CAL passengers stranded in Honduras

| 21/01/2013

images_41.jpg(CNS): A number of Cayman Airways passengers have been stranded in Honduras after the Goloson International Airport (LCE) in La Ceiba closed on Friday due to the runway being partially flooded from heavy rain. Officials from Cayman Airways confirmed today that flight KX 882 from Grand Cayman to La Ceiba and KX 883 La Ceiba to Grand Cayman were also cancelled on Monday as the runway conditions still did not meet Cayman Airways safety regulations. Although a CAL flight left Friday, it was unable to land and collect the passengers waiting to return to Cayman. The plan had been for those passengers to return today, but conditions in La Ceiba have not improved, so the passengers are still there.

“We are doing our best to accommodate our passengers by scheduling an additional flight tomorrow on the premise that the committed weather will be better, passengers are being re-booked and the change fees are being waived for the additional flight. Cayman Airways is to the safety and security of its operations, passengers and crew, and apologizes to all passengers for any inconvenience caused from today’s flight cancellation,” a spokesperson for the airline stated.

The extra flight KX 882 scheduled for Tuesday, 22 January, weather permitting, is expected to depart Grand Cayman at 10:45am arriving in Honduras at 11:05am and KX 883 is scheduled to depart at 12:05pm, arriving in Grand Cayman at 2:25pm. All affected passengers from today’s cancelled flight will be re-protected with that service as they were for Friday’s cancellation.

The regular weekly flights to La Ceiba will be operated as scheduled thereafter.

Passengers requiring more information are asked to call Cayman Airways reservations on 949-2311, your travel agent, or visit www.caymanairways.com

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  1. Anonymous says:

    fly to Panama instead

  2. Anonymous says:

    Soon as they drop it, you will be the first complaining..

    Cayman Airways has some of the best pilots in the world and if they tell me they are not going because it is not safe, particularly to a third world country, I sure is hell ain't going?

    Sosa?….well, then make your own judgement on that one..but this one won't be taking that chance.

    • Anonymous says:

      well they only had 25 passengers on Friday, so there was no urgency to send in another flight on Saturdeay when the conditions were better and the airport reopened.  On Monday, it only rained lighltly, but again only 30 more passengers.  I wonder, if the story did not go on the air how much longer those poor passengers would have to wait.

    • Anonymous says:

      You say what third world country ! Lol guess what they have a pier 🙂 not bad for a third world country hahahaha

  3. Just Sayin' says:

    That’s one way to save on landing fees.

  4. Anonymous says:

    So why Sosa operated today Monday? They also flew on Saturday when the Friday flight cancelled due weather. Rumor is that they need drop the Monday Ceiba flights since they not doing good on the root.