Tag: Charles Kirkconnell International Airport

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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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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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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CIAA goes back on the road seeking public views

CIAA goes back on the road seeking public views

| 16/11/2022 | 39 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands Airports Authority continues working on its plans for all three of its facilities, it is holding another series of meetings next week on each of the three islands to discuss the development of Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) on Grand Cayman, the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA) on Cayman Brac […]

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Airport seeks consultants for private terminal plan

Airport seeks consultants for private terminal plan

| 15/02/2022 | 82 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority is looking for consultants to undertake an outline business case (OBC) to update the master plan for all three of its airports, with a focus on a new general aviation terminal at Owen Roberts International. Having spent around $120 million on the redevelopment of the main airport and airfield […]

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Bird hits CAL windshield on Brac to GC flight

Bird hits CAL windshield on Brac to GC flight

| 13/09/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Passengers aboard Sunday night’s Cayman Airways flight from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman had an unnerving moment when the B737-8 aircraft turned back shortly after takeoff because a bird had struck the windshield. The captain did not declare an emergency as the windscreen was not damaged and the plane was functioning normally, but out […]

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Airport justifies pick-up and drop-off changes

Airport justifies pick-up and drop-off changes

| 30/08/2021 | 129 Comments

(CNS): Following the widespread public backlash over the new traffic flow at the airports, which started Monday, bringing an end to kerbside drop-off and pick-up for private vehicles, officials from the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) have said the changes are due to security reasons. Only authorised public transport will be permitted to pull up […]

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