Cayman Airways will launch nonstop service between Los Angles and Grand Cayman this autumn thanks to a new aircraft delivery that finally makes this journey possible.
Cayman Airways Will Fly Nonstop To Los Angeles
The new route was announced earlier this month and will launch on November 5, 2022 from Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Cayman Airways recently took delivery of a new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet, with a range that makes the nonstop, six-hour journey possible.
Kenneth V. Bryan, The Minster of Tourism and Transport for the Cayman Islands, said:
“It has been a long-time goal to connect the Cayman Islands with our friends on the West Coast, and now that we have the ability to operate long haul flights via our national flag carrier, we are eager to showcase all that we have to offer. With our world-renowned beaches, five-star resorts, charming boutique villas, exceptional adventure and attractions and globally renowned culinary scene – we are confident that travelers visiting us from California will find all they have dreamed about in Cayman.”
The flight will operate once weekly in each direction, departing from Grand Cayman on Saturday and returning to Grand Cayman on Sunday according to the following schedule:
- KX 480 – Grand Cayman (GCM) 4:45pm – Los Angeles (LAX) 9:00pm Saturdays
- KX 481 Los Angeles (LAX) 8:00am – Grand Cayman 5:00pm (GCM) Sundays
Introductory fares start at $399 round trip and must be booked before August 8, 2022. Business class tickets run closer to $2,000 round trip.
I’ve wanted to visit the Cayman Islands for many years (ever since watching The Firm…) and hope to do a major Caribbean trip sometime later this year or next year. There are few nonstop options between the West Coast and Caribbean and I expect this to be a popular flight.
Now in receipt of a Boeing 737 MAX 8, Cayman Airways will launch nonstop flights to Los Angeles starting in November. Fares start at around $400 r/t and the new flight will operate once per week.
(H/T: Bill Fink)