Board Chairman: Phillip Rankin
CEO: Fabian Whorms
Brief History: Cayman Airways was established and started operations on August 7, 1968. It was formed following the Cayman Government's purchase of 51% of Cayman Brac Airways from LACSA (the Costa Rican flag carrier) and became wholly government owned in December 1977. A few months after it was formed, Cayman Airways flew its first international route to Kingston, Jamaica. The airline acquired its first jet aircraft in 1978 and began services to Houston. In 1982 the airline acquired a Boeing 727-200 aircraft to strengthen the airline's regional and international capability, also allowing for the introduction of first class service. These jets were eventually replaced with Boeing 737-200's, and during the 1980s Cayman Airways offered scheduled or charter service to Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, & St. Louis. Today Cayman Airways employs a staff of 300+ with two national and eight international gateways.
Jet Service: As the national flag carrier for the Cayman Islands, Cayman Airways operates non-stop Boeing 737 jet service between Grand Cayman and the following major US cities: Miami and Tampa, Florida; Washington DC; New York, New York; and Chicago, Illinois. Nonstop jet service is also provided between Grand Cayman and regional destinations, including: Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica; Havana, Cuba; and La Ceiba, Honduras. The airline’s Cayman Airways Express service also operates Twin Otter aircraft between Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.
Fleet: Four (4) Boeing 737-300 jet aircraft and 2 Twin Otter aircraft.
Regulatory Overview: As a multinational carrier, Cayman Airways must meet the safety regulations of three separate aviation entities – the CAA, (United Kingdom), the FAA (United States) and the CAA (Cayman Islands). Cayman Airways crew-members receive intensive training that enables them to provide leadership under any circumstance that may be encountered should an out-of-the ordinary situation occur.
Frequent Flyer: A rewards programme which allows passengers to accumulate air miles which they can redeem for free airline tickets for future travel. New members must sign up online via www.caymanairways.com/frequentflyer.
Sir Turtle Club: An exclusive “Airline Club” for Cayman Airways passengers. Benefits include access to the Sir Turtle Club Lounge in the departure area of Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman. In other airports Cayman Airways shares lounge facilities with airline partners. Membership is only CI$250 a year, which provides members with preferred check-in, seating and boarding and enrolment in the Frequent Flyer programme.
Airline Magazine: Cayman Airways Skies www.caymanairwaysskies.com
Mascot/Logo: Sir Turtle. A national icon adopted from the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism’s Sir Turtle logo, and slightly modified by the addition of an aviator’s scarf blowing in the wind
Addresses: CAYMAN AIRWAYS LTD.
Corporate Headquarters 91
Owen Roberts Drive
P.O. Box 1101 GT, Grand Cayman KY1-1001
Reservations: 1-800-G-Cayman (within the US) or 345-949-2311