Aerolineas Sosa plans service three times a week from Goloson International Airport in La Ceiba, Honduras, to Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman. The flights are scheduled to leave Honduras at 10am on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Return flights are scheduled to depart Grand Cayman at noon each of those days.
Flight time is about one hour.
For the past two years, only Cayman Airways has flown between the two countries, offering its flights on Mondays and Fridays. In 2009, the national carrier of the Cayman Islands established service between Grand Cayman and La Ceiba after a string of other airlines had failed to maintain reliable service between the two nations.
Under overcast and drizzling skies, the 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 regional jet operated by Aerolineas Sosa touched down in Grand Cayman about 12.30pm on Friday with nine passengers aboard, said Bob Connor, a representative for Aerolineas Sosa in Grand Cayman. The plane remained parked on the tarmac for a short time before departing on its return service to La Ceiba with seven passengers aboard.
Aerolineas Sosa is offering introductory roundtrip airfare of US$169 between the destinations.
“The airline has plans for this rate to be in place for about a month,” Mr. Connor said. “Tickets have been sold for flights next week. This is something the airline is looking to build up as much as it can.”
Tickets are available through the airline’s website and also through travel agencies located adjacent to Owen Roberts International Airport.
Based at Goloson International Airport in La Ceiba, Aerolineas Sosa was established in 1984 and operates domestic passenger and charter service throughout Honduras. The flights to Grand Cayman are the carrier’s first international passenger service.