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EDITORIAL. Cayman Airways: Those who fly them love them

Cayman Airways is celebrating its 50th anniversary and we are sure that many travellers are taking advantage of the sale been advertised in todays publication.

Stepping onto a Cayman Airways flight whether you are travelling from Grand Cayman, Miami, Cuba or Honduras, a special calm is evident not only amongst fellow passengers but also the writer of this editorial as travelling by air can be a little unnerving at times.

Cayman Airways is known for its unblemished record even though some may say that this is solely because of the size of the company. After all, an airline that flies 5 jets and a few small planes is statistically less likely to have a catastrophic event occur than an airline that flies dozens of jets. This is a fact. However, is this the simple explanation for Cayman Airways’ record? Our writers and readers do not think so.

Cayman Airways is a company that has been in business for over 50 years in one form or another and has flown tens of thousands of individual flights. Their planes have flown to numerous cities in the western hemisphere and under a huge variety of weather conditions. CAL pilots have flown new and old planes including planes that were leased from other companies that were often acquired at the last moment due to urgent need. With all this, Cayman Airways still stands out as an airline with an impeccable record of safety.

More importantly, Cayman Airways has accomplished this with an absolute majority of Caymanian Captains, First Officers and Engineers. Also, CAL continues to hire more and more Caymanians. It is truly a Caymanian company and we should all be proud.

Whether it is day or night, rain or sunlight, when I tighten my seatbelts, I say a word of prayer and relax as I know my safety is in the hands of great Cayman Airways’ pilots.

 

Happy Anniversary Cayman Airways!

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