(CMR) For several consecutive days Cayman Airways has left passengers on Little Cayman
and Cayman Brac stranded because several planes have been inoperable. They also experienced issues with other routes including Tampa, Cuba and Miami.
Little Cayman residents and travelers were under the impression that the issue was resolved last night when the plane was ferried (flown back without passengers) to Grand Cayman for repairs. However, after flying back to Little Cayman again this morning it was discovered that the issue was not yet been resolved.
We understand that the passengers had to be taken by boat to Cayman Brac and then transported to Grand Cayman. Several persons have taken to social media with their complaints about the delays which also impacted cargo shipments.
When poster commented on social media
” Cayman Airways Sab down again 2 days I have been trying to get to Grand Cayman!????????”
CMR sources indicate that there appears to be some sort of fuel leak on the Twin Otter.
Cayman Brac also experienced difficulty today when the SAAB340 B+ aircraft also broke down and left those passengers without an immediate option to come to Grand Cayman.
Despite these issues there have been no public notifications from Cayman Airways on the matter and there are no updates posted on their website either. Further there has been no reports from the respective aviation agencies.
We understand that several jets were deployed to assist with the backlog including the the 737-800NG which made its first inaugural flight to the Brac in order to assist with transporting passengers.
Photo: CAL's 737 jet is pictured here after arriving on the Brac this evening.
When asked about the issues another Bracker said:
“I have no clue, couple were “broken” for lack of better words”
Our sources further indicate that KX102 en route to Miami was also delayed this morning and had a knock off effect on the Tampa flight. The Cuba flight was canceled and there were attempts to combine the Miami and Tampa flights.
Passengers did receive this notification of flight delays out of Miami tonight: