Cairns Airport Arrivals

CNS Arrivals today

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.

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


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 terminal


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.

Airlines and 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 Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore, Port Moresby, Bali Denpasar, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and the route to the eastern neighbors Auckland.

cairns airport arrivals of busiest routes