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Owen Roberts International Airport

All international flights enter the Cayman Islands through its large airport, named after one of the islands’ aviation pioneers. About 70 of the more than 100 flights this airport handles each week travel to and from Miami, a journey which takes roughly only an hour. The airport can also be reached directly from Tampa, Houston, and Kingston, Jamaica. Cayman Airways and Cayman Express both offer frequent flights to the two smaller Cayman Islands, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.

Aquatic paintings hang throughout the antiquated terminal where passengers still enter and exit for flights outside and where people can wait outdoors to wave at departing flights. The airport, however, still contains plenty of modern amenities like ATMs, currency exchanges, a pharmacy, post office, duty-free shops, and several places to eat and drink. A visitor information booth is located at the customs hall.

There is no bus service between Owen Roberts International Airport and its closest community, George Town, to protect the thriving Cayman Islands taxi industry. Passengers can travel the two miles to downtown or the beach by taxi or rental car. Thrifty, Hertz, Avis, and Budget all have booths at the airport.

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