It was a historic day for Cayman Brac on November 28 as Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) launched the island’s first international flight to and from Holguin, Cuba, and also expanded the airline’s existing service between Miami and Cayman Brac.
"Servicing the Holguin route from Cayman Brac significantly reduces the pressure on the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) on Grand Cayman, which already experiences high demand, particularly on a Saturday," said Moses Kirkconnell, the Cayman Islands' deputy premier and minister for tourism. "Passengers arriving into Cayman Brac from Holguin will be able to subsequently travel to Grand Cayman or Miami.”
Additionally, the new route provides connectivity to CAL’s interline partners, like Air Canada and Condor, as well as others in Holguin, making this new route poised to attract more European and Canadian visitors for the country as either a convenient point of connection, or as part of a dual-destination vacation package.
Also celebrated on Saturday, November 28, 2015, was CAL’s new nonstop weekly outbound service from Cayman Brac to Miami, thanks to the expansion and renovation earlier this year of the Brac’s Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA), bringing the airport into compliance with international safety standards for nonstop flights into the United States.
Both new international flights out of Cayman Brac will operate once a week, on Saturdays. For the new Holguin route, flight KX842 departs Cayman Brac at 1:45 p.m. and arrives in Holguin at 2:45 p.m. On the return leg, flight KX843 departs Holguin at 3:45 p.m. and arrives in the Brac at 4:45pm. For the new nonstop flight from the Brac to Miami, flight KX126 departs at 5:45pm and arrives in Miami at 7:10 p.m.