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ESTABLISHED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1968. DOMESTIC AND REGIONAL, SCHEDULED AND CHARTER, PASSENGER AND CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
PO BOX 10092 APO
233 OWEN ROBERTS DRIVE
GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS
CAYMAN ISLANDS (UK-COLONY OF CAYMAN ISLANDS) COVERS AN AREA OF 259 SQ KM. THE CAPITAL CITY IS GEORGETOWN AND THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH. THE POPULATION IS .1 MILLION.
APRIL 1996: HUB AT GEORGE TOWN, GRAND CAYMAN.
TO ATLANTA, HOUSTON, KINGSTON, MIAMI (MIA), ORLANDO (ORL) AND TAMPA.
300 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 21 FLIGHT CREW (FC) AND 36 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT).
100% OWNED BY THE CAYMAN ISLANDS GOVERNMENT.
THE LOGO IS THE PEG-LEGGED "SIR TURTLE" TO RECALL THE CAYMANIAN PEOPLE'S EARLY DAYS AS TURTLE RANGERS AND HOSTS, TO THE ROAMING PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN.
FEBRUARY 1997: 1 727-100F, (PCF) WET-LEASED, UNTIL OCTOBER 1997.
JUNE 1997: 737-205 (22022) & 737-236 (23162) RE-REGISTERED.
SEPTEMBER 1997: LOOKING FOR 737-200.
NOVEMBER 1997: 1 727-100, (PCF) WET-LEASED, SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 1997.
FEBRUARY 1998: 737 FLEET RETROFIT OF UNIVERSAL AVIONICS SYSTEMS, UNS-1K (GPS)-BASED, FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
APRIL 1998: 300 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 21 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 36 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).
SEPTEMBER 1998: MARK WINTERS, MANAGING DIRECTOR REPLACES RAY WILSON.
2/1 ORDERS 737-200 HUSHKITS FROM AVAERO.
DECEMBER 1998: WEBSITE ASKS FOR DESIGNS FOR NEW LOGO TO REPLACE "SIR TURTLE" MASCOT.
PLANS FOR 3RD 737-200 WITH AVAERO HUSHKITS NEXT YEAR.
APRIL 1999: 300 EMPLOYEES. SITA: GCMOAKX.
OCTOBER 1999: 1 737-2S2C (21929), EX-ARAMCO (ARM) DELIVERY.
NOVEMBER 1999: MARK WINDERS, PRESIDENT & (CEO). MIKE ADAM, EXECUTIVE VP & (COO). DERRICK TIBBETS, VP MAINTENANCE AND ENGINEERING. SHERIDAN BROOKS-HURST, CHAIRMAN, REPLACES LEONARD EBANKS, WHO RETIRED.
MARCH 2000: 1 727-44C (20475, C-GVFA), FIRST AIR (BRS) WET-LEASED.
APRIL 2000: MARK WINDERS, PRESIDENT & (CEO) RESIGNS AND IS REPLACED BY MIKE ADAM (ACTING).
300 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 21 FLIGHT CREW (FC), & 36 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).
APRIL 2001: 320 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 26 FLIGHT CREW (FC), AND 42 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA)).
AUGUST 2001: GOVERNMENT APPROVES FUNDING FOR REPLACEMENT OF ITS 737-200'S.
SEPTEMBER 2001: PLANS TO ACQUIRE 2 737-700'S AND 1 USED BOMBARDIER DASH 8 (FOR CAYMAN (BRAC) OPERATIONS) TO REPLACE 3 737-200's.
CONTRACT WITH (NCB) CONSULTING FOR RESTRUCTURING AND MANAGEMENT CHANGES.
OCTOBER 2001: SHELVES PLANS TO ACQUIRE 737-700's AND A DASH 8, PLUS GROUNDS 1 737-200.
DECEMBER 2001: ROY MCTAGGART, CHAIRMAN REPLACES MRS SHERIDAN BROOKS HURST.
