Cairns Airport is a major international airport in the Australian city of Cairns. The Queensland Government sold the airport to a private group in December 2008, after it was previously controlled by the Cairns Port Authority. It is Australia’s eighth busiest airport.
Cairns Airport is a major regional airport in Australia, serving a wide range of regional, domestic, and international destinations. Cairns Airport handled over 5 million passengers per year prior to COVID.
Cairns Airport, dubbed “descending into paradise,” is the gateway to the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef and North Queensland’s Tropical Rainforests, and is only 7 kilometres from the city centre.
Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Newcastle, Whitsunday Coast, and other regional areas around North Queensland are all served by Cairns Airport. Passengers can fly to Auckland year-round on international direct flights.