There are currently eleven airlines servicing Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM). Some airlines operate on a seasonal basis and only offer flights in high season from December to April.
Located in the capital of the Cayman Islands, George Town, the Owen Roberts International Airport is central to many hotels.
Cayman’s national carrier, Cayman Airways, won the 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice awards for Best Airline in the Caribbean and the Top Specialty and Leisure Airline in North America. Cayman Airways travels to and from 12 destinations. The main gateway to Cayman is Miami, as they have daily flights to Grand Cayman, but you can also catch a flight from Charlotte, Chicago, Havana, Jamaica, La Ceiba, Tampa, New York, and the Sister Islands.
Other airlines that service Cayman are: Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest, United Airlines and WestJet. They offer gateways to Atlanta, the Bahamas, Dallas, Kingston, London, Toronto and more. Most of these airlines only service Cayman during high seasons.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, The Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) was a relatively busy airport with over 1.4 million passengers passing through it each year from various parts of the world. However, as the Cayman Islands Government (CIG) have announced a phased ‘soft’ reopening of our borders from October 1st 2020, we are hoping for approximately 800 passengers travelling through our airport per month.
Cost of Flights & Flying Time
The average cost of a return ticket from Miami is US$400, from New York US$500, and from London US$1,300. Please note that costs will vary according to high or low season. If you are booking repatriation or airbridge flights to and from London or Miami, please expect costs to also vary. The average cost of an airbridge ticket (one-way) from London to Cayman is approximately US$950.
The flying time from Miami to Grand Cayman is 1.5 hours. The flight from London is 10 hours (with 45 minutes on the tarmac in Nassau). Flying time from Toronto and New York is four hours.