April 2002: 320 employees (including 42 Flight Crew (FC); & 42 Cabin Attendants (CA)).
July 2002: 2001 = 303 MILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC; 72.9% LF LOAD FACTOR; 297,000 PASSENGERS (PAX); 314,000 (FTK); 320 employees.
October 2002: To Montego Bay to (Kingston) (3x-weekly).
November 2002: In December 2002, to Havana (2x-weekly).
Patrick Manning, Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago is pushing the proposal to form a single, regional Caribbean airline. He has the support from several governments in the eastern Caribbean, many of whom are investors in their regional carriers. Airlines being considered for the merger include Air Jamaica (JAM), Bahamasair (BAH), BWIA West Indies Airways (TTA), Cayman Airways (CAY), and (LIAT), an inter-island commuter based in Antigua.
December 2002: Charter flights, Cincinnati to Grand Cayman (Saturdays) for Sunshine Tours.
January 2003: Grand Cayman to Fort Lauderdale.
September 2003: Plans to add a 737-300 to begin service to Chicago in 12/03 (2x-weekly).
November 2003: 737-3Q8 (2355-26282, VP-CKY), ex-Polynesian Airlines (PLY), (ILF) 3 year leased.
December 2003: Grand Cayman to Little Cayman to (Cayman Brac) (DHC-6).
March 2004: 737-3Q8 (26286), ex-Flash Airlines (HEA), (ILF) 3 year leased.
April 2004: In 5/04, will introduce "Sir Turtle Class" business class (C) on all scheduled services. Its 737-200C will be dedicated to cargo operations, charter and backup work. Plans for a 2nd 737-300 this year.
May 2004: In 6/04, resumes Grand Cayman to Orlando.
August 2004: 737-300, (ILF) leased.
October 2004: Operates its 737-200C (VP-CYB) in an all-cargo configuration on flights between Miami and Grand Cayman to support relief efforts following Hurricane Ivan. Other airplanes resumed passenger operations providing evacuation flights to Miami and Kingston.
Grand Cayman to Boston (2x-weekly). Cayman Brac to Miami.
November 2004: Resumes Grand Cayman to Fort Lauderdale. In 12/04, Grand Cayman to Boston (weekly); resumes Grand Cayman to Chicago (weekly).
737-3M8 (26286, VP-CAY), (ILF) leased.
April 2005: 312 employees (including 25 FC, 42 CA, & 26 MT).
Parent organization/shareholders: Cayman Islands government (100%).
February 2006: Cayman Airways (CAY) and Cielos Airlines (CDP), the latter a cargo carrier from Peru, joined the Latin American Airline Association.
April 2006: As the national airline of the Cayman Islands, Cayman Airways (CAY) operates primarily as a scheduled passenger carrier providing services between the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Jamaica and the USA, as well as domestic services to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Cargo services are available on all routes and a limited charter service is also offered by (CAY).
Parent organization/Shareholders: Cayman Islands government (100%).
(IATA) Code: KX - 378. (ICAO) Code: (Callsign - CAYMAN).
Main Base: Grand Cayman Island airport (GCM).
Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Cayman Brac Island; Grand Cayman Island; & Little Cayman.
International, Scheduled Destinations: Boston; Chicago; Fort Lauderdale; Havana; Houston; Kingston; Miami; Montego Bay; & Tampa.
May 2006: 2 DHC-6-300 Twin Otters (588; 671) returned to Kenn Borek.
October 2006: Cayman Airways (CAY) will resume seasonal winter nonstop service from Grand Cayman to Boston on November 17th. (CAY) will operate 1x-weekly departing from Grand Cayman on Fridays and Boston on Saturdays using a 737-300. The flight will operate November 17 to November 25, December 15 to January 6, and February 16 to April 21.
May 2007: Starting June 23rd, Grand Cayman to New York (JFK) using 737-300s.
