Owen Roberts International Airport
|Owen Roberts International Airport|
|IATA: GCM – ICAO: MWCR|
|Owner||Cayman Islands Government|
|Operator||Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA)|
|Location||George Town, Grand Cayman|
|Hub for||Cayman Airways|
|Elevation AMSL||8 ft / 2 m|
|Sources: Cayman Islands AIP|
Owen Roberts International Airport (IATA: GCM, ICAO: MWCR) is an airport located in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. It is the main international airport for the Cayman Islands as well as the main base for Cayman Airways. The airport is named after Owen Roberts, a pioneer of commercial aviation in the country. Owen Roberts is also the last International airport in the Caribbean with an "open-air" passenger waving gallery. Owen Roberts International airport is one of the two entrance ports to the Cayman Islands. There is a bar at the departing terminal, and they sell rum cakes at the shops here. 
Construction of terminal and runway
In 1952, after Owen Roberts convinced the commissioners of the country to construct airports on all three Cayman Islands, a 5,000 ft (1,524 m) runway, along with a terminal was constructed on Grand Cayman at the cost of £100,000.
In 2007, the Cayman Islands Government announced plans to expand and upgrade the existing airport. Plans include the expansion of the check-in area, the purchase of a new X-ray machine and baggage screening machine as well as the employment of additional passenger screening staff. Phase 1 of the project, the expansion of the airport's car parks and the airport's pick-up and drop-off locations have already been completed.
Additional renovations completed in 2012 include refurbishing the departure hall interior and livening up the passport control and customs hall with aquatic paintings and use of an aggressive digital advertising campaign in the baggage claim area.
Airlines and destinations
|Aerolíneas Sosa||La Ceiba|
|British Airways||London–Heathrow, Nassau|
|Cayman Airways||Cayman Brac, Havana, Kingston–Norman Manley, La Ceiba, Montego Bay, Miami, New York–JFK, Tampa
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Panama City
|Cayman Airways Express||Cayman Brac, Little Cayman|
|Delta Air Lines||Atlanta, New York–JFK (begins 20 December 2014)
Seasonal: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul
|Island Air||Cayman Brac, Little Cayman|
|JetBlue Airways||New York–JFK,
|United Airlines||Houston–Intercontinental, Newark, Washington–Dulles|
- Cayman Islands AIP
- "cayCompass.com :: Airports authority unveils new advertising programme". Compasscayman.com. 2012-04-30. Retrieved 2012-07-27.
- "cayCompass.com :: Panama link welcomed by tourism body". Compasscayman.com. 2012-03-27. Retrieved 2012-07-27.
- Cayman Islands Airport Authority
- Guide to Georgetown Owen Roberts Airport
- Current weather for MWCR at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for GCM at Aviation Safety Network
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