When are the duty-free shops at the airport going to re-open? The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) website says, ‘We are looking forward to our new Concessions Programme, coming online in phases in the summer of 2018’, but so far nothing is open.
Auntie’s answer: I do not have the exact answer you are looking for, but I have a bit of an update. I wanted at least to give you some information so you would know you haven’t been forgotten, since you sent your question last month. You are not the first to ask about this, though. I tried to get similar details earlier this year (see What businesses will be opening at the airport?) and also came up empty.
But first, I checked the website for the statement you included in your question and the timeframe has been changed to ‘Q1 2019’, so it seems the wait is going to continue for some months more.
As for the vendors that will be operating in Owen Roberts International Airport, a CIAA representative said the authority is still signing leases with concessionaires, so no names to announce yet. I will continue to ask for updates, though.