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Cayman Airways is the national flag carrier of the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands. The airline operates both an international and domestic scheduled passenger carrier, flying to many destinations including Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman, Miami, New York, Tampa, Chicago, Dallas, Havana, Holguin, Kingston, Montego Bay and La Ceiba.

The airline was established in 1968 and was formed following the Cayman Government's purchase of 51% of 'Cayman Brac Airways', which was founded in 1955.

Currently, the airline operates a fleet of 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.

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If you book your flights through Alternative Airlines you can choose to pay using the currency of your choice, including Cayman Islands Dollar (KYD). You can also choose from 40+ payment methods, including PayPal and Affirm. For more information check out our Cayman Airways - Fly Now, Pay Later page.

Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers 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.

Checked Baggage

The airline entitles all Economy passengers to 2 pieces of checked-in baggage, with a maximum weight of 55 lbs per bag.

Business Class passengers 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.

For all passengers, checked bags must measure a max of 62 linear inches (157cm).

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Checking easily and securely with the airline Cayman Airways online check-in page. Passengers can check-in online 24 hours before scheduled flight departure. Online check-in will close two hours before departure. Passengers must arrive at the departure gate 90 minutes 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). 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.

Cabin Classes

Economy Class

Economy Class is the airline's most affordable class of travel.

Economy Class Facilities

Meals: Passengers can order food and drink from the airline's in-flight menu. A complimentary meal is served on our longest international flight.

Entertainment: There isn't any in-flight entertainment, except for a selection of in-flight magazines which can be found in the back pocket of the seat in front of each passenger.

What are Economy Class Seats Like?

Seats are set out in a 3 x 3 formation and give ample legroom and space to each passenger.

Business Class

The Business Class cabin is available on select Cayman Airways flights.

Business Class Facilities

The Business Class service is carried out by the airline's specially trained Business Class cabin crew. The cabin crew is warm, friendly and attentive.

Meals: Each passenger is welcomed with a bottle of water. Once the flight has taken-off, passengers can order complimentary drinks — both alcoholic and non-alcoholic — and choose from a variety of sandwiches on shorter flights and hot meals on longer flights.

Entertainment: There is no inflight entertainment on this service.

What are Business Class Seats Like?

Business Class seats are laid out in a 2 x 2 formation. Each seat gives much larger recline and legroom in comparison to Economy Class.

In-flight Wi-Fi

WiFi is not currently available on Cayman Airways flights.

Airline Alliance

Cayman Airways is not part of an airline alliance program.

Frequent Flyer Program

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

There are three types of membership:

  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum

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 the airlines share lounge facilities with airline partners.

When you make a 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.

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Destinations that Cayman Airways flies to

Cayman Airways operates flights to over 10 destinations around North and Central America. It's main goal is to connect the Cayman Islands with major cities in the USA and Central America, including New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Panama City, Havana and many others.

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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 SosaAero Caribbean, Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Airlines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines and WestJet.


As of December 2022, Cayman Airways operates flights with the following aircraft in its fleet:

  • 4 x Boeing 737 MAX 8
  • 2 x De Havilland Canada DHC 6-300 Twin Otter (with 1 more on order)
  • 2 x Saab 340B+