Founded: August 7, 1968
Board Chairman: John-Paul Clarke
President and CEO: Fabian Whorms
Brief History: Since 1968, Cayman Airways has been serving the Cayman Islands as the country's National Airline. 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 - Grand Cayman 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 737-300 series, 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 nearly 400 people.
Fleet: With a jet fleet of four brand new state-of-the-art Boeing 737-8 aircraft, the airline offers the most nonstop international jet flights to and from the Cayman Islands than any other airline. The airline boasts four (4) new Boeing 737-8 jet aircraft for its international, regional, and domestic routes. Cayman Airways Express operates 2 Twin Otter aircraft, and two (2) Saab 340B+ aircraft domestically between Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
Destinations: Cayman Airways offers regular nonstop service between Grand Cayman and: Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica; Havana, Cuba; La Ceiba, Honduras; Miami and Tampa, Florida; and New York, New York. Seasonal nonstop flights are also operated to/from Denver, Colorado, and nonstop flights to Los Angeles (LAX), California, will commence in 2022. Cayman Airways Express operates daily flights between Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
Experiences: Offering unique Caymanian hospitality like no other airline, Cayman Airways offers passengers FREE Seven Fathoms Rum Punch aboard all international jet flights. A full meal is also offered in Business Class along with complimentary champagne, wine, beer, and cocktails. Access to an exclusive Sir Turtle lounge is offered for applicable Frequent Flyer members and Business Class passengers departing Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) on Grand Cayman, plus access to lounges at other partner airports. NOTE: during the COVID-19 pandemic, some services have been temporarily suspended, including inflight service and access to lounges.
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 crewmembers 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: Sir Turtle Rewards was designed exclusively for our loyal customers. The more tier points customers accrue brings them closer to free flights, upgrades, and other fantastic benefits Cayman Airways has to offer. We have three membership levels - Silver, Gold, and Platinum. For more details, follow this link: www.caymanairways.com/sir-turtle-rewards-detail. To become eligible for Sir Turtle Rewards, it's easy to sign up online: www.caymanairways.com/become-a-member
Sir Turtle Club: An exclusive "Airline Club" for Cayman Airways customers. Benefits include access to the Sir Turtle Club Lounge in the departure area of Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman. In other partner airports, Cayman Airways shares lounge facilities with airline partners. Membership is only CI$350 a year, which provides members with preferred check-in, seating and boarding, and enrollment in the Frequent Flyer programme.
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
91 Owen Roberts Drive
P.O. Box 1101 GT, Grand Cayman KY1-1001
Main number: 345-949-8200
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