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Delta to launch summer flights to Grand Cayman in June

(Photo: delta.com)

Effective June 13, 2020, Delta Air Lines will begin operating a new seasonal flight between Grand Cayman and New York, United States, that will be suspended August 20, 2020.

The flight will operate on Saturdays between John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Grand Cayman’s recently upgraded Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM).

An aerial view of the Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. (Photo: Caribbean Charter Flights)

“We are excited to welcome increased airlift from New York City to Grand Cayman this summer, particularly with a long-time international partner like Delta Air Lines that has an extensive network of travellers in the tri-state region,” Cayman’s Minister of Tourism Moses Kirkconnell beamed.

Cayman Islands’ Minister of Tourism Moses Kirkconnell (Photo: Travel2LAtAm)

“With Delta’s new seasonal service and the Department of Tourism’s annual, destination-wide summer promotions, we are poised to provide even more New Yorkers with a memorable and easily-accessible Cayman Islands vacation this summer,” he continued.

Delta Air Lines flight DL 0489 will depart the New York’s JFK at 10:55 am for arrival at GCM around 1:37 pm. An hour later, flight DL 0490 will take off from the Cayman Islands and will land at JFK approximately 7:28 pm.

NEW YORK CITY – NOVEMBER 09: An aerial view of John F.\ Kennedy International Airport on November 9, 2010, in the Jamaica neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

According to Delta Vice-President — New York Sales Chuck Imhof, “Delta is New York’s No. 1 airline, and this service to the Cayman Islands joins the ranks of our more than 200 daily departures to more than 80 destinations in 30 countries.”

The Cayman Islands Director of Tourism Rosa Harris noted that the new service will create more tourism and business opportunities for its airline partners. In addition, “We thank Delta for continuing to serve and invest in the Cayman Islands, and look forward to bringing even more travellers from the tri-state area to experience our sun, sand, sea and Caymankind vibes this summer.”

Rosa Harris, Cayman Islands director of tourism (Photo: Travel Pulse)

“Each new flight introduced to Grand Cayman provides visitors with more options to explore our beautiful destination while creating additional tourism and business opportunities among our valued airline partners,” said Ms. Rosa Harris, Director of Tourism. “We thank Delta for continuing to serve and invest in the Cayman Islands, and look forward to bringing even more travellers from the tri-state area to experience our sun, sand, sea and Caymankind vibes this summer.”