Thursday 26 November, 2020

Final BA airbridge flight leaves Cayman with 316 passenges

Passengers boarding British Airways flight in Cayman on Saturday. (Photo: Facebook/Martyn Roper)

Passengers boarding British Airways flight in Cayman on Saturday. (Photo: Facebook/Martyn Roper)

The eighth and final British Airways airbridge flight left The Cayman Islands for the UK yesterday with 316 passengers.

The majority of the passengers were students — who are heading to universities and other schools in the UK — and their families.

The airbridge was coordinated by the office of Governor Martyn Roper to ensure that travellers (stranded and otherwise) on The Cayman Islands made it home during the coronavirus pandemic that halted global travel.

“This final flight is the culmination of months of hard work by Team Cayman which has seen over 2,600 people from more than 35 nationalities heading off the island, all with a story to tell,” Roper noted in a post on Facebook.

“Bereavements, illness, medical treatment, study and loss of employment are just some of the reasons people have had to leave,” Roper noted, “and it has been an amazing feat for everyone involved that during a worldwide pandemic we have been able to support them and get them to where they need to be.”

Roper also highlighted those who worked behind the scene to help make the effort a success.
He added, “…everyone from my office to the staff at the airport to CIG 

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