CAACI Firework Regulations

Organisers planning firework and light displays are legally required under Article 165 of the (AN[OT}O 2013) to coordinate their proposed events with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) in order to prevent potential threats to aircraft operations.

All firework activity that takes place within 3 nautical miles of the airport or under the approach and departure paths must be coordinated with CAACI. This encompasses all the land approximately from Countryside in Savannah to Public Beach on West Bay Road plus a large area of ocean.

Any fireworks that exceed 200ft above ground level must also be discussed with CAACI, and similarly proposed laser and searchlight events are subject to these regulations.

Fireworks, laser and light displays that fall under these categories must be formally approved in advance by the CAACI and will incur the appropriate fee, as per the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order Fees Regulation 2010.

For more information or maps detailing the 3 nautical miles area around the airport, visit the CAACI website or email