Busy travel weekend looms at airport

With a heavy flow of passengers expected to pass through the Owen Roberts International Airport this Easter weekend, those travelling are being advised to arrive in plenty of time for their flights.

Cayman Airways alone has approximately 3,650 passengers booked to travel out of Grand Cayman over Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 1,400 Thursday; 1,400 on Friday; and 850 on Saturday.

The national airline has recommended that those travelling early in the morning should check-in as early as possible – three hours before scheduled departure.

The airline also recommends that customers who can use early check-in or web check-in do so.

Web check-in is a new service offered by Cayman Airways, which allows customers to check themselves in, select a seat, and print their boarding pass online at www.caymanairways.com They can check-in online anytime between 24 and two hours prior to their flight departure.

Early check-in is available through Cayman Airways the day prior to the flight from 5-7pm every evening at the Cayman Airways Cargo Import Office in the headquarters building and also at the Owen Roberts Airport from 7-9pm. Customers are reminded to take their travel documents and passport for early check-in.

Customers who have used web or early check-in need to make sure they arrive at the departure gate at least 60 minutes before departure for verification of travel documents. So, ample time should be given on top of this to drop off bags to be checked-in at the Fast Bag line, pass through security and Immigration lines.

Passengers should also follow all security regulations and should not attempt to pass through the security checkpoint with liquids in quantities over three ounces, as this can slow down the screening process.