Planes on tarmac at Cairns

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Fly direct to the heart of the tropics


It’s easy to fly right into the heart of Tropical North Queensland. Fourteen domestic and international airlines service Cairns Airport – Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Tigerair, Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Air Niugini, SilkAir and Regional Express, as well as small local airlines Skytrans, Alliance Airlines and Air North.

Direct flights arrive from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin, plus a number of major regional centres. It won’t take you long to get here – most domestic flights are only three to four hours.

International destinations include Auckland, Port Moresby, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka, Bali, Manila and Singapore. From here, you can connect with almost anywhere in the world.

Cairns Airport is just outside of the city and is easily accessible from Cairns, Port Douglas and Palm Cove.

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