The Twin Otter propeller planes that take passengers to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman have been temporarily grounded.
The only flights today and tomorrow to the Brac are on two jet flights in the morning and afternoon, according to Cayman Airways.
All Cayman Airways Express flights to and from Cayman Brac and Little Cayman were cancelled, replaced with one return jet flight in the afternoon, according to Cayman Airways.
Olivia Scott-Ramirez, the airline’s corporation communications manager said: ‘Little Cayman passengers are being accommodated through these additional jet flights to Cayman Brac and are being ferried on boats for the Little Cayman segment of travel.’
Flights to Cayman Brac have been disrupted for several days, with numerous cancellations and postponements of flights since late last week.
The airline announced on Wednesday afternoon it was putting on additional jet flights to Cayman Brac to make up for the cancelled scheduled Twin Otter flights.
Mrs. Scott-Ramirez said the additional jet flights had been scheduled due to ‘unscheduled maintenance’ on the propeller planes.
Olson Anderson, CEO designate of Cayman Airways, said engineers were currently working on the problem with the Twin Otters.
Only the jet will fly to Cayman Brac on Wednesday and Thursday.
Wednesday’s flight 2105 departs Grand Cayman for Cayman Brac at 3pm, arriving at 3:30pm, and returns to Grand Cayman as flight 2406, departing the Brac at 4pm, with a 4:30pm arrival on Grand Cayman.
On Thursday, flight 2401 departs Grand Cayman for Cayman Brac at 9am, arriving at 9:30am. That flight returns to Grand Cayman as flight 2102, departing the Brac at 10am, arriving on Grand Cayman at 10:30am.
A press release from the airline stated it was ‘working diligently to inform and accommodate all affected passengers, and apologise for any inconveniences caused. Cayman Airways will update the travelling public with more information as it is received’.