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Cayman Airways captains pilot retirement flight together

Tributes paid to Cayman Airways pilots Captain Kris Bergstrom and Captain Leroy McLaughlin as they mark their final flight.

CAL’s 737-8 planes set to return to service

Cayman Airways announced the first commercial passenger flight using its 737 MAX8 planes since the aircraft was reinstated following a nearly two-year grounding will be to Miami, Florida, on Friday, 19 Feb.

CAL: Our Max-8 planes are ‘safe’, ready for service in February

Cayman Airways Limited say their Max-8 planes have undergone the necessary safety modifications and will be ready to return to service in the second half of February.

Max 8 plane arrives at Boeing facility in US

One of Cayman Airways' 737-Max 8 aircraft arrived safely at a Boeing maintenance facility in the US, after completing a flight last Tuesday.

Max 8 plane to fly to Boeing maintenance facility in US

One of Cayman Airway’s two 737 Max 8 aircraft will depart Owen Roberts International Airport Monday for a Boeing maintenance facility in the US. The journey comes two days after the Max 8, VP-CIW, aircraft successfully conducted an hour-long maintenance flight test on Saturday evening.

Max 8 to make first flight in nearly a year

After sitting inactive in a Cayman Airways hanger for nearly a year, one of the airline’s Boeing 737-Max 8 aircraft will take to the skies this weekend. A statement issued on behalf of Cayman Airways said the trip is a necessary maintenance flight for the plane, which was delivered to the airline 30 Nov. 2018. “For almost a year, the grounded Max aircraft have been maintained under an active storage maintenance program as specified by the manufacturer,” the airline’s president and CEO, Fabian Whorms, said in a statement. “Routine maintenance flights become necessary over time as part of this maintenance program and are being conducted in coordination with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands and Boeing.”

New ‘gateways’ drive tourism growth

When Southwest launched its inaugural flight from Baltimore last month, it also opened the 25th gateway airport for the Cayman Islands.

Ships head to Cayman amid Cuba cruise ban

Cuba’s loss could be Cayman’s gain, following US President Donald Trump’s decision to ban cruise ships from travelling to the communist island.

Sports tourism helps boost numbers

The CARIFTA track and field event has been credited with boosting tourism arrivals in April as the Cayman Islands notched up another record month.

Second Cayman Airways 737 Max 8 plane arrives

Cayman Airways’ second Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, VP-CIX, took off for Grand Cayman from the Boeing Field in Seattle Thursday.

New Cayman Airways jet arrives with fanfare

Pirates, politicians and hundreds of onlookers waited anxiously Friday afternoon for the arrival of Cayman Airways’ newest jet, the Boeing 737 Max 8 – the first of its kind in the Caribbean.

Cayman Airways new planes could add $10M to annual costs

Government is likely to have to inject significantly more cash into Cayman Airways to help fund the cost of its new fleet of aircraft at a time when the airline is suffering from falling revenues, legislators heard Thursday.

Cayman Airways confident about Boeing 737 Max 8

Cayman Airways released a statement Friday regarding the new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft it will receive later this year and the investigation relating to a plane of the same model that crashed in the Java Sea.

Cayman Airways goes west with Denver route

Cayman Airways will begin flying direct to Denver in March as the national airline seeks new horizons in the western United States.

Cayman Airways introduces new baggage fee policy

Cayman Airways plans to implement fees for checked bags for the first time, while also lowering fees on excess, overweight and over-sized baggage.

$6 million impact: CAL cutback of Cuban flights reduces revenue

Cayman Airways has taken a $6 million annual hit from the opening up of the Cuban market to U.S. airlines, prompting reevaluation of the national carrier’s strategy.

Cayman Airways jet makes emergency landing

A Cayman Airways flight headed for New York had to return to Owen Roberts International Airport and make an emergency landing Sunday when it developed a problem with the jet’s pressurization system.

Jet back in action as older plane ‘retires’

Cayman Airways’ newest jet, a Boeing 737-800, is back in service nearly two months after mechanical issues forced an emergency landing at Owen Roberts International Airport.

Cause of Cayman Airways engine malfunction unknown

Cayman Airways does not yet know the cause of a mechanical issue that forced the emergency landing of a B737-800 aircraft bound for Tampa, Florida, earlier this month.

Cayman businesses monitor Trump threat on Cuba opening

Cayman entrepreneur and chief agent for electric vehicles John Felder said he will meet U.S. Treasury Department officials “sooner rather than later” following reports that President Donald Trump is considering undoing Obama-era diplomatic and commercial openings to Cuba.

Cayman Airways launches Roatan route

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.

After fire truck flips on runway, Brac airport still closed to jets

Cayman Brac’s airport will remain closed to jet traffic until a new fire truck is shipped to the island to replace the vehicle that flipped over on the runway Thursday. Cayman Airways, the only operator which flies jet aircraft into the Brac, was forced to cancel flights and reshuffle its schedule over the weekend.

‘Human error’ blamed for CAL incident on outgoing flight

Cayman Airways chief Fabian Whorms on Thursday blamed “human error” for a Tuesday incident in which locking pins prevented retraction of landing gears on an outgoing flight, forcing it to return to Owen Roberts International Airport.

Cayman Airways climbing out of $50 million debt

Once saddled with burgeoning “historical debts” of around $50 million, it appears Cayman’s national airline may finally be climbing out of a debt spiral that had threatened its operations in 2009/10.

Cayman Airways seeks another new plane

Cayman Airways is seeking to lease a second Saab prop plane to operate on the commuter route between Grand Cayman and the Brac.

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