Owen Roberts International Airport officials denied Monday that the air conditioning at the airport failed on Saturday, a claim that appeared in a Facebook posting that complained of excessive heat and crowding in the departure area.

Cayman Islands Airports Authority spokeswoman Rhonda Verhoeven said the air conditioning, which was set to 70-72 degrees, was working but acknowledged that the larger than usual number of passengers in the terminal may have pushed the ambient temperature higher.

She said no travellers had complained to airport officials.

Traffic was higher than normal in the terminal, with a peak of 2,644 passengers. Three American Airlines flights were delayed at their points of origin, Verhoeven said, which created a backup in Cayman. Six departing flights were delayed on Saturday.

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