Cayman Airways Celebrates Inaugural Flight to Barbados

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Cayman Airways Restricted (CAL) in the present day inaugurated service to its latest vacation spot – Barbados – with weekly scheduled service now immediately linking the Owen Roberts Worldwide Airport (IATA: GCM) in Grand Cayman with the Grantly Adams Worldwide Airport (IATA: BGI) in Barbados.

Earlier this yr, Cayman Airways acquired a request from the Barbados Tourism Advertising Inc (BTMI), to contemplate providing year-round service twice-weekly between the Cayman Islands and Barbados. Following that request and subsequent negotiations, the airline is happy to start this service in partnership with, and with the backing of, the BTMI. At the side of BTMI, in the present day’s launch was scheduled particularly to coincide with the 2023 Barbados Meals and Rum Competition going down this week in Barbados.

Flight to Barbados on Cayman Airlines

Milestone Achievement

“The introduction of the Barbados route will supply cost-effective flights that may considerably improve the comfort of journey general to, and inside, the Caribbean,” stated Cayman Islands Minister of Tourism and Ports, Hon. Kenneth Bryan.

“The monetary dedication from BTMI to again this Cayman Airways service has been essential in making a Barbados route a actuality. It underscores the long-standing relationship and spirit of cooperation that exists between the governments of the Cayman Islands and Barbados.”

Minister Bryan, who additionally serves as Chairman of the region-wide Caribbean Tourism Group, added: “The launch of this new air service connecting the Cayman Islands with Barbados represents a major milestone in bolstering connectivity throughout the japanese and western Caribbean areas. It serves as a strong image of the immense potential that emerges when Caribbean nations collaborate, and I eagerly anticipate the constructive impression it’ll have on our respective international locations and the broader Caribbean area.”

Handy Connections

Cayman Airways Chairman, Dr. John-Paul Clarke, additionally expressed his enthusiasm, stating: “I’m happy to have a good time the launch of this service and the collaboration with BTMI that made it a actuality. Their assist has been instrumental in getting this fledgling route off the bottom and we stay up for the continuation of this productive partnership to make sure the route’s sustained development and success.

Along with offering nonstop service to and from Barbados, this new service has been timed to supply handy connections to the Japanese Caribbean and Europe by way of the numerous carriers that fly to the Grantley Adams Worldwide Airport. This new service additionally supplies handy connections by way of Grand Cayman to Los Angeles, successfully linking the West Coast of the US with the Japanese Caribbean.

Moreover, we now have been in a position to synchronize the flight schedule to align with different Cayman Airways locations. This expanded connectivity is predicted to usher in recent alternatives for enterprise journey, tourism, and cultural trade, additional enhancing regional ties.”

Dedication to Service

Craig Hinds, Appearing CEO, Barbados Tourism Advertising Inc., added: “This direct scheduled service, the very first of its variety from the Cayman Islands, is a testomony to the enduring spirit of innovation and collaboration that defines our area. It symbolizes our dedication to offering extra handy and environment friendly journey throughout the Caribbean area. Regional journey has typically confronted challenges, together with complicated connecting flights and layovers. The introduction of this direct service will alleviate a few of these challenges, making it extra handy for travellers from the Northern Caribbean to expertise the heat, hospitality and the merchandise that Barbados has to supply.”

Preliminary Service Occasions

The preliminary service will probably be obtainable on Wednesdays, facilitating journey each to and from Barbados. Because the airline transitions into its winter schedule beginning November 5, the scheduled service between Grand Cayman and Barbados will probably be as follows:

  • Tuesdays: KX804 departs Grand Cayman at 5:10pm and arrives in Barbados at 9:35pm
  • Wednesdays: KX805 departs Barbados at 11:45am and arrives in Grand Cayman at 2:25pm
  • Thursdays: KX802 departs Grand Cayman at 4:30pm and arrives in Barbados at 8:55pm
  • Fridays: KX803 departs Barbados

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