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By Staff Writer

Calling it “a small part of a bigger picture for tourism” Hon. Minister for Tourism Kenneth Bryan led the celebrations of the official launch of Cayman Airways Los Angeles route.

The newly launched service which took off on November 5th will see the national carrier’s new nonstop West Coast service operating weekly from Grand Cayman flying out on Saturdays and returning from Los Angeles on Sundays.

According to Min. Bryan, “This exists as a result of this fight of my ministry and my department to diversify our markets to continue rebuilding tourism, to increase visitation, to inject money into our economy, so that our people can benefit from economic opportunities. We are committed, I am committed, and the Department of Tourism is committed to continue to work towards bringing new business opportunities because our people are depending on us.”

Mr Bryan had previously noted that “since this new route to the City of Angels was announced, there has been tremendous interest, particularly by the tourism and business communities. I am confident that both the service and the competitive fares will be well received and I encourage travellers to book early to ensure availability,” he added.

For its part, Cayman Airways has pointed out that as well as playing an important role in stimulating stayover visitation from the Western corridor of the United States, this route will also enhance air connectivity for persons travelling to and from South East Asia, making the Cayman Islands more accessible to other markets.

In a pre-launch statement, the national carrier promoted that “Inbound flight time is just five and a half hours, allowing travellers plenty of time to enjoy the islands’ wellness, fitness, adventure and luxury amenities upon arrival.”

“The good part about doing this is that you’re affecting people’s lives in one way or another, whether it’s economic opportunities for jobs, whether it’s building memories, or just servicing trade. All of it matters and I’m just happy to be a part of it and be the Minister to carry it out.,” Mr Bryan remarked.

Speaking for the airline, Cayman Airways President and CEO, Fabian Whorms disclosed that bookings for flights on the new route are already at a high level.

“Our flights are heavily booked all the way to January already,” he reported.

It is also been emphasised that in addition, the LAX service provides a bridge between Cayman and one of the largest film hubs in the world – making it easier for LA-based production companies to utilise the Cayman Islands’ strengths as a premier location for film, television, music video, photoshoots, and advertising productions.

“We are thrilled that our national flag carrier Cayman Airways is making it even easier for West Coast travellers to discover our renowned beaches, legendary dive waters, world-class restaurants, and welcoming community,” Rosa Harris, Director of Tourism for the Cayman Islands had previously stated.

The Cayman Airways Los Angeles route will operate year-round once-weekly service from GCM to LAX on Saturdays and returning from LAX to GCM on Sundays.

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