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Southwest Airlines plans new service from Houston

Southwest Airlines plans new service from Houston

| 07/11/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Business): Hot on the heels of recent revelations about the continued record-breaking success of overnight tourism in the Cayman Islands, ministry officials were welcoming an announcement from Southwest Airlines that it will begin a seasonal summer service from Houston, Texas, to Grand Cayman [...]

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Travel agents weather the internet storm

Travel agents weather the internet storm

| 18/07/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS Business): With all the online options for booking flights and hotels, it would be understandable to think that the days of the good, old-fashioned bricks-and-mortar travel agent have gone the way of the dodo. But while the rise of travel websites has siphoned off business and thinned the marke [...]

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Airport bid pushes out small businesses

Airport bid pushes out small businesses

| 28/06/2017 | 51 Comments
(CNS Business): Some of the small business owners that are currently running retail concessions at Owen Roberts International Airport believe they are being pushed out of the bids for the new space. The Cayman Islands Small Business Association (CISBA) has accused the airport authority of creating a [...]

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CAL increases flights to Sister Islands

CAL increases flights to Sister Islands

| 27/03/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Business): Cayman Airways said that there has been an increased demand for seats on flights to the Sister Island, so Cayman Airways Express has added a new flight rotation between Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman with its Saab 340 B+ aircraft six days a week. On Tuesday 4 April the National Flag Ca [...]

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Airport inconvenience ‘worth it in the long run’

Airport inconvenience ‘worth it in the long run’

| 24/02/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS Business): The inconvenience people are currently facing at the Owen Roberts International Airport will “definitely be worth it in the long run when we will have a world-class terminal”, according to Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) CEO Albert Anderson. Having reached the quarter ma [...]

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CAL flying twice weekly to Roatan

CAL flying twice weekly to Roatan

| 24/01/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS Business): Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) has announced the start of a new twice-weekly service between Grand Cayman and Roatan (RTB) in March. The new Boeing 737 nonstop flights will be in addition to the existing year-round flights to La Ceiba. CAL’s board chair, Phillip Rankin CPA, said [...]

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CAL climbs out of fiscal hole

CAL climbs out of fiscal hole

| 11/09/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS Business): The chair of Cayman Airways Ltd told the Public Accounts Committee Thursday that he expects the airline to have cleared its bank loan debts within three years because a number of factors have combined to help it climb out of the “hole it was in” a few years ago. Talking about the [...]

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CAL’s US$21M subsidy keeps airline flying

CAL’s US$21M subsidy keeps airline flying

| 08/09/2016 | 30 Comments
(CNS Business): The latest audit of the national flag carrier has reinforced the fact that while Cayman Airways Ltd is turning its financial losses around, it is still very heavily dependent on a government subsidy of around US$21 million per year and would not be a viable entity without it. But the [...]

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CAL queries Mexican airspace fees

CAL queries Mexican airspace fees

| 15/04/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS Business): The CEO of Cayman Airways says there are no records to support claims by the Mexican authorities that Cayman owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees for flying through its airspace and that talks continue to resolve the problem. Fabian Whorms explained that CAL, like other airl [...]

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CAL to begin phased replacement of fleet

CAL to begin phased replacement of fleet

| 13/04/2016 | 60 Comments
(CNS Business): Government has confirmed its approval of plans by Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) to begin phasing in a brand new fleet of modern aircraft to meet the expected growth in tourism. The national flag carrier is about to begin the tendering process to lease four new 737-8Max aircraft to rep [...]

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Broken planes challenge CAL fleet

Broken planes challenge CAL fleet

| 25/01/2016 | 13 Comments
(CNS Business): Cayman Airways Ltd has said that problems over maintenance time, missing parts and damage by a ground vehicle in Tampa caused the many delays and cancellations over the holiday period and beyond. Over the last few weeks around 10% of flights were either rescheduled or delayed by m [...]

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No take-off yet for proposed new airline

No take-off yet for proposed new airline

| 04/01/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS) BlueSky Airlines, which had originally planned to launch last summer, is still looking for planes to lease and is not expected to get off the ground until the second quarter of 2016, almost a year later than planned. Chief Commercial Officer Mark Ellinger said the firm was making progress towa [...]

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CAL begins Brac-Cuba flights

CAL begins Brac-Cuba flights

| 14/12/2015 | 9 Comments
(CNS Business): Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) has launched the first international flight to and from Holguin, Cuba, and expanded its Miami service to Cayman Brac. The flight to the eastern end of the island nation is designed to complement the airline’s existing flights between Havana and Grand C [...]

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CAL starts using new boarding ramps

CAL starts using new boarding ramps

| 03/12/2015 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Passengers on Cayman Airways have begun using the airline’s new ramps to get on and off the planes. Officials said the new ramps improve safety and comfort, particularly for people with disabilities including those in wheelchairs. The airline said they are a significant step forward for pa [...]

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Cayman Airways reveals new aircraft

Cayman Airways reveals new aircraft

| 14/08/2015 | 10 Comments
(CNS Business): Cayman Airways expanded their aircraft fleet on Friday with a new turboprop plane that will exclusively service between Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. The 34-seater Saab 340B+ aircraft will replace the 30-seat Embraer E120 service, which is currently operated under a wet-lease arrang [...]

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