Cairns Airport Arrivals

Cairns International Airport

Airport codes
– IATA airport code: CNS
– ICAO airport code: YBCS

Address: Airport Avenue, Cairns Airport, Cairns QLD 4870
Phone: (07) 4080 6703

CNS Arrivals today

Schedule Time Estimated Time Origin Airline Flight Status
22:52 February-21 23:08 February-21 Horn Island (HID) QantasLink delayed
22:59 February-21 23:16 February-21 Townsville (TSV) RFDS Australia FD493 delayed
23:00 February-21 23:11 February-21 Townsville (TSV) National Jet Express NC379 estimated
23:10 February-21 23:56 February-21 Melbourne (MEL) Jetstar JQ948 delayed
23:30 February-21 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF718 delayed
00:30 February-22 00:24 February-22 Brisbane (BNE) Jetstar JQ936 estimated
05:30 February-22 06:26 February-22 Tokyo (NRT) Jetstar JQ26 delayed
06:10 February-22 Osaka (KIX) Jetstar JQ16 scheduled
07:25 February-22 Tokyo (HND) Virgin Australia VA78 scheduled
08:41 February-22 Mareeba (MRG) Skytrans QN667 scheduled
09:00 February-22 Sydney (SYD) Jetstar JQ950 scheduled
09:00 February-22 Townsville (TSV) Qantas QF2346 scheduled
09:05 February-22 Townsville (TSV) Qantas QF7321 scheduled
09:15 February-22 Melbourne (MEL) Jetstar JQ942 scheduled
09:30 February-22 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA771 scheduled
09:30 February-22 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF1872 scheduled
09:30 February-22 Adelaide (ADL) Jetstar JQ960 scheduled
09:45 February-22 Cooktown (CTN) Hinterland Aviation OI152 scheduled
10:05 February-22 Gold Coast (OOL) Jetstar JQ966 scheduled
11:15 February-22 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA1413 scheduled
11:15 February-22 Townsville (TSV) Qantas QF2348 scheduled
11:19 February-22 Townsville (TSV) scheduled
11:25 February-22 Weipa (WEI) Qantas QF2481 scheduled
11:30 February-22 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA9549 scheduled
12:00 February-22 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA775 scheduled
12:05 February-22 Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia VA1293 scheduled
12:10 February-22 Weipa (WEI) Alliance Airlines QQ7243 scheduled
12:15 February-22 Brisbane (BNE) Jetstar JQ930 scheduled
12:30 February-22 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF708 scheduled
12:30 February-22 Gove (GOV) Airnorth TL160 scheduled
12:30 February-22 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF1874 scheduled
12:30 February-22 Cooktown (CTN) Hinterland Aviation OI154 scheduled
12:35 February-22 Sydney (SYD) Qantas QF922 scheduled
12:40 February-22 Lockhart River (IRG) Skytrans QN53 scheduled
12:40 February-22 Lockhart River (IRG) Flexflight W22353 scheduled
12:50 February-22 Townsville (TSV) Qantas QF2354 scheduled
13:05 February-22 Melbourne (MEL) Qantas QF702 scheduled
13:11 February-22 Townsville (TSV) National Jet Express NC373 scheduled
13:40 February-22 Horn Island (HID) Qantas QF2489 scheduled
14:20 February-22 Gold Coast (OOL) Bonza AB1605 scheduled
14:45 February-22 Bamaga (ABM) Skytrans QN66 scheduled
14:45 February-22 Bamaga (ABM) Flexflight W22376 scheduled
15:00 February-22 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA783 scheduled
15:10 February-22 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF1876 scheduled
15:20 February-22 Weipa (WEI) Qantas QF2479 scheduled
16:10 February-22 Normanton (NTN) Rex ZL5464 scheduled
16:35 February-22 Mount Gordon Mine (GPD) scheduled
16:45 February-22 Proserpine (PPP) Skytrans QN86 scheduled
16:45 February-22 Proserpine (PPP) Flexflight W22310 scheduled
16:55 February-22 Townsville (TSV) Qantas QF2350 scheduled
16:57 February-22 Cooktown (CTN) scheduled
17:00 February-22 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA785 scheduled
17:00 February-22 Cooktown (CTN) Hinterland Aviation OI156 scheduled
17:30 February-22 Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia VA9545 scheduled
17:45 February-22 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA1421 scheduled
17:45 February-22 Aurukun (AUU) scheduled
18:15 February-22 Coen (CUQ) Hinterland Aviation OI174 scheduled
18:20 February-22 Horn Island (HID) Qantas QF2497 scheduled
18:30 February-22 Denpasar (DPS) Jetstar JQ91 scheduled
18:30 February-22 Kowanyama (KWM) Hinterland Aviation OI169 scheduled
18:35 February-22 Sydney (SYD) Jetstar JQ956 scheduled
18:40 February-22 Sydney (SYD) Qantas QF926 scheduled
18:50 February-22 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF1880 scheduled
19:00 February-22 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA9547 scheduled
19:20 February-22 Sunshine Coast (MCY) Bonza AB589 scheduled
19:20 February-22 Kowanyama (KWM) Skytrans QN78 scheduled
19:20 February-22 Kowanyama (KWM) Flexflight W22328 scheduled
19:30 February-22 Port Moresby (POM) Air Niugini PX98 scheduled
19:30 February-22 Cooktown (CTN) Hinterland Aviation OI158 scheduled
19:40 February-22 Aurukun (AUU) Skytrans QN54 scheduled
19:40 February-22 Aurukun (AUU) Flexflight W22326 scheduled
20:05 February-22 Horn Island (HID) Qantas QF2491 scheduled
20:05 February-22 Townsville (TSV) Rex ZL5442 scheduled
20:15 February-22 Groote Eylandt (GTE) Alliance Airlines QQ904 scheduled
20:25 February-22 Townsville (TSV) Qantas QF2358 scheduled
21:00 February-22 Weipa (WEI) Qantas QF2483 scheduled
21:10 February-22 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA793 scheduled
21:20 February-22 Mount Isa (ISA) Rex ZL5382 scheduled
22:05 February-22 Townsville (TSV) Alliance Airlines QQ892 scheduled
23:00 February-22 Darwin (DRW) Germany – DLR Flugbetriebe scheduled
23:10 February-22 Melbourne (MEL) Jetstar JQ948 scheduled
23:30 February-22 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF718 scheduled
00:30 February-23 Brisbane (BNE) Jetstar JQ936 scheduled
05:30 February-23 Tokyo (NRT) Jetstar JQ26 scheduled
06:10 February-23 Osaka (KIX) Jetstar JQ16 scheduled
07:05 February-23 Perth (PER) Jetstar JQ979 scheduled
07:25 February-23 Tokyo (HND) Virgin Australia VA78 scheduled
09:00 February-23 Sydney (SYD) Jetstar JQ950 scheduled
09:00 February-23 Townsville (TSV) Qantas QF2346 scheduled
09:05 February-23 Townsville (TSV) Qantas QF7321 scheduled
09:15 February-23 Melbourne (MEL) Jetstar JQ942 scheduled
09:30 February-23 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA771 scheduled
09:30 February-23 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF1872 scheduled
09:30 February-23 Adelaide (ADL) Jetstar JQ960 scheduled
09:45 February-23 Cooktown (CTN) Hinterland Aviation OI152 scheduled
10:05 February-23 Gold Coast (OOL) Jetstar JQ966 scheduled
10:20 February-23 Sunshine Coast (MCY) Bonza AB583 scheduled

