- Owen Roberts International Airport
Owen Roberts International Airport IATA: GCM – ICAO: MWCR Summary 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 Coordinates: Map Runways Direction Length Surface m ft 08/26 2,136 7,008 Asphalt Sources: Cayman Islands AIP
Owen Roberts International Airport (IATA: GCM, ICAO: 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.
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
Airlines Destinations Cayman Airways Miami IBC Airways Miami
- List of airlines to the Cayman Islands
- Guide to Georgetown Owen Roberts Airport
- Current weather for MWCR at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for GCM at Aviation Safety Network
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