Cayman Airways is making Tuesday flights available again, the airline announced Friday.
The carrier had previously advised that it would need to re-schedule flights due to the closing of Owen Roberts International Airport on Tuesdays throughout the months of September and October.
The Cayman Islands Airports Authority announced in early August that the runway will not be closed on Tuesdays after all, as the necessarily work would be carried out during evenings instead.
The airport had been scheduled to close on Tuesdays to facilitate work on extending the runway.
Cayman Airways has attempted to fully restore its fall schedule of Tuesday flights, but the short window between the airport closure cancellation and the affected flights made that difficult in some cases, the airline stated.
Not all flights have been able to be reconstituted, and some have had to be operated at different times. Cayman Airways has added Tuesday flights to Miami and Jamaica, as well as domestic service between Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands.
“Coming out of the effort to change our schedule and accommodate those passengers who had booked travel on Tuesdays, there are now some challenges in trying to re-introduce flights with a limited booking window,” said Paul Tibbetts, Cayman Airways’ executive vice president of finance and commercial affairs. “Seats on flights are generally sold across a long span of time, generally up to a year.
“With weeks instead of months to sell, we are therefore cognizant of the fact that many of the re-introduced Tuesday flights will likely go out with light loads. However, we are mindful that for the next two months, Cayman Airways will provide the only connection between the Cayman Islands and the rest of the world on Tuesdays, once again underlying the Airline’s importance to our islands.”
Passengers who wish to travel on Tuesdays during the months of September and October can visit www.caymanairways.com, call Cayman Airways Reservations at (345) 949‑2311, or contact their local travel agent.