The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory located in the Western Caribbean. We are situated 480 miles south of Miami, Florida,
150 miles south of Cuba and 180 miles northwest of Jamaica. By jet, the Cayman Islands is only a 70-minute direct flight from Miami.
The main passenger airport in the Cayman Islands, 'Owen Roberts International Airport', is located on the largest of the Cayman Islands,
Our sister island of
Cayman Brac also has its own airport, 'Gerrard Smith Airport'.
These two airports serve as the Cayman Islands main ports of entry for visitors.
Little Cayman is served by daily inter-island flights.
There are more than 55 weekly flights into the Cayman Islands including 28 flights each week between Miami and Grand Cayman with connections to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Direct service from Miami is provided by
Cayman Airways, the official airline of Pirates Week and American Airlines.
Inter-island service between Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman is provided by Cayman Airways and Cayman Express. Cayman Airways provides daily jet service to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, while Cayman Express provides service four times daily to both islands from Grand Cayman.
The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) oversees the airports' operations, and maintains and improves them. The Civil Aviation Authority is the regulatory body that controls the aviation industry throughout the Cayman Islands. Their mission is to provide a safe and efficient environment for the movement of aircraft and people in accordance with international and national practices. They are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year and look out for some special displays before the landing pageant on Saturday, 10 November.
Please feel free to contact the Civil Aviation Authority at
www.caacayman.com. This site is a very useful tool for current information on Aircraft Registry or the Air Traffic Services.
The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism has a Visitor Information booth in the Customs hall of the Owen Roberts International Airport. The Visitor Information booth is fully stocked with the latest tourist publications, brochures and other information visitors may need during a visit to the Cayman Islands.
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