(CMR) Cayman’s air travel marked a significant milestone in October as Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) not only exceeded pre-pandemic numbers for both total passenger count and for passenger revenue but also set new records for that month.
“Cayman Airways transported over 31,000 passengers in October – breaking above 30,000 for that month for the first time in our airline’s history. Similarly, the passenger revenue numbers for October 2022 set a new record for CAL, exceeding the pre-pandemic numbers of October 2019 by 37%,” confirmed Paul Tibbetts, Executive Vice President of Finance and Commercial Affairs.
Mr. Tibbetts added that, despite a slow start to the year, the airline saw growth in many markets following the complete reopening of Cayman’s borders in August 2022.
“Improvements to our schedule made earlier this year also resulted in robust on-time performance, and while high fuel and operating costs continue to weigh on the airline, the strong revenue performance is encouraging,” he said.
“This is an amazing accomplishment by Cayman Airways, and I congratulate the Management and Board on achieving this milestone,” said Hon. Kenneth Bryan, Minister for Tourism and Transport.
“Cayman Airways is a valued tourism partner and plays an integral role in growing and sustaining our tourism industry by connecting our Islands to strategic international gateways. We continue to see the value the airline brings by making it easy and convenient for visitors to enjoy our destination. I look forward to the Ministry of Tourism and Cayman Airways working more closely in the year ahead to continue expanding the tourism opportunities for our country,” he added.