About Cairns International Airport arrivals

Cairns is the largest regional airport in North Queensland. Located between the Great Barrier Reef and the tropical (Daintree) rainforest. The airport processes around 5 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.

Top routes from CNS

The first Cairns arrivals took place in 1928 on a sandy runway close to the current airport. A few years later, the people of Cairns raised money for the construction of an airport. A 162 hectares of land was bought to make several buildings and runways. During World War 2 it was put into service by the Royal Australian Air Force. The main runway was paved and extended for use by the RAAF aircraft. After the war, the runway was extended again. The airport was also upgraded by renewing and expanding. The routes increased and with them the passengers. More and more regular scheduled services came to most Australian cities. The first international Cairns airport arrivals came from the airline Air Niugini which had a route from Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.

In the 1980s, it was announced that further expansion was needed. There were several internships. The first phase was the further extension of the runway and the construction of a new terminal. This was completed in 1984. The second phase was started. This included a fire station, a new separate terminal for international traffic, and a taxiway. This was completed in 1990. In the year 1993, Cathay Pacific started operating flights from Hong Kong. Over the years, more innovations and extensions were made to the terminals and runways.

Transportation Cairns Airport

There are options to travel by bus after Cairns flight arrivals. There are Excellence Coaches for transport to the Northern Beaches, Cairns Center and Port Douglas. You can also book a taxi for private travel. Destinations are so naturally endless. You can also travel a little cheaper with the 1300 Ride Share or with Uber. These have Cairns arrivals at the eastern side of terminal 1 or the northern part at terminal 2. If you rent a car after Cairns airport flight arrivals, you can do so at Avis, Europcar, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, National or Alamo.

Cairns Airport terminals


Cairns Airport has 1 runway of 3.156 meters (10.354 feet) which is of  asphalt for all CNS flight arrivals. There are two terminals in separate buildings for all flights. The first terminal, Terminal 1, is for the Cairns international airport arrivals. Although due to the pandemic the international flights and the use of this terminal is minimal in 2020 and 2021. The second terminal is for domestic transport and there are mainly Cairns airport arrivals from Brisbane and Sydney.

Cairns Airport Airlines and flight routes


It is not a large airport, but under normal circumstances there are 5 million annual passengers. In 2020 there were 1.7 million which is a decrease of -64.3%. There are few international Cairns arrivals. Domestic flights will start to grow again in 2021. In addition to the aforementioned, Melbourne and Townsville are also important destinations. If the Cairns flight arrivals grow again, we mainly see routes from Asia such as:

cairns airport arrivals of busiest routes