Cairns Airport in Cairns, Australia


Cairns Airport is located in Cairns, Queensland, Australia and is an International airport. The airport is Australia’s seventh busiest and serves domestic, International and general aviation flights.

A number of airlines serve Cairns Airport with a few being Qantas, Jetstar, Skytrans Airlines, Alliance Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and China Eastern Airlines. Cargo carriers are Heavylift Cargo Airlines, Toll Aviation, and Australian Air Express.

Cairns Airport accommodates requests for airport tours when possible and has two passenger terminals which are two separate buildings with one being the International Terminal with six jet bridges and the other the domestic terminal with five jet bridges. The airport also features one single runway.

Aviation Security is overseen by the Transports Infrastructure Act 1994, Aviation Transport Security Regulations, 2005 and the Aviation Security Act.

The airport has been designed with passengers in mind and offers a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere with a variety of venues for travellers to enjoy while they wait for their flight to depart. Accommodation can also be found close by (within 5kms) at the Holiday Inn Cairns and The Lakes Cairns Resort and Spa.

Both terminals offer passengers a number of amenities. The domestic terminal features wonderful shopping and dining outlets which include a place to grab a fresh brewed cup of coffee, a burger, sandwich, or pizza. Shopping includes a number of venues which offer souvenirs, beach items, and general goods. The domestic terminal also features the Blue Sky Brewery which is ideal for a cold beer or meal.

The International terminal also features a number of shopping and dining venues from light snacks, coffee to meals as well as a number of shopping establishments to ensure that travellers not only are offered what they need, but have a means to burn some time while waiting for their flight.

The airport is friendly to travellers that suffer a disability with a facilities and services to ensure their needs.


Airport Parking and Transfers

Cairns Airport Parking features both short and long term parking options as well as parking for the disabled. The parking is safe and secure and parks are fully automated and operate 24 hours per day.

The terminal features access for people with a disability and there is a drop off / pick up area for disabled persons in the front of each terminal. In order to utilize the area, the vehicle must display a disability permit. Parking spots for disabled individuals are also available.

Taxis, local shuttle buses, limousines, and rental cars are available for commute to travel from the airport across tropical North Queensland.