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What rules govern the ownership of airports (both public and private)?

There are three airports in the Cayman Islands (on Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman), owned by the Cayman government. The rules governing ownership and other matters relating to airports are set out in the Airports Authority Law 2005.


What is the authorisation procedure for the operation of airports?

The operation of the Cayman airports is overseen by the Cayman Islands Airports Authority, pursuant to the Airports Authority Law.

What ongoing operating requirements apply (including obligations relating to safety, security and facilities maintenance)?

The requirements promulgated from time to time pursuant to the Airports Authority Law apply.

Airport charges

What airport charges apply and how are they regulated?

Pursuant to the Airports Authority Law, the applicable charges include:

  • departure tax received under Section 4 of the Travel (Departure Tax and Environmental Protection Fee) Law (2003 revision);
  • security tax received under the Airports (Security Tax) Regulations (2003 revision); and
  • aircraft landing and parking fees.


What regulations govern access to airports?

Airports are governed by regulations promulgated pursuant to the Airports Authority Law.

Slot allocation

What regime governs the allocation of airport slots (including slot transfer, revocation and disputes)?


Ground handling

How are ground handling services regulated?

These will be subject to such regulations promulgated under the Airports Authority Law 2005.

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