December 15, 2019

The Editor Speaks: Did we get dropped by British Airways?

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British Airways From The Dots Mark Leary for British Airways / BBH London BBH commissioned Mark to photograph British Airways’ new ‘Call of the Caribbean’ campaign. Shooting 8 islands in just sixteen days, the brief was to visually arrest the senses, capturing the vibrancy and unique character of each island to present the Caribbean as […]

Customs process streamlined for arriving air passengers at Cayman Islands ORIA

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Since the second week in November 2016 the Customs Department has been operating a new customs clearance system in the Customs Arrival Hall of Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA). For persons with nothing to declare this means that they are able to promptly exit the arrivals hall once they have retrieved their bags and handed […]

Cayman Airways statement on emergency landing of flight to Miami Tue (13)

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CAL statement on KX106 event on Sept. 13, 2016 On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, Cayman Airways flight KX106 to Miami took off from Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) on Grand Cayman at approximately 6:00pm, but returned to ORIA shortly after, when the flight crew determined that the landing gear had not retracted. Prior to returning […]

Letter to the Editor

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This letter was in response to my Editorial re Proposed Runway Extension From John Evans Good morning Colin Can’t help but laugh at the inane comments coming from Moses over this. It’s almost like he believes that if they pour a bit more concrete the big birds will magicly start landing – what he can’t seem […]

The Editor Speaks: Plans to extend ORIA runway

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When I first arrived in the Cayman Islands almost 35 years ago there were plans to extend the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman. 35 years later and nothing has changed. However, there is a General Election coming, and there is a need as part of a good publicity campaign to show […]

Cayman Islands airport (ORIA) to get new parking system

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A brand new parking lot system is in the process of being installed at Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA). Airports Authority Chief Executive Officer Albert Anderson told Radio Cayman, the equipment was ordered in June and is just now being installed. It should be up and running by March 2016. The new system was purchased […]

CIAA Statement on ORIA Design Concept Concerns

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (12 March, 2015) Now that plans for the Owen Roberts International Airport’s (ORIA) expansion project design concept have been revealed, the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has received many messages of support as well as some concerns from the public regarding the new design. These issues include the removal of the […]

The Editor Speaks: Airport expansion ready to take off

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I was impressed with the professionalism of the presentation made by the government and representatives of the consultants in regard to the proposed expansion of Cayman’s three airports. See iNews Cayman story today “$122M wanted for Cayman airport upgrades“. There was well over 100 persons gathered at The Mary Miller Hall last Monday (21) and […]

Cayman Airways flight turns back amid safety concerns

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On Saturday 28th December a Cayman Airways plane, flight KX105, departed Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) for Cayman Brac at 6:40 p.m., and experienced “an anomaly with one of the aircraft’s flight control systems approximately 10 minutes into the flight,” according to an airline spokeswoman. “The crew remained in complete control of the aircraft at […]