The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA), which operates the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) on Grand Cayman and the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA) on Cayman Brac, announced today that drivers entering and exiting ORIA will experience changes to vehicular traffic flows as part of a new Airport Landside Security requirement.
Starting 30 August 2021, 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.
A drop-off zone in the short-term parking lot will be allocated for those persons dropping off departing passengers. 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.
“These changes in traffic flows have been implemented in the United Kingdom and in some overseas territories to reduce risk and improve airport security,” said Chief Airport Security Officer Chad Yates. “Keeping our customers safe is our number one priority, and these new measures in the way in which vehicles can now travel in and out of the airport have been put in place with airport security at the forefront of our 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 minimise the impact while ensuring a safe and secure environment.”Download PDF