Airports Authority’s new mascot takes flight

Calypso, the Cayman Islands Airport Authority's new mascot, invited passengers to partake of cupcakes and sweets on Valentine's Day.

The Cayman Islands Airports Authority’s new mascot, a Cayman parrot called Calypso, made his debut on Valentine’s Day at Owen Roberts International Airport.

The 6-foot-tall parrot meets and greets passengers as part of the Airports Authority’s latest customer service and marketing initiative. “So far the feedback has been very positive with many passengers asking to take photos with the mascot and giving him high fives as he walked through the airport,” a press release from the authority stated.

According to the Airports Authority, the addition of the mascot is “just one step to help alleviate some of the stress of weary travelers when construction inside the main terminal begins later on this year.”

The airport is undergoing a multi-million dollar airport expansion project.

The Airports Authority said the mascot will also be used on its website and on signage.