British Airways resumes weekly flight - Cayman Islands Headline News - Cayman News Service

(CNS) The tourism ministry has confirmed that British Airways will resume its commercial regular weekly flight service between Grand Cayman and London Heathrow from Monday 27 September. The airline will operate a variable schedule three times per week based on a seasonal timetable and travel demand, flying via Nassau, Bahamas. As that country is on the UK amber list of countries, travellers need to review the guidelines for the latest rules for passengers arriving in England, where a verifiable vaccine is required.

Although the Cayman Islands returned to the Open Skies agreement last week, British Airways is currently the only airline other than Cayman Airways that will be offering a service here. Before COVID-19 burst Cayman’s community bubble, when government was planning to lift quarantine measures for fully vaccinated passengers, other carriers had been expected to begin flying in again next month.

However, government has paused the phased reopening and is not expected to lift quarantine measure now until the year end.

Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan said he was pleased BA was still resuming its scheduled commercial service as expected.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in organising and facilitating the repatriation flights, in particular the governor’s office, Travel Cayman and staff from the Ministry of Tourism and Transport, and British Airways. Their collective dedication and hard work allowed the essential air-bridge between our...

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