Rise in air arrivals for the first half of 2013

With the continuing rise of air arrivals in the Cayman Islands the latest figures from the Cayman Islands department of tourism shows that during the first 6 months of 2013, overnight visitors to the Cayman Islands increased by 6% when compared to the first half of 2012. 2012 was a record-breaking year, however it looks like 2013 might top last year’s figures.

So far during 2013 over 192,000 people have visited the Cayman Islands and have stayed overnight. This is slightly more than 2012, which for the first half had 180,000 air arrivals*.

Air arrivals in the Cayman Islands are potentially more vital than sea arrivals, due to the fact visitors will stay longer on the islands therefore spending more.

Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts Airport can be reached directly by most major USA and Canadian airports; you can get direct flights to the Cayman Islands from:

• Canada
✓ Toronto-Pearson

• USA
✓ Miami
✓ Dallas
✓ New York
✓ Panama City
✓ Tampa
✓ Chicago
✓ Washington
✓ Atlanta
✓ Detroit
✓ Minneapolis
✓ Boston
✓ Houston
✓ Newark
✓ Philadelphia
✓ Charlotte

•  UK
✓ London-Heathrow

• Cuba
✓ Havana

• Jamaica
✓ Montego Bay
✓ Kingston
Source*: Cayman Compass, Flight paths correct August 2013