The closure forced Cayman Airways flight KX832 to return to Grand Cayman and led to knock-on delays for flights to and from Miami, airline officials said.
Upon arrival back at Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA), all passengers on flight KX832 remained on board, with the exception of three passengers who decided not to travel again, and the flight departed at 3:47pm. It was scheduled to arrive in Havana at 5:45pm and flight KX833 was re-scheduled to depart Havana at 6:45pm, arriving in Grand Cayman at 6:45pm, a release from Cayman Airlines stated.
This led to further delays of flights to and from Miami, including flight KX106, which was re-scheduled to depart Grand Cayman at 8pm, arriving in Miami at 10:20pm and flight KX107 which was re-scheduled to depart Miami at 11:20pm, arriving in Grand Cayman at 11:40pm.
Passengers who are booked to travel on any of these affected flights can call Cayman Airways Reservations on 345-949-2311 (within the Caribbean) or 1-800-4-cayman (within the United States) for more information.