CAL resumes Washington & Chicago direct flights

| 22/09/2010

(CNS): Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) has announced that it will be resuming nonstop flights to Washington, DC and Chicago this winter. Chicago flights start again on 21 November while flights to the US capital start on 18 December until April 2011. The National flag carrier said the seasonal gateways are operating alongside the airline’s year-round non-stop service between Grand Cayman and New York (JFK International Airport).Senior Vice President of Commercial Affairs and CFO for Cayman Airways, Paul Tibbetts said not only were these gateways lucrative for Cayman tourism they also offer excellent vacation experiences for Cayman residents.

“Both Chicago and DC offer a plethora of activities for the whole family, including museums, planetariums, zoo’s, art galleries, and festivals just to name a few. We hope everyone takes advantage of this great travel opportunity available through the national flag carrier,” he said.

Shomari Scott, Acting Director of the Department of Tourism (DoT), said the department welcomed the return of the flights for the coming winter tourist season and was expecting that they will help boost visitor numbers.
“In the past, this route has proven to be an important gateway for many vacation and business travellers from the USA’s north-east region to the Cayman Islands, and the re-launch at this time will be an added convenience for travellers to and from our Islands, along with the regular flights out of New York City. DoT is also delighted to see the continuation of the Chicago flight as that area continues to be a strong tourism market for the Cayman Islands,” Scott added.
 Economy roundtrip airfares start at CI$200 for Washington and CI$264 for Chicago with taxes and fees on top. The DC service will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays with the Chicago flight on Wednesdays and Sundays the airline said.
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  1. Anonymous says:

    It will end in tears……or rather a sea of red ink that we the pathetic taxpayers will have to absorb.

  2. Anonymous says:

     CAL be flying to Toronto to give A.C. some competition, but I am afraid they are "behind the (power) curve" (pun intended) with the recent announcement that WestJet is taking up the route.