Traveling to Cayman Brac by Airplane

A small number of flights each day make traveling to Cayman Brac by plane a possibility

Because there are no ferries that travel between the Cayman Islands on a regular basis, those who have hopes of visiting all three islands will have to rely on air travel.  Fortunately, Cayman Brac is home to an international airport.  Although flights are few, it is possible to book a flight to this destination even if you don't want to stop on Grand Cayman first.

Kirkconnel International

Cayman Brac's airport is the Captain Charles Kirkconnel International Airport (CYB), which was formerly known as the Gerrard Smith International Airport.  The airport is small, only welcoming a handful of flights a day, but it is possible to fly direct from the United States which is good news for many travelers. 

Flying to Cayman Brac from the US

Cayman Airways is the major carrier on Cayman Brac, offering the only major international flights from Miami, Florida on a regular basis.  If you are traveling from Canada, Europe, or the United States, your best bet will be to make a connection through Miami.

This chart informs you of which airlines fly from the U.S. and the places from which they are flying. Online services don't consistently list the best options so it can be helpful to realize which airlines actually offer direct service to this location.

Captain Charles Kirkconnel International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA Cayman Airways

Flying to Cayman Brac from the Caribbean

If you're spending a portion of your time on Grand Cayman, or just find it easier to fly there then connect to Cayman Brac, you'll find there are several flights a day between the two islands with Cayman Airways.  

See below for air service from other Caribbean airports. Even if you can't take a flight directly from an airport near you, connecting through another regional airport might prove to be a great option.

Captain Charles Kirkconnel International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Georgetown, Grand Cayman GCM Cayman Airways
Kingston, Jamaica KIN Cayman Airways

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for Cayman Brac are fairly simple and straightforward.  Most people will need a passport, but residents of Canada can arrive with an original, raised seal copy of their birth certificate (or a notarized copy) and a picture ID.  Additionally, on the plane you'll have to fill out an Immigration Card and Customs Declaration Card, both of which will be provided to you while you are on the plane. 

You may have to rearrange your schedule, but flying to Cayman Brac is a possibility.  The recommendation is that you book your flight as far out as possible to ensure a seat, but overall, planning to fly to this island is not an overwhelming experience.  

 

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