Tag: Owen Roberts International Airport

Airport to cost well over minister’s $100M claim

Airport to cost well over minister’s $100M claim

| 09/11/2020 | 88 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell told Finance Committee last month that the total cost for the terminal and airfield work at the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) would be $100 million. But a press release from the Cayman Islands Airport Authority (CIAA) has revealed that the minister is off by well over $17 milllion. Airport […]

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Owen Roberts Airport project tops $100M

Owen Roberts Airport project tops $100M

| 28/10/2020 | 136 Comments

(CNS): What started as a $51 million upgrade to the terminal at Owen Roberts International Airport in 2014 is now a major project, running at more than $100 million, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell told Finance Committee on Monday. And outlining the need for a bridging loan from the tourism ministry, Albert Anderson, the Chief Executive […]

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Airport reopens and Miami flight rescheduled

Airport reopens and Miami flight rescheduled

| 07/10/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways’ repatriation flight to Miami is now expected to depart at 2:30pm Wednesday, since all flights were cancelled yesterday after Owen Roberts International Airport and Charles Kirkconnell International Airport were both closed. The flight will return from Miami at 7pm, when arriving passengers cleared to do so will be tested at the airport […]

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Airport to cut trees in nearby park

Airport to cut trees in nearby park

| 27/08/2020 | 65 Comments

(CNS): A number of trees will be bulldozed next week as part of the Owen Roberts International Airport expansion project, officials have said. The trees at the Airport Park across from Foster’s supermarket are blocking visibility for air-traffic controllers managing aircraft on the newly extended runway, according to the Cayman Islands Airports Authority. Meanwhile, work […]

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Work begins on ORIA runway blast screen

Work begins on ORIA runway blast screen

| 12/08/2020 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Now that the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport has been extended, bringing it closer to the perimeter fence on Old Crewe Road, line work has begun on a blast deflector to protect traffic and pedestrians. This shield, which is part of the upgrades at the airport to improve operations and safety standards, will […]

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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 | 25 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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