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High demand prompts extra CAL flight to Honduras

Local News 01 May, 2020 Follow News

High demand prompts extra CAL flight to Honduras

Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) responded to the high demand for repatriation flights to Honduras by adding an extra flight from Grand Cayman to La Ceiba this week, which is already full.

“The demand for an extra flight to La Ceiba next week was based on the long waitlist we had for the first one, so the extra flight was added in order to accommodate those passengers,” explained the airline’s Executive Vice President for Commercial Affairs, Paul Tibbetts, noting that the airline is limited to carrying only 76 passengers per jet flight due to social distancing strategies for seating on board. “We will continue to evaluate the travel needs for this route and add more flights as necessary and possible, in partnership with the Cayman Islands Government and Honduran authorities”.

The second La Ceiba flight, KX3882, is scheduled to depart Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) on Friday May 8, 2020 at 12pm, arriving at Golosón International Airport (LCE) in La Ceiba at 12:25pm (La Ceiba time). Connecting flights from the Sister Islands were also added.

Cayman Airways reminds passengers that persons travelling to Honduras must be Honduran nationals, and all passengers are responsible for ensuring that they have the necessary travel documents for entry.

Additionally, the Honduran Government is requiring that passengers travelling to Honduras on these flights must provide a medical certificate from a local doctor confirming that they are not exhibiting any symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Governor’s Office has announced that passengers on the first La Ceiba flight (scheduled for Monday May 4, 2020) must submit their medical certificate to them by Friday May 1, 2020 via email to maria.leng@fco.gov.uk. A deadline will be announced later for passengers on the second La Ceiba flight to submit their medical certificates, but passengers should make it a priority to obtain one as soon as possible. Medical certificates are also required at the time of check-in for each flight. Passengers who do not present a medical certificate will not be able to travel.

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