Monday 28 September, 2020

Cayman announces fortnightly British Airways flights

Governor of Cayman Martyn Roper addressing a press conference on Tuesday.

Governor of Cayman Martyn Roper addressing a press conference on Tuesday.

British Airways (BA) is to begin regular fortnightly service between the UK and the Cayman Islands starting on September 17.

Cayman Islands Governor Martyn Roper announced the service during a press conference yesterday.

He also disclosed that a BA flight with 150 Caymanians permanent residents and work permit holders will arrive from the UK on Thursday, August 27. They will be required to quarantine in a government facility for two weeks as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus.

This flight is a part of eight facilitated by the governor’s office under the airbridge programme. The final BA airbridge flight will the depart Cayman for London on Friday, August 28.

Roper said Friday’s flight will be predominantly for students travelling to start school in the UK.

Concerning the regular fortnightly service between the Cayman Islands and London Heathrow, Roper said the arrangement will be kept under review until normal service can be resumed.

“This new service will enable passengers to book returned tickets using ba.com and the British Airways reservation system. And this will be a commercial operation not managed directly by my office,” Roper said.

The governor said inbound passengers to Cayman will require written permission to board the flight. He said BA has agreed to check passengers for these permissions before they can board a flight.

Passengers wishing to travel on an inboard flight should visit www.exploregov.ky/traveltime to apply. There’s no need to apply for outbound flights from Cayman to London.

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