Air passengers get some relief

To accommodate large numbers of departing passengers on weekends and busy travel days, the Cayman Islands Airports Authority has erected new tented areas at the Owen Roberts International Airport. 

Upon arriving at the security screening checkpoint after check-in, passengers whose flights are scheduled to depart within 90 minutes are given access to the departure lounge, while other passengers are advised of the availability of a tented area on the second floor of the airport terminal, beside the Hungry Horse restaurant. 

To alleviate overcrowding in the departure hall, when there are several flights departing within a short period of time, some passengers are processed and guided to a tented pre-boarding area outside Gates 3, 4 and 5, to await boarding. 

The new measure came into effect Feb. 1 after recent overcrowding at the airport departure hall forced the airport authority to take measures to facilitate passengers.  

The airports authority said these measures will remain in effect for “as long as necessary.” 

The CIAA said it welcomes air travelers who pass through Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac to email comments to [email protected]

The new measure came into effect Feb. 1 after recent overcrowding at the airport departure hall forced the airport authority to take measures to facilitate passengers.  

airport tent area

Passengers wait for their flights on the second floor of the airport where a tented area has been added as part of measures to alleviate overcrowding.

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