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About Cayman Airways

Cayman Airways is the flag carrier airline of the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands. Cayman Airways reservations can be made to the following destinations as well as many others: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman, Miami, New York, Tampa, Chicago, Dallas, Havana, Holguin, Kingston, Montego Bay and La Ceiba.

Cayman Airways was established in 1968 and was formed following the Cayman Government's purchase of 515 of Cayman Brac Airways from LACSA and became wholly government owned in December 1977. The airline operates international and domestic scheduled passenger carrier, with cargo services available on all routes.

Currently, Cayman Airways operates Boeing 737-300/700/800/ MAX 8 jets, as well as de Havilland and Saab aircraft from their base at Grand Cayman. The airline's Cayman Airways Express service also operates Twin Otter aircraft between Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. Since 1968, Cayman Airways has been operating a Boeing 737 to and from various destinies in the Cayman Islands. With the new carrier, the airline will be able to increase flight operation and reliability, as well as reduce service disruptions.

Cayman Airways is always seeking to expand its operation and its assets to allow for this to happen. The airline will be constantly upgrading its fleet as expansion plans seek to be executed. 



Cayman Airway's Frequent Flyer Program

Cayman Airways operates a frequent flyer program called Sir Turtle Rewards to reward frequent travel with Cayman Airways. With Sir Turtle Rewards, the more you fly with Cayman Airways the more tier points you accrue bringing you closer to free flights, upgrades and other benefits.

There are three types of membership:




Benefits of the Sir Turtle Rewards include access to the Sir Turtle Club Lounge in the departure area of Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman. In other airports Cayman Airways shares lounge facilities with airline partners.

When you make a Cayman Airways reservation with Alternative Airlines you will have the option to collect frequent flyer points. Visit our airline alliances page or find out more about airline loyalty programs with our article on popular frequent flyer programs.



Cayman Airways Baggage Allowance

Checked Baggage

Cayman Airways entitles its passengers to 2 pieces of checked-in baggage for both Economy Class with a maximum weight of 55 lbs.

Business Class are allowed 3 pieces of checked-in baggage with a maximum weight of 55 lbs. Cayman Airways is the only airline offering customers 2 free checked bags of up to 55lbs each, plus free Rum Punch aboard every international flight to and from the Cayman Islands.


Carry-on Baggage

Passengers on Cayman Airways flights are entitled to one item of carry-on baggage, included in the price of their ticket. This baggage must fit within the dimensions of 22 x 35 x 55 cm. This applies for all fare classes.



Cayman Airways Meal Options

A complimentary meal is served on our longest international flight.



Cayman Airways Check-in

Online Check-In

Checking easily and securely with Cayman Airway's Cayman Airways online check-in page. Passengers can check-in online  24 hours before your flight is due to depart and online check-in will close two hours before. You must arrive at your departure gate 90 before a Cayman Airways flight


Airport Check-In

Passenger must check-in for their Cayman Airways international flights no later than one hour before their flight is scheduled to leave (this is when check-in closes off) Cayman Airways ask that passengers arrive at the airport between three—two hours before their flight to ensure there is enough time to check-in, drop any bags and pass security.

Passengers must check-in for their Cayman Airways domestic flight no later than 30 minutes before their flight is scheduled to leave (this is when check-in closes off). 

Airport check-in for Cayman Airways flights can be completed by visiting one of the Cayman Airways check-in agents at the Cayman Airways check-in desks. 


Cayman Airways Route Map

Cayman Airways Route Map



Cayman Airways Popular Routes


Grand Cayman    Havana


Tampa    Grand Cayman


Grand Cayman    Montego Bay


Dallas    Havana


La Ceiba    Grand Cayman


Grand Cayman    Dallas

Cayman Airways Hub Airport

Owen Roberts International Airport

Owen Roberts International Airport is an airport located in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. It is the main international airport for the Cayman Islands as well as the main base for Cayman Airways. 

Airlines which fly to and from Owen Roberts International Airport include Aerolineas Sosa, Aero Caribbean, Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Airlines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines and WestJet. 



Owen Roberts International Airport


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Cayman Airways News

26th April 2018

Cayman Airways to fly west-coast USA in 2019

Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnel announced to business leaders at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast briefing that Cayman Airways will fly direct to the west of the USA in the early months of 2019. The plan is to use Cayman Airways' new fleet of aircraft to reach western America, as these have the ability to travel to further distances.


Speaking on the matter, Kirkconnel appeared confident with the timing of the decision, "The look at new gateways is on now[...]we want to open the west coast because we believe it is an under-served market for Cayman."


While Kirkconnel did not disclose any specific destinations that Cayman Airways will be flying to, he did mention Los Angeles and Vancouver as destinations that suit the airlines luxury service. 


11th January 2018

Cayman Airways makes an impact in record 2.1 million tourists visited Cayman in 2017

418,403 visitors landed into Owen Roberts International Airport last year, making it the 4th year in a row to reach a record high. Cayman Airways, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year has been accredited with playing a major part in this 8.5% increase in tourism since 2016. According to Ms. Harris of the Department of Tourism, has applauded Cayman Airways for bringing visitors and opening up new markets, calling them a 'trail blazer'  for other airlines.  


12th September 2017

Cayman Airways resumes service to Flordia airports

Cayman Airways late Monday night announced that it had resumed flights to and from Miami, Tampa, and Kingston. The national carrier’s announcement came airports across Florida reopened on Tuesday. Miami, the state's busiest airport, resumed service at 7:06 a.m.  On Tuesday; with an arriving American Airlines flight arriving from Seattle. The airports in the state have reported “only mild damage” from the storm.


