Authorised vehicles allowed
By Staff Writer
Changes to the traffic flow at the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) on Grand Cayman are soon to be implemented and they will mean no more curb side drop offs and pickups for unauthorized vehicles. Instead, people will have to drop off and pick up passengers in a drop off zone in the short-term car park.
The traffic flow changes will come into effect on 30th August 2021 and have been put in place for security reasons. From that day onwards, only authorised public transportation and tour operators will be permitted to drop off or pick up passengers at curb side in front of the main terminal. All other vehicular traffic will be routed to the short-term or long-term parking lots where the standard parking rates will apply, which will come into effect in October.
For the month of September, the standard parking rates will be waived.
Drivers who are picking up arriving passengers must also park in the short-term parking lot. Parking will be free for up to five minutes after which time the standard parking rates will apply.
Chief Airport Security Officer Chad Yates explained: “These changes in traffic flows have been implemented in the United Kingdom and in some overseas territories to reduce risk and improve airport security,”
Mr. Yates said keeping customers safe was their main priority, and these new measures in the way in which vehicles can now travel in and out of the airport had been put in place with airport security at the forefront of their minds.
“As airport security continues to evolve globally, we are committed to mitigating risk and providing an excellent airport experience,” he added. “We recognise these changes will impact our customers, but our goal is to minimize the impact while ensuring a safe and secure environment.”