August 2007: 1 order (2/08) 737-36E (26322, EI-CRZ), ex-Air One (ADH), (ILF) 4 year leased.
December 2007: Cayman Airways (CAY) is looking to expand its network following the launch of a brand enhancement campaign that includes a new identity and livery. John Wrightington, VP Commercial said (CAY) is looking to acquire 4 50-seat turboprops, which will be used to replace 2 smaller turboprops, and to launch service to secondary cities in Cuba and Honduras. (CAY) also plans to increase capacity on most of its USA routes, which includes Chicago, New York, Miami, and Tampa. John Wrightington said it may also launch services to Washington Dulles and Toronto, if it takes a possible 5th 737.
January 2008: 737-205 (22022, VP-CAL), WFU at Marana.
March 2008: 737-236 (23162, VP-CKX), WFU at Marana.
May 2008: SEE NEW LIVERY - - "CAY-NEW LIVERY-2008-05/-A."
July 2008: INCDT: The USA National Transportation Safety Board said it is investigating a "near midair collision" between a Cayman Airways (CAY) 737-300 and a (LAN) Airlines 767-300 over New York (JFK) on July 5. It said the Cayman (CAY) airplane was executing a missed approach and "conflicted" with the departing (LAN) flight. It said the closest proximity was undetermined and the parties involved presented conflicting versions of the incident. Both airlines said the National Air Traffic Controllers Association report, which described the evening incident as "very scary," was incorrect. According to the "Associated Press," the USA (FAA) said the airplanes came no closer than 300 ft vertically and more than one-half mile horizontally.
October 2008: Cayman Airways (CAY) has appointed Gilles Filiatreault as its acting (CEO) in a transition role as he oversees the succession of the airline's Captain Olson Anderson to the position. Anderson is VP Flight Operations and has been named (CEO) Designate. Canadian Filiatreault has worked with Air Canada (ACN) and also has experience in the Caribbean region, after holding senior posts in Caribbean airlines. He joins (CAY) from his post as (CEO) of TACV (TCV) in the Cape Verde islands. (CAY)'s previous (CEO), Patrick Starburger resigned in July, citing personal reasons.
December 2008: Cayman Airways (CAY) launched 2x-weekly, Grand Cayman to Washington Dulles service aboard a 737-300.
January 2009: 737-2S2C (21929), WFU at Marana, reportedly sold in Canada.
May 2012: Cayman Airways (CAY) will operate weekly, Dallas to Grand Cayman service June 23 to September 2.
April 2016: Cayman Airways ((IATA) Code: KX, based at Grand Cayman Island) (CAY) has outlined its fleet renewal plans set to commence during the last quarter of the year. The Caymanian Minister for Tourism, District Administration & Transport, Moses Kirkconnell, said that (CAY) plans to acquire a 737-800 later this year to be followed by 4 new 737 MAX 8s, which will arrive between 2018 and 2020. The new jets will gradually replace (CAY)'s 4 existing 737-300s.
"By 2020, the 737-300s will be retired and (CAY) will have a fleet complement of 4 737 MAX 8 airplanes that will not only give our National Airline the newest fleet in the region, but will also guarantee our growth in tourism air arrivals, as we prepare our airport to accommodate more visitors, and as our stock grows accordingly," he said. "(CAY) will now have the range to be able to reach any part of the USA and most of Canada with a significant growth in capacity, poising the airline to increase the USD200 million economic contribution to the local economy annually."
Aside from its Boeing (TBC), Cayman Airways also operates 2 DHC-6-300s and one 1 Saab 340B, all of which are on lease from Cayman Airways Express. It currently operates scheduled passenger flights throughout the Cayman Islands as well as to Cuba, Jamaica, Honduras and the USA.
May 2017: Aircrafters signed a multi-year contract to support the wheels and brakes on Cayman Airways (CAY)’s fleet of Boeing 737 Classic and 737NG/MAX airplanes. (CAY)’s wheels and brakes will be supported through Aircrafters’ advanced exchange program.
