No final decission has been made yet. From Grand Cayman, Cayman Airways flies to the US cities of Boston, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa. They also fly between Cayman Brac and Miami.
Cairo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3059 times:
This is a very old route, going on 25 years or so. I think after Miami, IAH was the second US destination for KX. In those days the Caymans weren't the tourist hot spot like today and people thought it was a very obscure flight. But, Grand Cayman gradually caught on as a vacation spot to Houstonians largely because of this flight.
The Cayman government did a great job introducing the Caymans to the US and that early Houston flight was a great first beginning.
I guess the realities of the CO hub and the fact that the islands are now much better known mean service to IAH is less needed. Oh, well, things change...
Jtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 658 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3033 times:
This would be very sad if this happens. While Grand Cayman is a nice place, it would not be worth travelling through Miami or another city to get there from Houston especially when you can get to Cozumel, Belize, Honduras, etc a lot easier.
Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3007 times:
Quoting Jtamu97 (Reply 2): While Grand Cayman is a nice place, it would not be worth travelling through Miami or another city to get there from Houston especially when you can get to Cozumel, Belize, Honduras, etc a lot easier.
CO has nonstop IAH-GCM service, but only on Saturdays. I'm wondering if they'll increase the service if KX pulls out of the market.
COfaninBOS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2954 times:
Well, JM started service to IAH from Montego Bay. After a few years, CO started the same route offering 3-5 times a week depending upon the service. After JM pulled out, CO service went daily.
KX has been on the IAH route for a long time. I flew the turtle back in '83 from IAH. It would be a real shame to lose another flag carrier but I would imagine CO would increase service to counter the loss. CO's once a week service is mostly a reflection of the last hurricane that caused so much damage. CO was running 3-4 times a week prior to that.
Caymanair From Cayman Islands, joined Apr 2004, 856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2864 times:
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 5): Quoting WorldXplorer (Reply 3):
Does this have anything to do with the expansion plans announced previously? Are they still planning all of the new services mentioned before?
Those were nothing more than an employee thinking outloud.
nope. those were actual announced expansion plans, but the government has changed recently, so those plans are probably going to be replaced.
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4119 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2805 times:
Wow, 2 Caribbean carriers in one year (if KX does indeed leave IAH) waving bye-bye to H-Town. With KX's 25+ year history with IAH, I was a little taken-a-back with this news but not too surprised. When CO announced their IAH / GCM earlier this year, I had a feeling that this might put the squeeze on KX's IAH operations.
I too flew KX to GCM back in the days (1980) when they were using a Bac 111-200 from IAH. While I am hoping that this route is saved from the chopping block but not too optimistic at this point.