Poor weather conditions in Havana, Cuba, caused the sudden closure of Jose Marti International Airport by Cuban officials Tuesday, forcing Cayman Airways flight KX832 to return to Grand Cayman.
Upon arrival back at Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA), all passengers remained on board (with the exception of three passengers who decided not to travel again) and the flight departed at 3:47 p.m. It was scheduled to arrive in Havana at 5:45 p.m., and flight KX833 was re-scheduled to depart Havana at 6:45 p.m., arriving in Grand Cayman at 6:45 p.m.
This occurrence has caused the delay of: flights KX106 which is was re-scheduled to depart Grand Cayman at 8 p.m., and arrive in Miami at 10:20 p.m.; and flight KX107 which is now re-scheduled to depart Miami at 11:20 p.m, arriving in Grand Cayman at 11:40 p.m.
Cayman Airways Express added 6 extra flights between Little Cayman and Cayman Brac this morning to shuttle passengers from Little Cayman who were not able to travel on Monday, May 21st due to inclement weather conditions causing the cancellation of all Cayman Airways Express flights. Passengers from Little Cayman were transferred this morning to Cayman Brac in order to connect with an added Cayman Airways jet flight, KX2402, which departed Cayman Brac at 11:40 a.m. and arrived on Grand Cayman at 12:18 p.m. today, Tuesday, May 22nd.
“All necessary Cayman Airways staff were on hand yesterday [Monday] to ensure that any affected passengers were informed as soon as possible of changes in their travel itineraries due to the inclement weather conditions, and to rebook them on the alternate flights where necessary,” said Cayman Airways President and CEO, Fabian Whorms.
“We sincerely thank our customers for their patience and understanding as we continue to put the safety of our passengers and crew first.”
Passengers who are booked to travel on any of these affected flights today may call Cayman Airways Reservations on 345-949-2311 (within the Caribbean) or 1-800-4-CAYMAN (within the United States) if they need more information.