On Sunday September 10, 2017, Cayman Airways’ flight KX606 departed for Kingston after receiving confirmation from air traffic control at Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) that they would be able to receive the flight within the confines of the new and temporary airspace restrictions around NMIA. However, approximately 20 minutes into the flight, the Captain received new and conflicting information from Kingston air traffic control, which resulted in a decision to return to Grand Cayman.
Flights KX606 and KX607 were therefore cancelled, and extra flights were added for Monday September 11, 2017 to accommodate the affected passengers. Additionally, the regular scheduled flights this morning, KX600 and KX601 operated as scheduled between Grand Cayman and Kingston, departing around 7am and 9am respectively, accommodating some of the passengers affected from last night.
The remainder of the affected passengers are being accommodated on extra flights KX3600 and KX3601, which were originally scheduled to depart Grand Cayman at 11:00am and Kingston at 12:50pm, but were subsequently delayed due to ongoing issues related to the airspace restrictions around NMIA. These issues were subsequently resolved and the recovery flights are operating as follows today:
KX3600 departed Grand Cayman at 1:00pm and arrived in Kingston at 2:05pm.
KX3601 departing Kingston at 3pm and arriving on Grand Cayman at 3:55pm.
All other Kingston flights are expected to operate as scheduled, but Cayman Airways is continuing to monitor the situation with air traffic control in Kingston and will update passengers if further changes to our Kingston operations become necessary.
Passengers with tickets to travel between Grand Cayman and Kingston or Montego Bay in the coming days are asked to call Cayman Airways Reservations on 345-949-2311 or 866-759-1372 (toll free in Jamaica) to reconfirm their reservations.
Cayman Airways regrets any inconveniences caused for our valued passengers as a result of this situation, which is beyond the airline’s control.