Since 1968, Cayman Airways has been serving the Cayman Islands as our national flag carrier. We are proud to say that Cayman Airways is the best way to fly to, from, and within the Cayman Islands!
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 737-300 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 300+ with two national and eight international gateways.
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 aircrafts between Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.
In-keeping with the Caymankind nature of our Caymanian culture, we offer our passengers two FREE checked bags up to 55lbs for travel in Economy on all jet flights, and up to 3 FREE checked bags up to 55lbs each for travel in Business Class. In-keeping with the nature of our Caymanian community, Cayman Airways passengers (aged 18+) enjoy FREE Rum Punch inflight, as well as a free full meal on flights longer than 2 hours in duration.