The impact of Covid on travel to the Cayman Islands has significantly eased over the last few months and as of February 2022 most airlines have resumed their normal weekly service. The Cayman Islands are well serviced by a number of international airlines (see below), as well by Cayman Airways which offers direct flights to a number of destinations.
The main gateway to Cayman is Miami, with at least four flights per day between the two destinations.
Cayman Airways is the national carrier and currently offers direct flights to numerous destinations: Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Miami, Cuba (Havana), Jamaica (Kingston and Montego Bay), Honduras (Le Cieba and Roatan), Denver (Seasonal), New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX) and Tampa (TPA). Guests can check-in two bags free up to 55lbs each, and receive complimentary rum punch on-board.
Please note that some airlines and destinations only operate in high season which is generally from December to April.
The average cost of a return ticket from Miami is US$400, from New York US$350 and from London US$1,300. Also, please note that these are average prices and will vary according to high or low season.
The flying time from Miami to Grand Cayman is 1 hour and 5 minutes. The journey from London takes 10 hours (including 45 minutes on the tarmac in Nassau). From Toronto, the flight time is 4 hours. Just under 4 hours from New York.
Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport is a relatively busy airport for a Caribbean island. The airport is located in the capital, George Town, and is approximately five minutes from downtown and a 15 minute drive from Seven Mile Beach.
The runway was extended and resurfaced in 2020 and a blast deflector added. The building itself was extended and remodelled.