Cayman Airways expands Tampa service

From left, Olivia Scott Ramirez and Paul Tibbetts of Cayman Airways, Christopher Minner and Kari Goetz of Tampa International Airport, and Jean Ritch, Cayman Airways network planning manager.

Cayman Airways has expanded its service to Tampa, Florida, from five flights per week to daily nonstop flights from July 1 to Aug. 31.

“For more than 30 years, Cayman Airways has been serving the Cayman/Tampa route with nonstop flights, so we’re thrilled to introduce daily flights this summer to help meet the increasing travel demand for this popular route,” said Paul Tibbetts, executive vice president of finance and commercial affairs for Cayman Airways.

“With its many theme parks as well as its close proximity to Disney World in Orlando, Tampa has always been a popular destination for summer travel, especially for Cayman families, so we’re poised to increase this service to daily flights year-round if the demand remains consistent beyond the summer months,” he added.

The service expansion is also expected to benefit inbound tourism for the Cayman Islands. “Cayman Airways, the national flag carrier, has been a strategic partner throughout the years and plays a vital role in air service to the destination,” said Minister for Tourism Moses Kirkconnell. “This move to expand to daily service to Tampa exemplifies their … commitment to this valuable route.”

Director of Tourism Rosa Harris said the change makes Cayman even more accessible for visitors this summer.

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To support the daily summer service, Cayman Airways, Tampa International Airport and the Department of Tourism are undertaking an advertising campaign.

“This flight will give Tampa residents the opportunity to experience the beauty of Cayman with more convenience, while giving the residents of Cayman better access to Tampa Bay’s cultural events, shopping, entertainment and attractions,” Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano said. “We provide a fast and easy international process with global entry for U.S. citizens, as well as automated passport control kiosks that expedite the customs process. This makes Tampa a preferred airport for both residents and our guests coming from Cayman.”

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