Cayman Airways launched its new twice-weekly nonstop flights from Grand Cayman to Roatan, Honduras, last week.
“The Cayman Islands have had a long history with Honduras and particularly the Bay Islands,” said Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell, adding that the new service between Cayman and Roatan reconnects that link “and will provide convenient travel options for Caymanians and inbound visitors. In addition to the direct service between our two countries, we also see opportunities to explore dual destination travel in the future.”
Cayman Airways President and CEO Fabian Whorms said the airline last year had a “steady stream of passengers taking advantage of the connection Cayman Airways provides between Miami, La Ceiba Honduras and Grand Cayman.”
“Adding Roatan as a Cayman Airways gateway not only broadens travel possibilities and increases connectivity options for our passengers, but further enhances an already well-established relationship with Honduras,” he said.
He said passengers could also avail of same-day connections between Roatan and New York, Miami, and Tampa. There are also connecting flight options between Roatan and Cayman Airways’ other regional markets, Kingston and Havana.
Flights to Roatan will operate Thursdays and Saturdays, with flight KX884 departing Grand Cayman at 6:50 p.m., arriving in Roatan at 7 p.m. (Roatan time). The return flights are on Fridays and Sundays, with flight KX885 departing Roatan at 8 a.m., arriving on Grand Cayman at 10:10 a.m.