Flights between Grand Cayman and Denver, Colorado in the USA are scheduled to start on March 2, 2019, Cayman Airways recently announced.
The move is aimed at boosting tourism to the Cayman Islands and will be the longest flight the airline operates.
The new flight is made possible by Cayman Airway’s acquisition of four new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. The route is strategically targeted since the state of Colorado has the 6th-largest population of scuba divers in the USA.
According to Moses Kirkconnell, Cayman’s Minister for Tourism:
“Cayman Airways plays a key strategic role in providing airlift to the Cayman Islands and so we’re excited about the introduction of non-stop service between Grand Cayman and Denver, Colorado.”
Talking about the new route, Phillip Rankin, the chairman of the board of directors for Cayman Airways, said:
“The introduction of the Denver route is a milestone for Cayman Airways as the longest scheduled commercial flight we’ve ever operated in the airline’s 50-year history. It is just the first of many benefits our national airline will achieve for our country with the Fleet Modernization Plan that will see our National Airline boast having the newest jet fleet in the region, while being the first Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft operator in the Caribbean.”
The new service will be the only flights to the Caribbean operating from Denver. The schedule will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays and will run through the peak travel period of December through August.