March 2018: Air Lease Corporation (ALE) delivered the 1st Boeing 737 MAX 8 for Cayman Airways (CAY), the 1st of the type to enter service in the Caribbean.
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0 727-44C (JT8D) (854-20475, C-GVFA), (BRS) WET-LEASED 2000-03. RETURNED.
0 737-2S2C (JT8D-17 HK) (608-21929, /79, VP-CYB "PRIDE OF CAYMAN BRAC"), EX-(FED)/(ARM) 1999-10. WFU AT MARANA 2009-01. 119Y.
0 737-205 (JT8D-17A HK) (616-22022, /79 VP-CAL "PRIDE OF GRAND CAYMAN"), EX-(BRT)/(CIC), WFU AT MARANA 2008-01. 113Y.
0 737-236 (JT8D-15A HK) (1056-23162, /84 VP-CKX "PRIDE OF LITTLE CAYMAN"), EX-(BAB). WFU AT MARANA 2008-03. 108Y.
1 737-3Q8 (CFM56-3) (2355-26282, /92 VP-CKY "PRIDE OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS"), EX-(PLY), (ILF) 3 YEAR LEASED 2003-11. 122Y.
1 737-3Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2424-26286, /93), EX-(HEA), (ILF) 3 YEAR LEASED 2004-03. 122Y.
1 737-3M8 (CFM56-3) (2424-26286, VP-CAY), (ILF) LEASED 2004-11. 122Y.
0 737-36E (CFM56-3C1) (2769-26322, /96 VP-CKW), EX-(ADH), (ILF) 4 YEAR LEASED 2008-02. EX-(EI-CRZ). 136Y.
0 ORDERS 737-700 (CFM56-7B), CANCELED 2.
1 737-800 (CFM56-7B).
1 +3 ORDERS 737 MAX 8 (63561, VP-CIX), EX-(N1786B), AIR LEASE CORPORATION (ALE) LEASED 2019-03.
0 DHC-6-300 TWIN OTTER (588, VP-CLC; 671, VP-CCB), 588; 671; RETURNED KENN BOREK 2006-05.
2 DHC-6-300 TWIN OTTER (563, VP-CXB "LITTLE CAYMAN EXPLORER" 2006-06; 602, VP-CXA "CAYMAN BRAC ADVENTURER" 2006-05) OPERATE FOR CAYMAN AIRWAYS EXPRESS.
2 SAAB 340B, OPERATE FOR CAYMAN AIRWAYS EXPRESS.
1 ORDER BOMBARDIER DASH 8.
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ROY MCTAGGERT, CHAIRMAN (2001-12).
GILLES FILIATREAUL, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO), EX-(ACN)/(TCV) (2008-10).
GORDON MATTISON, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO).
FABIAN WHORMS, VP MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING (2002-01), (GCMMTKX)
CAPTAIN OLSON ANDERSON, VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS, & CEO DESIGNATE (email@example.com).
RICHARD BLAKE, VP SALES & MARKETING.
JOHN WRIGHTINGTON, VP COMMERCIAL.
CAPTAIN STEVE SCOTT, CHIEF PILOT.
IVAN FORBES, DIRECTOR AIRPORT OPERATIONS.
GORDON ANDERSON, DIRECTOR CARGO.
CAPTAIN CHURCHILL BODDEN, DIRECTOR FLIGHT SAFETY
JOE DEVLIN, SENIOR MANAGER FINANCE.
MS WINSOME SANCHEZ, SENIOR MANAGER MARKETING & SALES.
DWIGHT CLARKE, MANAGER FLIGHT OPERATIONS
WAYNE MILLER, MANAGER ENGINEERING.
TONY WALSH, MANAGER QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA).
STEPHEN BOYD, MANAGER MAINTENANCE PRODUCTION.