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
15:45 September-27 15:34 September-27 Townsville (TSV) QantasLink QF2350 estimated
15:55 September-27 15:52 September-27 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA1419 estimated
16:00 September-27 Cooktown (CTN) Hinterland Aviation OI156 scheduled
16:10 September-27 16:41 September-27 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA785 delayed
16:15 September-27 16:17 September-27 Brisbane (BNE) QantasLink QF1878 estimated
16:25 September-27 Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia VA9532 canceled
17:05 September-27 Cloncurry (CNJ) Alliance Airlines QQ715 scheduled
17:15 September-27 Coen (CUQ) Hinterland Aviation OI174 scheduled
17:20 September-27 17:17 September-27 Singapore (SIN) Singapore Airlines SQ203 estimated
17:25 September-27 17:19 September-27 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF716 estimated
17:30 September-27 Kowanyama (KWM) Hinterland Aviation OI169 scheduled
18:10 September-27 Aurukun (AUU) Flexflight W22379 scheduled
18:10 September-27 Aurukun (AUU) Skytrans QN51 scheduled
18:15 September-27 18:08 September-27 Denpasar (DPS) Jetstar JQ91 estimated
18:15 September-27 Melbourne (MEL) Jetstar JQ942 scheduled
18:15 September-27 Sydney (SYD) Jetstar JQ958 scheduled
18:15 September-27 Kowanyama (KWM) Flexflight W22328 scheduled
18:20 September-27 Kowanyama (KWM) Skytrans QN78 scheduled
18:25 September-27 Port Moresby (POM) Air Niugini PX98 scheduled
18:30 September-27 Gold Coast (OOL) Jetstar JQ964 scheduled
18:35 September-27 Sydney (SYD) Qantas QF926 scheduled
18:35 September-27 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA1423 scheduled
18:45 September-27 Aurukun (AUU) Skytrans QN54 scheduled
19:00 September-27 Horn Island (HID) Qantas QF2493 scheduled
19:15 September-27 Ayers Rock (AYQ) Qantas QF1996 scheduled
19:35 September-27 Townsville (TSV) Qantas QF2358 scheduled
20:00 September-27 Weipa (WEI) Qantas QF2483 scheduled
20:20 September-27 Mount Isa (ISA) Rex ZL5382 scheduled
20:25 September-27 Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia VA1297 scheduled
22:15 September-27 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF718 scheduled
22:45 September-27 Sydney (SYD) Jetstar JQ956 scheduled
23:15 September-27 Melbourne (MEL) Jetstar JQ946 scheduled
23:20 September-27 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA799 scheduled
23:45 September-27 Brisbane (BNE) Jetstar JQ934 scheduled
01:50 September-28 Darwin (DRW) Jetstar JQ921 scheduled
04:20 September-28 Tokyo (NRT) Jetstar JQ26 scheduled
05:15 September-28 Osaka (KIX) Jetstar JQ16 scheduled
06:15 September-28 Tokyo (HND) Virgin Australia VA78 scheduled
08:00 September-28 Townsville (TSV) Qantas QF2346 scheduled
08:05 September-28 Townsville (TSV) Qantas QF7321 scheduled
08:25 September-28 Brisbane (BNE) Jetstar JQ928 scheduled
08:30 September-28 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF706 scheduled
08:40 September-28 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA771 scheduled
08:45 September-28 Cooktown (CTN) Hinterland Aviation OI152 scheduled
09:15 September-28 Sydney (SYD) Jetstar JQ952 scheduled
09:15 September-28 Gold Coast (OOL) Jetstar JQ966 scheduled
09:20 September-28 Melbourne (MEL) Jetstar JQ938 scheduled
09:40 September-28 Adelaide (ADL) Jetstar JQ960 scheduled
09:40 September-28 Darwin (DRW) Qantas QF1991 scheduled
09:45 September-28 Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia VA1291 scheduled
09:45 September-28 Auckland (AKL) Air New Zealand NZ161 scheduled
10:15 September-28 Townsville (TSV) Qantas QF2348 scheduled
10:25 September-28 Weipa (WEI) Qantas QF2479 scheduled
11:10 September-28 Weipa (WEI) Alliance Airlines QQ7243 scheduled
11:10 September-28 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA775 scheduled
11:25 September-28 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA1413 scheduled
11:30 September-28 Cooktown (CTN) Hinterland Aviation OI154 scheduled
11:30 September-28 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF708 scheduled
11:35 September-28 Brisbane (BNE) Jetstar JQ930 scheduled
11:40 September-28 Lockhart River (IRG) Skytrans QN53 scheduled
12:00 September-28 Gove (GOV) Airnorth TL160 scheduled
12:10 September-28 Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia VA1293 scheduled
12:25 September-28 Melbourne (MEL) Qantas QF702 scheduled
12:30 September-28 Townsville (TSV) Qantas QF2344 scheduled
12:35 September-28 Horn Island (HID) Qantas QF2489 scheduled
12:50 September-28 Sydney (SYD) Qantas QF922 scheduled
13:10 September-28 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA781 scheduled
13:15 September-28 Pormpuraaw (EDR) Flexflight W22388 scheduled
13:15 September-28 Pormpuraaw (EDR) Skytrans QN72 scheduled
13:30 September-28 Adelaide (ADL) Jetstar JQ962 scheduled
13:45 September-28 Townsville (TSV) Qantas QF2354 scheduled
13:45 September-28 Bamaga (ABM) Skytrans QN43 scheduled
14:15 September-28 Sydney (SYD) Jetstar JQ954 scheduled
14:20 September-28 Weipa (WEI) Qantas QF2481 scheduled
14:40 September-28 Melbourne (MEL) Jetstar JQ940 scheduled
14:55 September-28 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF1876 scheduled
15:05 September-28 Adelaide (ADL) Qantas QF1962 scheduled
15:10 September-28 Normanton (NTN) Rex ZL5464 scheduled
15:40 September-28 Proserpine (PPP) Flexflight W22310 scheduled
15:45 September-28 Townsville (TSV) Qantas QF2350 scheduled
15:45 September-28 Proserpine (PPP) Skytrans QN86 scheduled
15:55 September-28 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA1419 scheduled
16:00 September-28 Cooktown (CTN) Hinterland Aviation OI156 scheduled
16:10 September-28 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA785 scheduled
16:15 September-28 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF1878 scheduled
17:15 September-28 Coen (CUQ) Hinterland Aviation OI174 scheduled
17:15 September-28 Horn Island (HID) Qantas QF2491 scheduled
17:25 September-28 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF716 scheduled
17:30 September-28 Kowanyama (KWM) Hinterland Aviation OI169 scheduled
18:15 September-28 Melbourne (MEL) Jetstar JQ942 scheduled
18:15 September-28 Sydney (SYD) Jetstar JQ958 scheduled
18:20 September-28 Sunshine Coast (MCY) Bonza AB589 scheduled
18:20 September-28 Kowanyama (KWM) Skytrans QN78 scheduled
18:20 September-28 Bamaga (ABM) Flexflight W22355 scheduled
18:20 September-28 Bamaga (ABM) Skytrans QN42 scheduled
18:25 September-28 Newcastle (NTL) Jetstar JQ895 scheduled
18:25 September-28 Port Moresby (POM) Air Niugini PX98 scheduled
18:30 September-28 Cooktown (CTN) Hinterland Aviation OI158 scheduled
18:35 September-28 Sydney (SYD) Qantas QF926 scheduled
18:35 September-28 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA1423 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