Cayman Airways Boeing 737-200 Cabin - December, 2005
Cayman Airways operates a mix of Boeing 200s and 300s. These aircraft, though getting on in years, are very clean and well maintained. Cayman Airways operates a nice service with chocolate chip cookies and rum punch in all cabins. Cayman Airways is unique in the Caribbean in that such an excellent jet powered airline can be based on such a small, albeit beautiful island. Air Jamaica, Cubana, and BWI are domiciled in much larger home countries. During devastating Hurricane Ivan, these aircraft were absolute lifelines in bringing supplies in and people out. Few airlines are as beloved in their home country as is Cayman.
This 200 came from SAFE Airways in Norway. Due to the new decreased vertical separation, this particular 200 is altitude limited now at 29,000 feet - no fun in the summer storms! Cayman sold off its purchased new Boeing 300s in the early 90s during the economic turndown and replaced them with lower cost 200s. These 200s fly as far afield as Grand Cayman to Boston. Second hand 300s have come into the fleet over the years. Interestingly, Cayman loads in Grand Cayman from front and rear airstairs affording quick turns to neighboring Cayman Brac.