American Airlines to begin direct weekly service from Dallas to Grand Cayman
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (2 February 2015) The Ministry and Department of Tourism are pleased to announce, the Cayman Islands will have added direct airlift from Dallas, Texas this summer. American Airlines will begin nonstop weekly service from Dallas, Texas starting June 6th 2015. The flight departs Dallas- Fort Worth at 10:45 in the morning and arrives at 2:00PM in Grand Cayman. The return flight leaves Grand Cayman at 3:00PM and arrives in Dallas at 6:30PM.
“We are absolutely delighted about this additional service by American Airlines to the Cayman Islands,” said the Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism, the Hon Moses Kirkconnell. “This airlift will allow for more visitors from the west coast of the United States as Dallas is one of the main connecting hubs for American Airlines and with the continued growth of the Texas market, this additional service is beneficial for their travel needs.”
This announcement comes just days after the release of the 2014 year end tourism arrival statistics. For the year, 382,816 total air arrivals were recorded, which is almost an 11 per cent increase over 2013. “It was the best stay-over visitor arrival figure the Cayman Islands has recorded in over 14 years,” says the Director of Tourism, Mrs. Rosa Harris. “The Department of Tourism and private sector partners realize the importance for more flights from Dallas, as the addition of direct service from the Dallas market will go a long way in advancing the Department’s strategy of working to flatten seasonality throughout the year while growing visitation.”
To help ease congestion at Owen Roberts International Airport, the government recently opened a 3,600sqft temporary departures hall. The new facility can accommodate about 230 passengers and also has more restrooms for travellers. The airport redevelopment project is following an aggressive timeline for completion due to the vital role it plays in underpinning the Islands growing tourism industry.
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