Tag: Owen Roberts International Airport

Airport worker positive for coronavirus

Airport worker positive for coronavirus

| 04/06/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): One staff member of the Cayman Islands Airports Authority working at Owen Roberts International has tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Thursday. Some 300 people at the airport, including support services and those working on the airfield expansion, have been tested as part of the coronavirus screening programme and all the rest were negative.

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Airfield work sped up but end date will be missed

Airfield work sped up but end date will be missed

| 29/04/2020 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The border closure in Cayman has drastically cut down air traffic and has given the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) a chance to speed up the airfield work at Owen Roberts International Airport in George Town. But it’s still unlikely that the project will be completed before the original target date of September because […]

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Cayman Islands closes to new arrivals

Cayman Islands closes to new arrivals

| 20/03/2020 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Owen Roberts International Airport closed to new arrivals on Thursday, as preparation began for the three-week border shutdown in an effort to keep the COVID-19 pandemic at bay. Customs and Border Control said that from today (Friday, 20 March) only Caymanians, residents, essential personnel and those with connections to Cayman arriving on flights from […]

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CAL working to meet airport shutdown

CAL working to meet airport shutdown

| 17/03/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways Limited is working on the necessary arrangements required to ensure that it meets the airport shutdown next weekend and help its customers with their travel needs. CIG has announced that the airports will close in the first instance for three weeks, beginning 11:59pm on Sunday, 22 March, to all international flights, as […]

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Airports to shut as Cayman closes border

Airports to shut as Cayman closes border

| 16/03/2020 | 161 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has announced that both airports in the Cayman Islands will close on Sunday for at least three weeks, giving people a chance to evacuate in an orderly fashion over the course of this week and avoid the horrific scenes in Chicago’s O’Hare Airport last weekend. People will be able to fly […]

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Old fuel tanks contaminate soil at ORIA

Old fuel tanks contaminate soil at ORIA

| 27/02/2020 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Ongoing upgrades at the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) have uncovered an old but previously unknown issue, namely contaminated soil from old tanks at the site of the old Rubis fuel farm. The Cayman Islands Airports Authority said the problem was discovered during excavation for the construction of the new aircraft parking area at […]

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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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Runway asphalt ramp damaged by aircraft blast

Runway asphalt ramp damaged by aircraft blast

| 11/02/2020 | 76 Comments

(CNS): The damage to the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport, which caused it to be closed Monday afternoon, was caused by aircraft blast “lifting” the temporary asphalt ramp that had been placed the evening before, Sunday 9 February, according to the Cayman Islands Airport Authority. The work was part of the “runway rehabilitation” project […]

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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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Airport seeks cash for exterior work

Airport seeks cash for exterior work

| 31/01/2020 | 104 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airport Authority is seeking an unsecured CI$12.4 million loan and an overdraft facility of CI $8.5 mllion to cover the cost of the planned airfield, runway and perimeter roadworks at Owen Roberts International Airports, according to a request on the government’s procurement website. An RFP has been issued to financial institutions […]

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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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