Cairns Airport (CNS)

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Cairns Airport (IATA: CNS, ICAO: YBCS), is the main international gateway serving the city of Cairns in Queensland, Australia. It is located at 4 kilometers northwest of Cairns downtown, between Trinity Bay and Mount Whitfield.


Cairns Airport serves over 30 domestic flights and 18 international flights worldwide and is the main hub for Qantas carrier. Cairns Airport is the seventh busiest airport in Australia.

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Top international destinations from and to Cairns Airport are Tokyo, Osaka, Port Moresby, Hong Kong, Denpasar, Auckland, Singapore, Shanghai, Manila and Seoul.  

Cairns Airport handled 4,391,014 passengers in 2015.

Terminal Information

Cairns Airport has two passenger terminals:


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Facilities and Services

Cairns Airport offers the following services to passengers:

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The following means of transport are available at Cairns Airport to get to the city center:


Bus: By the Airport Connect and shuttle bus services.  

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Taxi: Get to Cairns downtown within 10 minutes by taxi.    

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Car hire: You can hire a car at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 or through our searching engine.

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About Cairns

Cairns is a city located in the east coast of Australia, in the Far North of Queensland. The city is a popular touristic destination for its tropical climate as well as for the Great Barrier Reef and its tropical rainforests; in fact, Cairns Airport serves as the main international gateway of the region.


Contact information:

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Airport Avenue
Cairns, QNS Q 4870

Phone: +61 7 4080 6703

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