Caribbean Airlines has launched its new service between Kingston, Jamaica and Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands.
The twice-weekly nonstop flight will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays until March 28, 2020, according to the company.
“Caribbean Airlines has a clear vision to connect the region, which is a major element in strengthening our Caribbean identity,” said Caribbean Airlines CEO, Garvin Medera. “Far too often we have heard how difficult, inconvenient and expensive it is to travel within the region.”
The flights are part of a concerted effort to grow Jamaica’s Norman Manley Airport in Kingston into a regional hub.
“This new flight will ease this burden by adding Grand Cayman to our network and our flight is timed to facilitate easy connections to other Caribbean Airlines destinations,” Medera said.
“The Cayman Islands Airports Authority is delighted to add Caribbean Airlines to the expanding list of airlines serving the Cayman Islands,” said CEO of the Cayman Islands Airports Authority, Albert Albertson. “The Caribbean Airlines service will add 300 seats to Grand Cayman, to augment arrivals, which continue to grow exponentially. Our airport handles over 2500 aircraft movements annually and we are happy to include Caribbean Airlines in this expansion.”
Grand Cayman is Caribbean Airlines’ 22nd destination, and the airline intends to expand its network in the coming months.
The carrier recently launched several other new routes this year out of Jamaica, including from Kingston to Barbados.