(July 2, 2016) Want to take a quick international flight this summer to an island paradise? Take advantage of new daily nonstop service and get to Grand Cayman in less than two hours aboard Cayman Airways.
Throughout July and August, the airline is expanding service between Tampa International Airport and Owen Roberts International Airport in George Town, Grand Cayman from five days a week to every day, making it easier than ever before to get to the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters.
“This flight will give Tampa residents the opportunity to experience the beauty of Cayman with more convenience, while giving the residents of Cayman better access to Tampa Bay’s cultural events, shopping, entertainment and attractions,” Airport CEO Joe Lopano said.
Cayman Airways is one of TPA’s most longstanding international nonstop flights, offering service at TPA since 1986. The airline serves approximately 45,000 passengers annually, with July and August being its busiest months.
“For more than 30 years Cayman Airways has been serving the Cayman/Tampa route with nonstop flights, so we’re thrilled to introduce daily flights this summer to help meet the increasing travel demand for this popular route,” said Paul Tibbetts, Executive Vice President, Finance and Commercial Affairs for Cayman Airways. “With its many theme parks as well as its close proximity to Disney World in Orlando, Tampa has always been a popular destination for summer travel, especially for Cayman families, so we’re poised to increase this service to daily flights year-round if the demand remains consistent beyond the summer months.”
The service expansion is also expected to benefit inbound tourism for the Cayman Islands.
“Cayman Airways, the national flag carrier, has been a strategic partner throughout the years and plays a vital role in air service to the destination,” said Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism, Moses Kirkconnell. “This move to expand to daily service to Tampa exemplifies their depended commitment to this valuable route.”
Want to fly? Here’s what you need to know!
From Friday through Sunday, the Cayman Airways flight departs Tampa at 2:25 p.m. and arrives on Grand Cayman at 3:10 p.m. From Monday through Thursday, the flight departs from Tampa at 3:25 p.m. and arrives on Grand Cayman at 4:10 p.m.
Passengers can take two free checked bags, and those of age can enjoy complimentary rum punch inflight.
For more information or to book a flight, call Cayman Airways Reservations on 345-949-2311, contact a travel agent, or visit CaymanAirways.com.