Cairns is the largest regional airport in North Queensland. Located between the Great Barrier Reef and the tropical (Daintree) rainforest, Cairns is for many people the starting point of a tour through Australia. The airport processes around 4 million travelers a year and has two terminals. One terminal is used for international flights and the other for domestic flights. In 5 minutes you walk from one terminal to the other. Australia Coach runs as a shuttle bus (for a fee) between the terminals.
– IATA airport code: CNS
– ICAO airport code: YBCS
Cairns Airport has 1 runway of 3.156 meters (10.354 feet) asphalt. Statistics (2016/17) of the passenger movements are 4,898,189. Japan is the most important international destination and has more than 300.000 passengers handled. Compared to other international destinations those are big numbers but still small compared to domestic routes where Brisbane and Sydney handles more than a million passengers a year.