CAL increases cargo services

The national flag carrier, Cayman Airways, is increasing its cargo services to respond to the high volume of items that need prompt shipping to the Cayman Islands.

A press release from the airline states that in this period of rebuilding there is an increased demand for items purchased overseas to be transported to the Cayman Islands. For businesses and individuals who need their items urgently, Cayman Airways Cargo is now operating a dedicated all-cargo aircraft and offers a viable alternative to shipping by sea and the new freighter service means that even oversized items may be shipped within 24 hours.

With dedicated freight planes available for flights each day, Monday through Friday, customers that deliver their items to Cayman Airways Cargo’s Miami hub by 2 pm generally receive their goods the next day.

Cayman Airways Cargo is offering a special introductory rate* for customers shipping over 500 lbs per airway bill of ‘general cargo’. This offer is valid until 15 March.

‘As the country rebuilds we are seeing a greater need for air cargo uplift, so we are pleased to introduce the new increased freighter schedule,’ commented CAL’s President and CEO Mike Adam. ‘Our cargo service has always prided itself on an excellent service record, with over 90 percent of General Cargo shipments being delivered within 72 hours. The new daily freighter service will enable us to offer even faster delivery times,’ he added.

Cayman Airways cargo offers three different types of services to suit customers’ needs:

The Jiffy service is an express delivery service for small packages and envelopes weighing less than 40 lbs and under 30 linear inches. Jiffy packages from known shippers can be sent on the next passenger plane, other shippers will see their parcel arrive on the next freighter service.

Guaranteed Priority Service offers guaranteed delivery for known shippers with advanced bookings.

The Cayman Airways General Cargo service, available to everyone, offers surprisingly affordable air freight with prompt delivery times and excellent customer service.

Items such as home and office furniture, building materials, appliances, scooters, and electronic goods can be transported by air at competitive prices.

Cargo services are not restricted to Miami alone, as Cayman Airways has a full network of ‘drop points’ including Tampa, Kingston, Montego Bay, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman and all shipments are handled with the utmost care and professionalism. Cayman Airways would also like to inform the public that ‘freight-only’ charters are also available between Grand Cayman and virtually any international point within operational range capabilities, said the release.

For more information on services and rates, please call the following customer service numbers or visit the website www.caymanairways.com/cargo.

In the Cayman Islands – 345-949-8274

In Miami – 305-526-2069

This special introductory rate is subject government approval and is non-inclusive of fuel and security surcharges.