Cairns Airport Departures

Cairns International Airport


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

Airport codes

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

CNS Departures

Schedule Time Estimated Time Destination Airline Flight Status
10:00 10:10 Sydney (SYD) Jetstar JQ949 estimated
10:10 10:10 Melbourne (MEL) Jetstar JQ941 estimated
10:15 10:29 Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia VA1292 estimated
10:25 10:25 Adelaide (ADL) Jetstar JQ961 estimated
10:55 10:55 Townsville (TSV) Qantas QF2349 estimated
10:55 10:55 Weipa (WEI) Qantas QF2480 estimated
11:10 11:20 Tokyo (NRT) Jetstar JQ25 estimated
11:50 11:50 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA780 estimated
12:10 12:10 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF713 estimated
12:10 12:35 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA1418 estimated
12:25 Osaka (KIX) Jetstar JQ15 canceled
12:30 Pormpuraaw (EDR) Hinterland Aviation OI167 scheduled
12:30 12:30 Proserpine (PPP) Skytrans QN85 estimated
12:30 12:30 Darwin (DRW) Airnorth TL163 estimated
12:30 12:30 Normanton (NTN) Rex ZL5453 estimated
12:40 12:40 Gove (GOV) Airnorth TL161 estimated
13:05 13:05 Melbourne (MEL) Qantas QF703 estimated
13:10 Ayers Rock (AYQ) Qantas QF1997 scheduled
13:15 Coen (CUQ) Hinterland Aviation OI173 scheduled
13:20 13:20 Horn Island (HID) Qantas QF2490 estimated
13:30 13:30 Sydney (SYD) Qantas QF923 estimated
13:30 Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia VA1294 scheduled
13:50 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA782 scheduled
14:00 Cooktown (CTN) Hinterland Aviation OI155 scheduled
14:00 Lockhart River (IRG) Skytrans QN54 scheduled
14:20 14:20 Brisbane (BNE) Jetstar JQ933 estimated
14:30 Sunshine Coast (MCY) Bonza AB586 scheduled
14:30 Pormpuraaw (EDR) Skytrans QN78 scheduled
14:55 14:55 Townsville (TSV) Qantas QF2357 estimated
15:05 15:05 Horn Island (HID) Qantas QF2492 estimated
15:15 15:15 Bamaga (ABM) Rex ZL5538 estimated
15:30 15:30 Melbourne (MEL) Jetstar JQ943 estimated
15:35 15:35 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF1877 estimated
16:15 16:15 Sydney (SYD) Jetstar JQ955 estimated
16:30 Cooktown (CTN) Hinterland Aviation OI157 scheduled
16:35 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA1424 scheduled
16:50 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA786 scheduled
16:55 16:55 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF1879 estimated
17:45 17:45 Townsville (TSV) Qantas QF2351 estimated
17:55 Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia VA9533 scheduled
18:05 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF1881 scheduled
18:20 Singapore (SIN) Singapore Airlines SQ204 scheduled
19:00 Sydney (SYD) Jetstar JQ959 scheduled
19:05 Melbourne (MEL) Jetstar JQ945 scheduled
19:15 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA1428 scheduled
19:20 19:20 Sydney (SYD) Qantas QF927 estimated
19:55 Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia VA1298 scheduled
20:35 Perth (PER) Virgin Australia VA1346 scheduled
06:00 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF707 scheduled
06:00 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA770 scheduled
06:30 Brisbane (BNE) Jetstar JQ929 scheduled
06:30 Townsville (TSV) Qantas QF2355 scheduled
07:00 Port Moresby (POM) Air Niugini PX91 scheduled
07:00 Bamaga (ABM) Rex ZL5516 scheduled
07:00 Melbourne (MEL) Jetstar JQ939 scheduled
07:25 Sydney (SYD) Jetstar JQ953 scheduled
07:40 Darwin (DRW) Jetstar JQ922 scheduled
08:40 Horn Island (HID) Qantas QF2488 scheduled
09:00 Brisbane (BNE) Jetstar JQ931 scheduled
09:10 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF711 scheduled
09:20 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA776 scheduled
09:30 Cooktown (CTN) Hinterland Aviation OI153 scheduled
09:55 Gold Coast (OOL) Jetstar JQ967 scheduled
10:00 Sydney (SYD) Jetstar JQ949 scheduled
10:10 Melbourne (MEL) Jetstar JQ941 scheduled
10:15 Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia VA1292 scheduled
10:25 Adelaide (ADL) Jetstar JQ961 scheduled
10:25 Darwin (DRW) Qantas QF1992 scheduled
10:45 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA1416 scheduled
10:55 Townsville (TSV) Qantas QF2349 scheduled
10:55 Weipa (WEI) Qantas QF2480 scheduled
11:10 Tokyo (NRT) Jetstar JQ25 scheduled
11:50 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA780 scheduled
11:55 Auckland (AKL) Air New Zealand NZ162 scheduled
12:10 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA1418 scheduled
12:20 Newcastle (NTL) Jetstar JQ894 scheduled
12:25 Osaka (KIX) Jetstar JQ15 scheduled
12:50 Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Austraila VA1294 scheduled
13:20 Horn Island (HID) Qantas QF2490 scheduled
13:25 Melbourne (MEL) Qantas QF703 scheduled
13:30 Sydney (SYD) Qantas QF923 scheduled
13:40 Gove (GOV) Airnorth TL161 scheduled
13:50 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA782 scheduled
14:20 Brisbane (BNE) Jetstar JQ933 scheduled
14:55 Townsville (TSV) Qantas QF2357 scheduled
15:00 Adelaide (ADL) Virgin Australia VA1504 scheduled
15:30 Melbourne (MEL) Jetstar JQ943 scheduled
15:35 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF709 scheduled
16:15 Sydney (SYD) Jetstar JQ955 scheduled
16:35 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA1424 scheduled
19:00 Sydney (SYD) Jetstar JQ959 scheduled
19:05 Melbourne (MEL) Jetstar JQ945 scheduled
19:15 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA1428 scheduled
19:55 Perth (PER) Jetstar JQ978 scheduled
19:55 Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia VA1298 scheduled
20:35 Perth (PER) Virgin Australia VA1346 scheduled

