Low airfares offer travel opportunities

Low airfare travel deals available between Grand Cayman and other destinations may entice stay-over visitors in the wake of Hurricane Ivan or offer residents a welcome vacation getaway.

Travel Pros travel agency said Delta Airlines is offering a US$319 roundtrip fare on its midweek flights between Grand Cayman and Atlanta. This low fare is valid for travel between 23 January and 16 February, with 27 January as the last day to buy tickets.

US Airways is also offering a low fare roundtrip deal of US$319 from Charlotte in North Carolina to Grand Cayman. However, this fare is only valid from Charlotte, as, according to Travel Pros, the fare from Grand Cayman to Charlotte round-trip is US$505. The deal is for mid-week travel and good for travel up to 16 February. Tickets must be bought by 27 January.

Continental Airlines is also offering round-trip flights between Grand Cayman and New York from US$339, good for travel up to 16 February.

Special value fares between Miami and Grand Cayman from American Airlines and Cayman Airways between 7 January through 13 March, are US$259 and should be purchased before 31 January.

British Airways was also offering round-trip fares only for passengers travelling out of London to Grand Cayman, via Nassau, of £394, valid for travel from 10 January through 16 March and from 28 March through 30 June. Tickets for this deal needed to be purchased by 25 January.

The cut fares from airlines in the United States are in line with new fare structures initiated recently by Delta Airlines. American Airlines quickly responded with similar fare cuts and other airlines including Continental and US Airways also matched some fares.

Cayman Airway’s fare to Miami was introduced independently by the national flag carrier some time ago and the airline is evaluating its fare structures for the next two to three months, said Mr. Richard Blake, Cayman Airways’ VP Marketing and Sales.