Cairns International Airport (IATA abbreviation: CNS), is Australia’s 7th busiest airport, but with more than 5 million users in 2018. It is a small and well-arranged airport. Cairns is the easiest way to reach from Europe with Cathay Pacific, via Hong Kong.

Cairns is a small city, but an interesting start or end point for a trip through Australia. Cairns airport therefore mainly consists of domestic traffic. The airport consists of a Domestic Terminal for domestic flights and an International Terminal for international flights. The terminals are next to each other and can therefore be reached on foot.

Cairns Airport doesn’t have big numbers in international departures. The airport is mainly used for domestic flights. The most important destinations are on the east coast with Brisbane and Sydney.

cairns airport domestic aviation


  • Cairns Airport
    Airport Avenue
    Cairns, QLD 4870
  • Telephone: +61 (0) 7 4080 6703
    Fax: +61 (0) 7 4080 6704

Airport codes

  • IATA airport code: CNS
  • ICAO airport code: YBCS