consultants to work on the […]

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Airport OBC makes no case for runway

Airport OBC makes no case for runway

| 31/07/2023 | 98 Comments

(CNS): The outline business case that Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan is using to justify the continued development of Cayman’s airports makes no case for the $27 million runway expansion. The decision to extend the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport into the North Sound is part of a plan to upgrade Grand Cayman’s airport, but […]

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Ministry picks priciest option for private terminal

Ministry picks priciest option for private terminal

| 27/06/2023 | 123 Comments

(CNS): The Outline Business Case for the next phase of development for the airports on all three Cayman Islands has revealed that the government has picked the priciest option for redeveloping the General Aviation (GA) Terminal that caters to private jets at Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman. But there is very little in […]

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Jetways not on airport authority priority list

Jetways not on airport authority priority list

| 06/06/2023 | 104 Comments

(CNS): The installation of jetways was cited as a priority by passengers during the recent public consultations on the Cayman Islands Airports Authority’s $800 million 20-year masterplan, but they are not on the official priority list. The CIAA recently announced that it would be spending over $74 million on a private jet terminal, and extending […]

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Benefits of new $76M airport project to ‘trickle down’

Benefits of new $76M airport project to ‘trickle down’

| 31/05/2023 | 201 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Island Government (CIG) has approved a $28 million expansion of the runway into the North Sound at Owen Roberts International Airport and a $42 million rebuild of the General Aviation Terminal for private jets. Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan said Tuesday that Cabinet had given the green light to four elements of the […]

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Airports growth plans ignoring climate crisis

Airports growth plans ignoring climate crisis

| 28/11/2022 | 89 Comments

(CNS): Local activists are raising concerns that proposals for the long-term redevelopment of the airports on all three Cayman Islands are being conducted without an overall master plan for the country that would explain how to expand tourism and increase visitor numbers in the face of climate change. Sustainable Cayman has said that, given the […]

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