Cayman: Cayman Airways will launch direct flights to Barbados this winter. The twice-weekly Barbados flight is all set to launch on October 18, 2023.
The schedule of the new flights with new routes has also been announced.
Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan- with Cayman Airways representatives, as well as Barbados Tourism Minister Ian Gooding-Edghill via Zoom, said that it will enhance the connectivity of the airways with other regional and international gateways.
He also announced a second weekly flight to Los Angeles as Cayman’s national airline continues to broaden its horizons. Bryan said that the service will work as a game changer as it would open up travel between Cayman and the eastern Caribbean.
Further, the price of the tickets for the new route was not disclosed yet.
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As per the new schedule, the Cayman-Barbados flights will provide service on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The timings have also been scheduled to connect the flights with the airline’s Los Angeles flights.
The flights will be departed from Owen Roberts International Airport at 7 am on Wednesday. On the other side, the flights will arrive in Barbados at 11: 00 am.
It will return to Cayman on the same with an arrival time of 2: 45 pm. The flights will connect people with CAL’s 3:45 pm mid-week Los Angeles flight and would get them into LAX by 7:45 pm local time.
The aircraft will return from Los Angeles back to Cayman. It will arrive at Owen Roberts at 7 am Thursday morning, in time to connect with the Grand Cayman-Barbados flight at 10 am.
It will land at Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados at 2:10 pm local time, enabling passengers going onwards to the UK to connect with Virgin Airways and other flights.
There would then be a flight back from Barbados to Grand Cayman at 4:15 pm, arriving at 7:10 pm local time. As per the same proposed schedule, the flights will provide the chance for travellers to fly from Manchester to the Cayman Islands via Barbados.
It will depart Manchester Airport on Thursday morning and arrive in Cayman that evening or, if going in the other direction, would be able to fly from Cayman to Barbados on Thursday morning to link up with a 7:55 pm flight to Manchester that would arrive at 8:25 am next morning.