Cayman Airways will relaunch its flights to New York’s John F.Kennedy Airport (JFK) on December 16, 2021. In a statement released on Friday, Cayman Airways said that it would restart nonstop flights between Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) on Grand Cayman and New York’s John F.Kennedy Airport (JFK).
Cayman Airways says it will deploy one of its three state-of-the-art Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets for the nearly four-hour-long flight. Initially, the service will see four flights per week between the Caribbean and New York on a Sunday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Cayman Airways GCM to JFK schedule
Starting December 16, 2021, Cayman Airways flights between Grand Cayman and New York will operate on Sundays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Cayman Airways flight number KX792 will depart Grand Cayman at 17:05 and arrive in New York at 21:00.
The return flight from New York to the Cayman Islands will operate on a Monday, Sunday, Friday, and Saturday. Cayman Airways flight number KX793 will depart New York at 08:30 and arrive in Grand Cayman at 12:30
“Cayman Airways has been serving the New York market since 2007…and we're thrilled to continue our role as a lever for strategic tourism & economic growth for Cayman," said CAL's EVP of Finance & Commercial Affairs, Paul Tibbetts.” See link for more: https://t.co/ESJa9MDSmR… pic.twitter.com/wvcmqpqdCm
— Cayman Airways (@CaymanAirways) November 11, 2021
From January 2, 2022, Cayman Airways flights between Grand Cayman and New York will operate on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Cayman Airways flight number KX792 will depart Grand Cayman at 16:05 and arrive in New York at 20:00.
Cayman Airways flight number KX793 between New York and Grand Cayman will operate on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Cayman Airways flight number KX793 will depart New York at 08:30 and arrive in Grand Cayman at 12:30.
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Cayman Airways started flying to New York in 2007
When announcing the relaunching flights to New York in a company statement, Cayman Airways said it was operating the flights in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism & Transport and the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (DOT). When speaking about the return of flights to New York in the company statement Cayman Airways’ Executive Vice President of Finance and Commercial Affairs, Paul Tibbetts, said:
“Cayman Airways has been serving the New York market since 2007, seeing passenger numbers grow from 28,000 in its first full year of operation to over 50,000 passengers annually. Service to the Big Apple had been suspended since March of 2020 following the closure of the Cayman Islands’ borders to international commercial flights, but as the Cayman Islands begin to again welcome tourists to the islands, Cayman Airways is thrilled to continue its role of being a lever for strategic tourism and economic growth.”
The Minister for Tourism and Transport, the Hon. Kenneth Bryan stated:
“The New York service will be a welcomed addition to Cayman Airways’ current schedule and marks an important milestone in the recovery of the Cayman Islands tourism industry. New York is a primary source market for the Cayman Islands, given that a high percentage of our guests originate from the tri-state area. This Cayman Airways direct service provides an easy and convenient option for travelers wanting to visit our Islands from the Northeast United States, and we look forward to extending our signature ‘Caymankind’ welcome when they arrive on our shores.”
Director of Tourism for the Cayman Islands, Rosa Harris, added:
“We know there is strong demand from our loyal visitors and residents who eagerly await leisure travel activities and a renewed lifestyle, supported by the confidence in having access to travel. Additionally, our local business community will benefit from having the return of this route as it connects the Cayman Islands to this important financial market. The Department of Tourism stands with Cayman Airways as a strategic partner in making the return to New York a success in the country’s reopening borders strategy.”
About Cayman Airways
Established in 1968, Cayman Airways is the national flag carrier of the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands. Based at Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) in George Town, Cayman Airways operates domestic flights to Cayman Brac and international flights to the United States, Jamaica, Cuba, and Honduras. According to the aviation data and statistics website ch-aviation, Cayman Airways has a fleet of seven aircraft that includes the following planes:
- 3 x Boeing 737 MAX 8s
- 2 x De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300s
- 2 x Saab S340Bs
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