CNS Cairns Airport Info & Guide
Where is Cairns Airport?
Originally formed to serve gold miners, Cairns later developed into a railhead and major port for Australian exports of sugar cane, minerals and agricultural products.
Located 1,390 kilometres (860 miles) from Brisbane, and boasting a tropical climate, Cairns serves as a starting point for visitors to the Great Barrier Reef and Far North Queensland.
Cairns International Airport (IATA: CNS, ICAO: YBCS), or simply Cairns Airport, is located in the suburb of Aeroglen, 7 kilometres (4.3 miles) north of the Cairns central business district, in Queensland, Australia.
In 2013, Cairns Airport served 4.1 million passengers.
Cairns Airport is a hub for Jetstar Airways and Skytrans Airlines. Other airlines that fly to Cairns Airport include Airfast Indonesia, Air New Zealand, Air Niugini, Airnorth, Alliance Airlines, Asia Pacific Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hinterland Aviation, Qantas, QantasLink, Regional Express Airlines, SilkAir, Tigerair, United Airlines and Virgin Australia.
Cities with flights to Cairns Airport include Adelaide, Alice Springs, Auckland, Brisbane, Darwin, Denpasar, Gold Coast, Gove, Guam, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Lizard Island, Melbourne, Mount Isa, Osaka, Perth, Port Moresby, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Uluru.
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Other Items of Interest at Cairns Airport
Services at Cairns Airport include:
- Duty free
- Australian Made retail shop
- Luggage storage - both terminals
The International Terminal (T1) and Domestic Terminal (T2) are connected by a covered walkway.
- Arriving internationally, and catching a domestic flight? Follow the Blue line from T1 Arrivals to T2 Departures
- Arriving domestically, and catching an international flight? Follow the Green line from T2 Arrivals to T1 Departures
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