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Direct flights to Cairns (CNS)

Cairns International Airport - Airport code: CNS

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Non-stop flights to Cairns (CNS)

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Last updated on: 02-26-2021

Cairns International Airport is a medium sized airport in Australia. It is an international airport. In total there are 31 airports around the world that have direct flights to Cairns, spread around 31 cities in 5 countries. Currently, there are 25 domestic flights to Cairns.

Cairns is mainly known for activities and sports.

This month, there are 1,018 flights arriving at Cairns Airport, which are 238 flights per week or 34 flights per day.

The most frequently departed flights to Cairns are routes from Brisbane (BNE) in Australia and Melbourne (MEL), also in Australia. These two routes together are operated 362 times this month, and make up for 36% of all monthly arrivals at Cairns International Airport.

The longest flight to Cairns CNS is departing from Tokyo (NRT). This non-stop flight takes around 7 hours and 30 minutes and covers a distance of 3,654 miles (5,880 km).

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List of all direct flights to Cairns

Below you can find a list of all cities and countries that have direct flights to Cairns, ordered by popularity.

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Currently, there are 12 airlines that fly to Cairns. Most flights to Cairns are operated by Jetstar, as they connect 10 airports to CNS. Below you can find the list of airlines that operate all CNS flights:

Business class flights to Cairns

There are 7 airports that have flights to Cairns in Business Class. All airports that offer business class flights to CNS are listed below:

Intercontinental flights to Cairns

The only intercontinental flights to Cairns International Airport (CNS) are from Japan and South-Eastern Asia, as of February 2021.

* Please note that there are no direct services from Europe, the United States, Canada, Southern America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle-East, Southern Asia, China, Eastern Asia or Central Asia.

Non-stop flights from Japan to Cairns

JetstarJetstar is currently the only airline flying non-stop from Japan to Cairns. They fly year-round from Osaka (KIX) and Tokyo (NRT).

Non-stop flights from South-East Asia to Cairns

JetstarJetstar: year-round flights from Denpasar (DPS).

SilkAirSilkAir: seasonal flights from Singapore (SIN).

International flights to Cairns

Indonesia
Flights from Indonesia to Cairns

Denpasar is the only city in Indonesia with direct flights to Cairns. From Denpasar, direct flights are offered by Jetstar.

Japan
Flights from Japan to Cairns

There are 2 airports in Japan that have non-stop flights to Cairns.

From Osaka and Tokyo, you can fly with Jetstar.

New Zealand
Flights from New Zealand to Cairns

In New Zealand, the only airport that has a direct connection to Cairns is Auckland. From Auckland, direct flights are offered by Air New Zealand (Star Alliance).

Papua New Guinea
Flights from Papua New Guinea to Cairns

There is 1 airport in Papua New Guinea that has a direct connection to Cairns, which is Port Moresby. From Port Moresby, you can fly non-stop with Air Niugini or Qantas (Oneworld).

Singapore
Flights from Singapore to Cairns

In Singapore, the only airport that has a direct connection to Cairns is Singapore. From Singapore, direct flights are offered by SilkAir. This route is not operational yet but will start in May.

Domestic flights to Cairns

Australia
Flights from Australia to Cairns

There are lots of domestic flights to Cairns (CNS). 25 airports in Australia have direct flights to the airport.

From Adelaide, direct flights are offered by Jetstar.
From Aurukun, you can fly non-stop with FlexFlight or Skytrans Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in February and ends in June.
From Bamaga, you can fly non-stop to Cairns with Regional Express.
From Brisbane, there are 4 airlines that have direct services to Cairns, which are Alliance Airlines, Jetstar, Qantas (Oneworld) and Virgin Australia.
From Canberra, direct flights are offered by Qantas (Oneworld). This route is not operational yet but will start in March.
From Coen and Cooktown, you can fly with Hinterland Aviation.
From Darwin, you can fly non-stop with Airnorth or Jetstar.
From Gold Coast, you can fly non-stop to Cairns with Jetstar.
From Gove, the only airline with direct flights is Airnorth.
From Groote Eylandt, direct flights are offered by Alliance Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in February and ends in March.
From Horn Island, you can fly non-stop to Cairns with Qantas (Oneworld).
From Kowanyama and Lockhart River, all direct flights to Cairns are operated by FlexFlight and Skytrans Airlines.
From Melbourne, direct flights are offered by Jetstar, Qantas (Oneworld) and Virgin Australia.
From Mount Isa and Normanton, you can fly with Regional Express.
From Perth, you can fly non-stop to Cairns with Jetstar.
From Pormpuraaw, you can fly non-stop with FlexFlight or Skytrans Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in February and ends in June.
From Sunshine Coast, the only airline with direct flights is Alliance Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in February and ends in March.
From Sydney, direct flights are offered by Jetstar, Qantas (Oneworld) and Virgin Australia.
From Toowoomba, the only airline with direct flights is Airnorth. This is a seasonal route that starts in February and ends in June.
From Townsville, you can fly non-stop with Qantas (Oneworld) or Regional Express.
From Weipa, you can fly non-stop with Alliance Airlines or Qantas (Oneworld).
From Yulara, direct flights are offered by Qantas (Oneworld).

Alternative airports near Cairns

Flying to an alternative airport near Cairns could give you other options to reach your destination. For example, the possibility to fly with a different airline or alliance, or finding a cheaper airfare. The only alternative airport to Cairns (CNS) within a range of 125 miles (200 km) is Cooktown (CTN).

Frequently asked questions - FAQ

How many airports are there in Cairns?

There is 1 airport in Cairns: Cairns International Airport (CNS).

What is the best airport to fly into Cairns?

The most convenient airport to fly into Cairns is Cairns International Airport (CNS).

How many airlines fly to Cairns?

There are 12 airlines flying to Cairns from 31 airports around the world, as of February 2021.

Which airlines fly to Cairns?

Jetstar, Qantas and FlexFlight operate most flights to Cairns. To get a full overview of all operating airlines, please use the airline filter.

Which alliances are flying to Cairns?

Oneworld and Star Alliance are currently the only two alliances that operate flights to Cairns.

How many nonstop flights are there to Cairns?

There are roughly 1,018 flights arriving at Cairns every month (or 238 flights each week), from a total of 31 airports worldwide.

What is the official name of Cairns Airport?

The official name of Cairns Airport is Cairns International Airport.

What is the airport code of Cairns Airport?

The airport code of Cairns Airport is CNS.

What are the most popular flights to Cairns?

Brisbane, Melbourne and Townsville are the 3 most popular routes to Cairns. For a complete overview of all flight routes to Cairns, please use our flight map.

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