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West is not best: Opposition leader pans runway expansion plans

Opposition leader McKeeva Bush said Cayman needs to lengthen its runway, but says government’s plan to extend it to the west isn’t good enough.

Mr. Bush agrees a longer runway can help make our country accessible via flights from destinations on the US west coast, and can have a positive impact on tourism.

But he thinks the expansion should happen to the east, into the north sound.

“It was always planned to go into the north sound. So that has to be a complete redevelopment of that plan, because we don’t need a study, another study, to tell us that. We always knew that road was taken as far back as it could be without causing major disruption which we cannot afford to the one area that we have to get into the east,” said Mr. Bush.

In January, government announced it was taking the first steps to explore lengthening the runway towards the west, to the existing road between the airport and the cricket pitch.

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Joe Avary

Joe Avary

Joe Avary has been with Cayman 27 since 2014. He brings 20 years in television experience to the job, working hard every day to bring the people of Cayman stories that inform the public and make a difference in the community. Joe hopes his love for the Cayman Islands shines through in his informative and entertaining weather reports. If you have a story idea for Joe or just want to say hello, call him at 324-2141 or send an email to josephavary@hurleysmedia.ky

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