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Tourism minister: BA to resume ‘regular schedule’ from September

Minister of Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan said, from 9 Sept., when Cayman has a soft reopening of its borders for commercial flights, British Airways plans to resume its "regular flight schedule" between London and Grand Cayman.

Additional BA flights for July and August confirmed

Government has confirmed two additional British Airways flights to meet increased demand during the summer.

BA flights confirmed, gov’t asks for two more

British Airways has confirmed its fortnightly schedule of flights up until 23 Sept., and the Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism is now requesting two additional flights be added in July and August.

Gov’t warns about ‘ghost flights’, outlines proposed BA schedule

The Cayman Islands government today released proposed dates for upcoming fortnightly British Airways repatriation flights until 23 Sept., while warning residents and visitors to avoid booking non-existent 'ghost flights' advertised on airline websites.

Governor asks UK to include OTs in vaccine passport app

Cayman should be included in any vaccine passport project used by the UK, Governor Martyn Roper announced today.
Tourists relax on Grand Cayman's Seven Mile Beach

BA chief hopeful of increased Caribbean travel after 17 May

British Airways Chief Executive Officer Sean Doyle says he is hopeful that after 17 May, when the UK is expected to announce a travel 'green list', that the airway can expand on the number of routes it operates between London and Caribbean destinations.

British Airways calls for vaccinated people to travel without restrictions

British Airways's new boss said vaccinated people should be allowed to travel without restriction and non-vaccinated people with a negative COVID-19 test, as he set out his ideas for a travel restart a month before the UK government finalises its plans.

BA clarifies pre-flight COVID test requirements

Passengers who were barred from boarding a British Airways flight to London last month were mistakenly prevented from flying because check-in staff did not have updated information about pre-flight testing, an airline spokesperson has said.

Negative PCR test required for UK travel

Travellers heading to the UK are now required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result before departing, according to new travel requirements announced Friday by Britain's Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

BA flight stoppage delays Christmas mail

Any Christmas mail that does not arrive on the 15 Dec. British Airways flight from London will not be delivered until the new year, the Cayman Islands Postal Service advised.

Update: Confusion as BA shifts December flights to Tuesdays

Travellers booked on next month's upcoming British Airways flights were hit with cancellation emails Wednesday morning following changes to dates of the weekly approved flights for December.

UK lockdown: BA’s Cayman flights to continue as planned

The UK's looming lockdown will not impact British Airways air-bridge flights to Cayman, government officials have confirmed.

Cayman, UK discussing lockdown implications for BA flights

Cayman's UK office has said it is discussing with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office the possible impact new lockdown measures in Britain will have on British Airways air-bridge flights.

Update: BA flights move to weekly service

British Airways flights for the upcoming holiday season could increase in frequency,  Governor Martyn Roper has said.

‘Unauthorised’ arrival allowed to stay

Customs and Border Control on Friday reversed a decision to deport a passenger who arrived in Cayman without proper authorisation.

New regs make home-isolation breaches criminal offence

As government's pilot phase of testing its electronic monitoring of home-isolating passengers began Thursday, new regulations with criminal offences for breaches of the terms of quarantine have kicked in.

British Airways arrivals testing geofencing tech

Passengers who arrived on today's British Airways flight are the first test subjects in Cayman to trial geofencing technology and quarantine procedures in preparation for the phased border reopening on 1 Oct.

Breakthrough on evacuation flight for stranded Indian community

The Governor’s Office believes it has made a breakthrough that could allow hundreds of stranded Indian nationals to return to their home country in early July.

Passengers shocked by conditions on exit flights

Passengers on the British Airways evacuation flight out of Grand Cayman last week say they were stunned at the lack of social distancing and enhanced hygiene measures on board.

Emergency BA flight arrives in Cayman

A British Airways flights from London arrived at Grand Cayman’s airport Monday afternoon, carrying 58 Caymanian students and other residents, who will be quarantined for 14 days in a government-mandated facility.
British Airways' Boeing 777 aircraft arrives in the Cayman Islands.

Frontline staff to get boost in supplies

Cayman will receive thousands of key personal protective equipment for frontline workers on Tuesday’s British Airways flight, Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has said.

Emergency British Airways flight planned

An emergency British Airways flight will travel to Cayman via Bermuda next week to help evacuate any residents who need to get out of those two territories amid the deepening coronavirus crisis.
British Airways' Boeing 777 aircraft arrives in the Cayman Islands.

UPDATE: Governor’s Office: BA flight to London will operate

Confusion reigned among passengers booked for the final British Airways flight out of Grand Cayman on Sunday, before the island's airport closes for three weeks, when travellers received notifications Wednesday that flight BA252 was cancelled.

BA adds extra London-Cayman flights

British Airways is set to increase its Grand Cayman-to-London flights, starting in April.

First glimpse of new $55 million airport upgrade

Airport bosses unveiled the first element of the facility’s $55 million upgrade Friday, and then targeted completing the job by next Christmas.

Long journey home for red-footed booby

A red-footed booby named Norman arrived in the Cayman Islands on a British Airways flight from Heathrow last week. The bird fell from the sky, exhausted and dehydrated, on a beach in St. Leonards, in the southeast of England, in September.

Holiday flights will run, BA chief says

British Airways executives said Monday that the airline’s full holiday schedule can run, even if planned strikes of cabin crew and baggage handler unions proceed as planned.
British Airways' Boeing 777 aircraft arrives in the Cayman Islands.

New jet brings added capacity

British Airways’ new Boeing 777 aircraft will offer increased luxury and added capacity into the Cayman Islands from the U.K., officials said Friday.

Final flight for BA jet

Airport staff bid farewell to an old friend Wednesday when the last British Airways Boeing 767-300 jet departed the Cayman Islands.

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