Kirk Freeport, Jacques Scott among local winners of new Cayman airport concessions

The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has announced the winning bidders to operate the Retail, Duty Free and Food & Beverage locations at Owen Roberts International Airport.

Retail and duty free shopping will be provided by Kirk Freeport, Last Chance Island Souvenirs, Bodden Freeport, Tortuga Rum Co., Jacques Scott, Island Jewellers and Churchill Cigars.

The food court will include dining options by Wendy’s, Subway, Island Taste and The Brew Hut.

The locations will primarily be featured in the expanded departures hall within the new food court and shopping gallery, as part of the Airport’s redevelopment and expansion project.

The expansion will almost triple the airport’s size from 77,000 to 208,000 square feet, allowing the airport to accommodate 2.5 million passengers per year.

The new locations began building out earlier this month with the new concessions scheduled to open in phases over the next few months.

“Travelers to and from Owen Roberts International Airport can look forward to a myriad of enhancements and amenities over the next several months as we move closer to completing this multi-phased project to better serve our guests and to offer them a world-class airport experience,” said CIAA CEO Albert Anderson.

Substantial completion of the Airport project is slated for December 2018 and will also include the addition of a children’s play area, mothers’ nursing station, digital flight information displays, common-use self-service kiosks, 39 check-in counters and nine departure gates.

The CIAA owns and operates the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) in Grand Cayman and the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA) in Cayman Brac.