A new gateway
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Cayman Airways has announced plans to launch flights between Cayman Brac and Holguin, Cuba.
The flights will launch on Nov. 28, operating once weekly on Saturdays.
Cayman Airways Express will provide connecting flights to and from Grand Cayman.
“This new service to eastern Cuba is designed to complement the airline’s existing flights between Havana and Grand Cayman, which is often capacity constrained,” said Cayman Airways President and CEO, Fabian Whorms. “Holguin is Cuba’s fourth most populous city and was selected due to its close proximity to Santiago de Cuba and Camaguey, Cuba’s second and third most populous cities respectively. It is also anticipated that many of the airline’s existing Havana passengers, many of whom are from Cuba’s eastern towns, will be able to utilize this direct service and avoid lengthy travel between the capital city and their hometowns.”
The international flights are the latest positive steps for Cayman Brac’s airport.
But there could be another benefit: multi-destination trips for Europeans and Canadians, offering the opportunity to travel to both Cuba and Cayman in one vacation.
“CAL’s new flights to Holguin will therefore provide connectivity as well as dual destination opportunities for Canadian and European travelers, which is excellent for Cayman,” said Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell.