The Airports Master Plan, released by the Cayman Islands Government, reveals big changes for the islands’ three airports over the next few decades, with the total estimated budget for the planned projects just less than $600 million. 

Out of that sum, $491 million is allocated to Owen Roberts Airport, for projects including: 

  • A 1,900 feet extension of the runway into the North Sound to enable larger aircraft to land and therefore accommodate more long-haul flights
  • Terminal expansion
  • A new air traffic control tower
  • A new private jet terminal
  • A heliport, medevac/police/tourism centre
  • A seawall and water taxi dock
  • New cargo facilities
  • General maintenance and repair

There is also $79 million allocated for Cayman Brac’s Charles Kirkconnell International Airport, for projects including runway safety work, and $47.5 million for Little Cayman’s Edward Bodden Airfield, which will include an environmental impact assessment for a proposed new airport.

The projects range from short-term, to medium and long-term, with some planned for completion more than a decade or two away.


Read the full Outline Business Case & Master Plan here.