Flights KX102, KX103, KX106 and KX107 between Grand Cayman and Miami on Tuesday will be operated with CAL's larger 737-800 aircraft to accommodate additional passengers affected by the airport closure as a result of Hurricane Irma. The previously scheduled recovery flights for Tampa, KX3200 and KX3201 will operate as scheduled said the airline in a release. 


10th July 2017

Cayman Airways summer schedule begins

Cayman Airways’ summer schedule is now in full swing, with nonstop flights between Grand Cayman and five United States destinations, including two seasonal summer routes – Dallas and Chicago. The airline’s seasonal Dallas flights relaunched on May 24 and will run until Aug. 19 with twice-weekly flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Flight KX320 departs Grand Cayman at 8 a.m. and arrives at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport at 11:40 a.m. On the return, flight KX321 departs Dallas at 1 p.m. and arrives in Grand Cayman at 4:40 p.m.


Cayman Airways’ Chicago summer service relaunched last month with a rock-bottom airfare sale for last-minute bookings. Flight KX504 departs Grand Cayman at 7:45 a.m. and arrives at Chicago O’Hare International Airport at 11:40 a.m. Flight KX505 departs Chicago O’Hare at 1:05 p.m. and arrives in Grand Cayman at 5 p.m. The Chicago summer flights operate until Aug. 13.


The nonstop service between Grand Cayman and Tampa has increased to daily once again for the summer. The daily Tampa flights operate until Aug. 29. Customers who fly on Tuesdays or Wednesdays (through Aug. 31) can get the lowest available Tampa airfare, and those who purchase tickets far enough in advance, particularly 21-days prior to travel, can get the lowest available airfares for Miami flights. Cayman Airways’ summer schedule also includes nonstop service between Grand Cayman and Montego Bay on Mondays and Fridays until Sept. 11.


March 2017

Cayman Airways announced it had officially launched its new service to the island of Roatan in Honduras.

The service is operating twice weekly between Grand Cayman and Roatan on Boeing 737 aircraft. Cayman already operates year-round flights from Grand Cayman to La Ceiba, Honduras twice each week. The new Roatan twice-weekly service will further enhance direct and connecting travel opportunities for both business and leisure travellers. The new flights are operating on Thursdays and Saturdays, with return legs on Fridays and Sundays.


Cayman Airways announced it will conduct regular charter flights between Gran Cayman Island and St. Maarten

This is as part of an agreement between Health City Cayman Islands and St. Maarten-based SZV Social & Health Insurance. the weekly Cayman Airways Express Saab 340B-operated service will use Kingston Norman Manley, Jamaica, as a technical stop on the outbound sector. The flight departed the Cayman Islands on Tuesday, March 28, with the return leg scheduled for Wednesday, March 29. It is anticipated that the direct charter flights will continue for an initial period of six weeks, with approximately twenty patients and SZV officials on board each flight. Once the current rotation has been completed, Health City Cayman Islands and SZV will decide on whether to continue with the service or not.


March 2017

Cayman Airways announced it was to offer more flights between Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac

Cayman Airways Express has added a new daily (except Tuesday) flight rotation between Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman with its Saab 340 B+ aircraft. Flight KX4005 will depart Grand Cayman at 9:50am, arriving into the Brac at 10:30am. Flight KX4006 will depart Cayman Brac at 10:55am and arrive in Grand Cayman at 11:35am. Additionally, on April 4, Cayman Airways will introduce daily Saab 340B+ service for the first time as it expands its morning flights KX4003/KX4004 and late afternoon flights KX4009/4010 to operate on Tuesdays as well. In April 2017, Cayman Airways announced it was continuing to show its support for the Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation by sponsoring this weekend’s annual NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tournament at Public Beach.


December 2016

Cayman Airways announces "next generation" of jets

Cayman Airways announced it had welcomed the first of its next “next generation” of jets Friday as it begins the process of upgrading its entire fleet of international aircraft. Hundreds of well-wishers gathered at the Owen Roberts International Airport as the Boeing 737-800 plane, decked in the livery of the national airline, touched down on Caymanian soil for the first time. All four of the airline’s aging 737-300 jets, which are between 15 and 20 years old, will be replaced with new “state of the art” aircraft over the next four years.


November 2016

Cayman Airways to launch new direct route between the Cayman Isalnds and Honduras?

Cayman Airways are analysing the possibility of opening, in the following months, a direct route between The Cayman Islands and Honduras Island Roatan, in Honduras' Caribbean. Honduras and Cayman Island's authorities conferred and stated they are seeking for ways in which they can increase commercial activity between the countries. As a result of this meeting, one of the actions proposed was a new direct route between the before mentioned Honduran city and The Cayman Islands.


November 2016

Cayman Islands announced it had taken delivery of its maiden B737-800 following the arrival of VP-CNG in the Caribbean

Formerly LN-NOO with Norwegian, the twinjet has been leased from Air Lease Corporation on a twenty-five month contract. It is aimed as an interim measure while the Caymanian carrier awaits delivery of its four B737 MAX 8s, also on lease from ALC. The aircraft are due to arrive between the fourth quarter of 2018 and the third quarter of 2020.


Cayman Airways is using the new jets to replace its existing fleet of four B737-300s which will be gone by 2020. The national flag carrier plans to retire the oldest of its current jets in June next year, meaning it will operate with an enlarged five plane fleet for the next six months. Ultimately, Cayman Airways aims to switch all its aircraft to new Boeing 737-800 Max planes by 2020. Those planes, the newest model available, are still on the production line.The Boeing 737-800 plane, which arrived Friday, is intended to bridge the gap until the new aircraft are available.