About Cairns International Airport departures

Cairns International Airport (IATA abbreviation: CNS), is Australia’s 7th busiest airport, but with more than 5 million users in 2019 and only 1,7 million in 2020. 90% of those passengers where domestic Cairns flight departures. It is a small and well-arranged airport. Cairns airport is located in the north east of Australia by the sea. It is 4-5 miles north of the city. You can get there via Western Arterial Road 91 and Captain Cook Highway 1.

Ground transportation Cairns Airport

There are Cairns departures by bus to the city center as well as to several beaches to the north. There are Cairns international airport departures from terminals 1 and 2 that depart every 30-60 minutes during the day. You can also travel to Port Douglas on a charter bus. Other than the bus, you can travel by taxi, Ride-shares or rental car. Taxis are available at the airport. You can also get dropped off at the airport with Ride-share / Uber. This option is cheaper than the taxi and offers a comparable service. If you have rented a car from, for example, Avis, Hertz, Thrifty or Budget, keep in mind that you return it well in time for Cairns airport flight departures so that you do not arrive late for your flight.


Cairns Airport terminals

There is only 1 runway available for the Cairns airport departures today, but that is more than enough to accommodate the regular 5 million passengers. The runway is 3,150 meters (10,350 feet). There are nice views when you sit by the window with CNS flight departures. There are two terminals of which Terminal 1 is used for international flights. Terminal 2 is used for all domestic flights. Underneath the airport terminal 2 map. When arriving you to the right side of the building for baggage claim. When getting out of the terminal there is a pick up location. For Cairns flight departures there is a drop off in front of the left side of the terminal. This is for cars and buses. You can also park you car at the public car park. When returning at the airport with your hired car you can drop it off easily and walk to the terminal. Inside the terminal you have to go to check-in first before you go through security to Cairns airport departures lounge.


Airlines and routes at Cairns Airport

Cairns Airport doesn’t have big numbers in international departures. The airport is mainly used for domestic Cairns departures. The most important destinations are on the east coast with Brisbane and Sydney followed by Melbourne and Townsville which is also located in Queensland like Brisbane. Other options:

  • Cooktown
  • Weipa
  • Horn Island
  • Bamaga
  • Proserpine
  • Adelaide
  • Pormpuraaw
  • Gold Coast
  • Darwin
  • Lockhart River

Because of the pandemic the number declined and in 2020 there were 1 587 351 passengers with domestic flights. The biggest drop was in April and May and in the end of 2020 the numbers climbed up again. Airlines that operate domestically are:

  • Jetstar
  • Qantas
  • Virgin Australia
  • Hinterland Aviation
  • Skytrans
  • FlexFlight
  • Rex Regional Express

cairns airport domestic aviation

International Cairns airport flight departures aren’t really back up as they were. Most of those routes are going from Cairns to:

If you want to travel internationally you have to fly via Melbourne or Sydney.