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Owen Roberts International Airport Redevelopment & Expansion Project

The CI$55 Million dollar Owen Roberts International Airport Expansion and Renovation Project is now under construction and being carried out in two main phases that includes the full renovation and expansion of the existing facility.

Phase 1

The first phase, on the west end of the terminal, commenced in October 2015, which included the construction of an area in preparation of a new outgoing baggage system with an area for an in-line baggage screening room, airline administrative office space, a bag pick-up area and a roof top mechanical room.


Phase 2

The second phase consists of easterly and westerly expansions and renovations to the existing interior of the terminal building. All work in Phase 2 will be carried out in several sub-phases to enable the terminal to remain fully functional, safe and secure throughout the construction period. Phase 2 works commenced in September 2016 and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. Current construction has started with the expansion of the Check-In Hall on the west end that ties in with the Phase 1 works, construction of the new immigration and baggage claim area to the east, an additional roof top mechanical room, the installation and commissioning of the new baggage handling system (inbound and outbound) and enabling works for the start of  construction on the second floor administrative areas. These works will be completed by 2017. Construction will continue with the renovation of the old Departure Hall, an enlarged Security Screening Checkpoint, new immigration administrative area and new retail area. Construction of new arches, landside canopy and additional internal renovations will complete the project.

Press Release Airport Expansion Update Phase 2

Airport Expansion Newsletter October 2016 

Airport Expansion Newsletter November 2016 

Airport Expansion Newsletter December 2016

Airport Expansion Newsletter February 2017

Airport Expansion Newsletter April 2017


Airport Expansion Business Case

The Strategic Outline Case for Owen Roberts International Airport, Charles Kirkconnell International Airport and Little Cayman Airport Development provides information to relevant stakeholders to inform deliberations concerning the development of new airport terminal facilities for airlines and passengers. Please click on below link for further details.

ORIA Expansion Business Case


Airport Master Plan 2032

The Airport Master Plan is intended to be a blueprint for future development of the Cayman Islands Airports including Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA), Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA) and Little Cayman Airport (LCA), all of which will be managed and operated by the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA). The plan also serves to address the requirements of the CIAA's commitment to progressive, sustainable and customer focused airport development which requires periodic reviews and updates of all its Airport Master Plans. Please click on link for further details.

 Airport Master Plan 

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