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Cal Celebrates 51 Years, Caymanian Style


August 7th is always a special day on the Cayman Airways calendar, as it marks the airline’s anniversary of serving as the National Airline of the Cayman Islands, since 1968.

Each year the company celebrates its anniversary with customer appreciation events at the boarding gates of each gateway city, including the airports on Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. This year, the anniversary campaign theme centred around various aspects of traditional Caymanian culture and heritage, including traditional homemade Coconut Drops as giveaways (made by Mrs. Zelmalee Ebanks of North Side, Grand Cayman), local palm limbs as part of the decorations at Cayman Airways Headquarters, local flowers incorporated into the floral arrangements, inclusion of the Cayman flag, and the Caymanian saying “Let’s Go BoBo” (meaning “Let’s Go Friend”) as the campaign’s main headline. Airfares were also on sale for travel in the Fall.

A traditional directional sign was also custom made for Cayman Airways by Josanny Fermin of Cayman Drift. Each section was made from pieces of driftwood found along Cayman’s shores, and was hand-painted with the names of the many destination cities that Cayman Airways flies to.

CAL Goes Cashless at USA Locations

As of July 2019, all Cayman Airways locations in the USA began accepting payment by debit or credit card only. This applies to all payments normally processed at ticket counters and cargo facilities, including baggage fees, Business Class upgrades, and other ancillary purchases.

Passengers with upcoming travel to the USA who anticipate not being able to pay by debit or credit card, may visit a Cayman Airways ticket office in the Cayman Islands and prepay for the necessary charges by cash. This must be done prior to departure. Additionally, most airport locations also have third party cash-to-card vending machines available should these be required by passengers. 

Cayman Airways thanks all passengers for their cooperation and understanding in the airline’s ongoing commitment to providing safe processes and procedures for all financial transactions.