Owen Roberts International Airport

Owen Roberts International Airport
Owen Roberts International Airport
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Airport type Public
Owner Cayman Islands Government
Operator Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA)
Location George Town, Grand Cayman
Hub for Cayman Airways
Elevation AMSL 8 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 19°17′33″N 081°21′33″W / 19.2925°N 81.35917°W / 19.2925; -81.35917Coordinates: 19°17′33″N 081°21′33″W / 19.2925°N 81.35917°W / 19.2925; -81.35917
MWCR is located in Cayman Islands
Location in the Cayman Islands
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 2,136 7,008 Asphalt
Sources: Cayman Islands AIP[1]

Owen Roberts International Airport (IATA: GCMICAO: MWCR) is an airport located in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. It is the main international airport for the Cayman Islands as well as the main base for Cayman Airways. The airport is named after Owen Roberts, a pioneer of commercial aviation in the country.


Construction of terminal and runway

In 1952, after Owen Roberts convinced the commissioners of the country to construct airports on all three Cayman Islands, a 5,000 ft (1,524 m) runway, along with a terminal was constructed on Grand Cayman at the cost of £100,000.


In 2007, the Cayman Islands Government announced plans to expand and updgrade the existing airport. Plans include the expansion of the check-in area, the purchase of a new X-ray machine and baggage screening machine as well as the employment of additional passenger screening staff. Phase 1 of the project, the expansion of the airport's car parks and the airport's pick-up and drop-off locations have already been completed.

As of 2011, passengers still board and disembark airline flights outside the terminal at Owen Roberts International Airport

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aerolíneas Sosa La Ceiba
Air Canada Toronto-Pearson
American Airlines Miami
British Airways London-Heathrow, Nassau
Cayman Airways Cayman Brac, Havana, Kingston, La Ceiba, Miami, Montego Bay, New York-JFK, Tampa
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Washington-Dulles
Cayman Airways operated by Cayman Airways Express Cayman Brac, Little Cayman
Continental Airlines Houston-Intercontinental, Newark
Delta Air Lines Atlanta
Seasonal: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK
United Airlines Washington-Dulles
US Airways Charlotte, Phoenix
Seasonal: Boston, Philadelphia
WestJet Toronto-Pearson


Airlines Destinations
Cayman Airways Miami
IBC Airways Miami


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