UPDATED JANUARY 20, 2022
Cayman is entering Phase 5 of reopening and loosening travel restrictions for families.
Airlines are scheduling additional nonstop flights from major gateway cities to keep pace with demand. Delta, American Airlines, Southwest, and United will start service to Cayman in February and March 2022.
Cayman Airways restarts nonstop service from Denver in late February.
UPDATED JANUARY 6, 2022
Effective Jan. 24, Air Canada will suspend its nonstop service from Toronto to Cayman until the end of April.
WestJet is still operating weekly service for now.
UPDATED – DECEMBER 6, 2021
Cayman Airways has added additional flights for mid-December departing out of New York’s JFK Airport, plus daily non-stop service out of Miami, FL.
∗ Flights from JFK to Cayman will run Friday – Monday — Dec. 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, and 31
∗ Return flights from Cayman to JFK will run Thursday – Sunday — Dec. 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, and 30.
∗ Daily flights out of Miami, FL will begin Dec. 10 and run through the end of the month.
These new flights can be booked directly via CaymanAirways.com or toll-free on their US reservations line, 1-800-422-9626.
Additional direct flights out of Tampa, FL for mid-December will become available soon. Stay tuned.
UPDATED – OCTOBER 29, 2021
WestJet has confirmed the resumption of direct flights from Toronto to Grand Cayman beginning December 16th.
Their website shows flight tables with:
∗ 2 weekly flights departing Thursday and Sunday beginning Dec. 16, 2021, — Jan. 9, 2022,
∗ 3 weekly flights departing Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning Jan. 10, 2022 — Apr. 24, 2022, and
∗ 2 weekly flights departing Saturday and Sunday beginning Apr. 25, 2022, — May 1, 2022.
WestJet joins Air Canada in providing direct flights from Canada to Grand Cayman in the coming winter months.
UPDATED – OCTOBER 27, 2021
With the Cayman Islands Government (CIG) having set Saturday, November 20th, as the official border reopening date, attention now shifts towards flight availability.
Which airlines are running flights to Grand Cayman upon reopening? What gateway cities can I connect to that have direct flights to Cayman’s Owen Roberts International (GCM) Airport?
Here’s what we know so far:
∗ Cayman Airways, the national carrier of the Cayman Islands, will be the most reliable airline right out of the gate with 5 flights per week departing out of Miami, FL. They are also operating 1 flight per week departing out of Tampa, FL. Discussions are ongoing to expand service out of Dallas/Ft. Worth by mid-November.
∗ JetBlue has committed to providing service out of Boston’s Logan Airport and New York’s JFK Airport. The carrier will operate 2 flights per week out of JFK airport, and 1 flight per week out of Boston. Flights departing from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, will begin on December 20, 2021. One-way fares on JetBlue’s website range from $107 to $165.
∗ Air Canada will resume service to Cayman beginning December 4th with one flight per week out of Toronto. However, Air Canada’s website shows flights to Cayman as early as Nov. 25th.
∗ Lastly, British Airways is resuming 3 flights per week departing out of London’s Heathrow Airport with a layover in the Bahamas.
Cayman’s Minister of Tourism is pressing the major US air carriers to accelerate their plans to resume service to the Cayman Islands. In the interim, Cayman Airways stands ready to fill in gaps should the major airlines fail to schedule flights in time for reopening.
Additional details will be posted here as travel demand begins to ramp up heading into the winter months.