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ORIA REDEVELOPMENT UPDATE: In the news this week

02 Feb 2018
ORIA REDEVELOPMENT UPDATE: In the news this week

Dear Partners,

With the opening of the new Arrivals Hall last week, ORIA has been the talk of the town this week in the press, and we can expect much more to come. We are working diligently to address the issues and concerns as they arise. Here are the top stories as featured in the Caymanian Compass:

Despite new arrivals hall, hours-long wait at airport (30 January): Some of the first visitors through the Cayman Island’s new airport arrivals hall waited for hours in immigration lines that stretched from the steps of the plane to the new building. Tourists arriving on Saturday were forced to line up inside and outside the airport to get through immigration, baggage claim and customs. Photographs sent to the Cayman Compass show a line of more than a hundred people waiting just to get into the new building on Saturday afternoon. Follow link to full story

EDITORIAL – Major (but not terminal) problems arise at new airport (31 January): The Compass published, with some reluctance, an article and photograph on Page One of yesterday’s newspaper, which depicted, verbally and visually, an incident nothing short of misery at the newly opened arrival hall at Owen Roberts International Airport. Follow link to full story

Plea for patience over airport lines (31 January): Immigration officials are asking for patience from passengers amid concern over long lines at Grand Cayman’s airport. Record visitor numbers have put pressure on the facility, which is midway through a $55 million upgrade. The partial opening of the new arrivals hall last week does not appear to have eased the pressure. Images sent to the Cayman Compass showed lines stretching from the steps of the plane to the entry to the new hall, Saturday. Follow link to full story

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