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Cayman Airways – Cheap Flights

Cayman Airways is the flag carrier of the Cayman Islands. Founded in 1968, after the Cayman Islands government purchased 51% of Cayman Brac Airways from LACSA (the Costa Rican flag carrier), Cayman Airways has been wholly government owned since December 1977.

Cayman Airways claims that it is the best way to get to, from, and within the Cayman Islands.  Striving to be “Caymankind” in its service towards its customers, Cayman Airways has also developed policies to best meet its passengers’ needs.  For example, it has generous complimentary baggage allowances, to make it easy for visitors who want to bring the sporting equipment they need to enjoy the islands to their fullest.  Boeing jets are used to travel internationally, while the turboprops are used by Cayman Airways Express to make hops from one island to the next.

Turtles have always been important to the Cayman Islands' history. In 1503, Christopher Columbus saw many sea turtles swimming near the two smaller Cayman Islands and he called them Las Tortugas (turtles or tortoises in Spanish) in honor of those turtles. Although the islands were eventually named for caimans, a type of marine crocodile, instead, turtles remained popular.  The turtle is now the unofficial mascot and logo of the Cayman Islands, thanks to a drawing done by Suzy Soto in 1963. This turtle is now known as “Sir Turtle,” the patron of the Cayman Airways frequent flyer club, and Soto’s artwork is painted on the tails of Cayman Airways’ aircraft.

Cayman Airways US Destinations

  • Miami, FL: Miami International Airport (MIA)
  • New York City, NY: John F Kennedy Airport (JFK)
  • Tampa, FL: Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Seasonal:

  • Chicago, IL: O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Dallas, TX: Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

Cayman Airways Domestic (Cayman Islands) Destinations

  • Cayman Brac: Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CYB)
  • Grand Cayman: Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM)
  • Little Cayman: Edward Bodden Airfield (LYB)

Cayman Airways International Destinations

  • Havana, Cuba: Jose Marti International Airport (HAV)
  • Kingston, Jamaica: Norman Manley International Airport (KIN)
  • La Ceiba, Honduras: Goloson International Airport (LCE)
  • Roatan, Honduras: Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport (RTB)

Cayman Airways Fleet

  • Boeing 737-300: 3 in service, each seats 122 passengers
  • Boeing 737-800: 1 in service, it seats 162 passengers
  • De Havilland Canada DHC 6-300 Twin Otter: 2 in service, each seats 15 passengers (operated by Cayman Airways Express)
  • Saab 340B: 2 in service, each seats 34 passengers (operated by Cayman Airways Express)

Baggage Allowance

Cayman Airlines is dedicated to delighting their passengers and their generous baggage allowance is a testament to that! Each Economy class passenger can check 2 bags that weigh up to 55 pounds each, and bring one carry on item that weighs up to 40 pounds. Business class airfare scores passengers one additional 55 pound checked bag. Passengers can also bring one small personal item such as a purse or briefcase, and those traveling with infants that do not have their own ticket can still bring one approved item such as a stroller or diaper bag. Luggage that exceeds the weight allowance will be charged a fee per pound over, and bags over 99 pounds or 80 inches cannot be accepted by the airlines.

Frequent Flyer and Loyalty Program

Sir Turtle is Cayman Airways reward program that earns passengers awards with each mile traveled. When you sign up, you’ll automatically become a Silver member, in which you can earn and spend miles, and move up tiers in the reward program as you accumulate miles. Once you hit 25,00 miles, you become a Gold Member (a 25% mileage bonus per each flight) , and 40,000 miles flown gains you Platinum Membership (a 50% mileage bonus per each flight). These higher ranks also come with pre-boarding, preferred seating and check-in, as well as access to Sir Turtle Club and affiliated lounges at gateways.

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