Tag: Owen Roberts International Airport

Airport arches recycled for garden classroom

Airport arches recycled for garden classroom

| 03/01/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The cedar wood arches that became iconic symbols of the old Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) terminal building have been recycled and reused in a garden classroom project at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. The A-frames have been repurposed into benches inside the classroom, which will be used as an educational facility for […]

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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 project to go before CPA

Runway project to go before CPA

| 05/11/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority will be considering the Cayman Islands Airport Authority’s application for an extension to the runway and other exterior upgrades when it meets tomorrow. The application includes lengthening and strengthening the runway in a westerly direction, filling the airfield ponds, expanding the apron to the east and a perimeter access road. […]

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$30M deal signed for runway, airfield upgrades

$30M deal signed for runway, airfield upgrades

| 16/10/2019 | 82 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has signed a deal worth some $30 million to expand and upgrade the runway and airfield at Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA). This latest deal brings the cost of the whole airport project to around $100 million. Officials said the selected bidder includes two local companies — the […]

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Gov’t compliance with procurement rules queried

Gov’t compliance with procurement rules queried

| 10/10/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Public Accounts Committee Chair Ezzard Miller remains concerned, following the latest PAC meeting, that government is not complying with its own new rules on procurement. Although new legislation has been implemented and a new more transparent, independent regime created to manage how government buys goods and services, Miller is worried the new rules are […]

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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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Airport runway work delayed

Airport runway work delayed

| 14/08/2019 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Plans to extend and repave the runway at the Owen Roberts International Airport next month have been postponed, officials said Tuesday. In a press release, the Cayman Islands Airport Authority said that “unexpected extended contract negotiations” had led to part of the work being put off, though some elements of this outside phase of […]

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Airport seeking bids for new lounge

Airport seeking bids for new lounge

| 05/08/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) is adding another new element to the redevelopment and expansion of Owen Roberts Airport and is seeking experienced bidders to build and run a “luxury” full-service passenger lounge at the terminal. Officials said they would be hosting a meeting for potential experienced bidders this week for the new […]

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CITA denies airport concerns

CITA denies airport concerns

| 16/07/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association has accused CNS of misinterpreting a statement they sent to us after we put questions about the airport woes to the organisation, which is meant to represent the interests of the diverse range of businesses that make up the tourism industry. The president has said she believes her statement […]

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CITA stresses need for well managed airport

CITA stresses need for well managed airport

| 11/07/2019 | 98 Comments

(CNS): Given the importance of its success to the tourism industry and to the country’s economy as a whole, the management team at the Cayman Islands Tourism Association is urging government to allocate “the necessary resources and expertise to the CIAA” , in order to protect the sector. The recent flooding and reports of overcrowding […]

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Airport officials deny a/c breakdown

Airport officials deny a/c breakdown

| 01/07/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority has denied that there was any malfunctioning of the air-conditioning system at Owen Roberts this weekend or that any specific health problems with travellers were reported to them, after social media postings painted a picture of chaos at the new facility. Speaking to CNS Monday, a CIAA spokesperson said […]

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