Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Major Lionfish Culling Event Planned

On April 26-27, 2013, local restaurants and watersports operators will join together to participate in the first annual Fosters Food Fair Earth Month Lionfish Tournament. The objective is to cull lionfish from local reefs to help with the unprecedented numbers of this invasive fish and to offer an array of lionfish dishes to local diners at their favorite restaurants. 
Restaurants will sponsor a culling team with watersports operators and put together a culling team of six licensed cullers. Culling courses are offered through local diver operators. Cullers will go with their watersports operators team during a 24 hours period (5pm on Friday, April 26 to 5pm on Saturday, April 27). A weigh in will take place at each watersport operator where prizes will be awarded for largest catch, biggest lionfish, largest cull in weight and smallest lionfish in length. 75% of the fish will go to sponsor restaurants and 25% to Fosters Food Fair.
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dallas Flights Postponed

The twice weekly non-stop flights between Dallas Fort Worth and Grand Cayman has been postponed from April 10 until May 25, 2013. Cayman Airways has confirmed that Dallas/Ft. Worth will remain a permanent year round gateway for Cayman. The Wednesday and Saturday flights will continue to boost arrival figures for the coming year. 
“Cayman Airways anticipates that the Dallas flight will be a strong and successful year- round route serving the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and facilitating easy, same-day connections to and from the US Southwest and West Coast. Cayman Airways will fly twice weekly nonstop between Dallas Fort Worth and Grand Cayman on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s,” the airline said.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Brac Airport Expansion Increased

What was once an expansion of the Cayman Brac Airport of over a 10,000 sq. foot addition has now been modified to include a further increase of 8422 sq. ft. or nearly 75% from the initial approval. 

The extra square footage will include a VIP Lounge accessible from the departure lounges and the arrivals immigration area. The departure area will also expanded and the number of check-in areas has been increased from 7 to 9. Also included in the newly approved expansion will be increased retail space and enlarged baggage handling areas.

Despite these additions, the estimated costs will remain at $2.5 million.