About Cairns Airport

Connecting the world with the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns Airport is one of Australia’s leading regional airports, providing air links to a range of domestic and international locations.

Cairns Airport is the gateway to World Heritage Great Barrier Reef and Tropical Rainforests of North Queensland and is just 7 kilometres from the Cairns CBD.

Over 5 million passengers pass through Cairns Airport each year.

There are direct domestic flights to Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Townsville and Toowoomba as well as to Alice Springs, Ayers Rock (Uluru) and regional centres across North Queensland.

Cairns Airport is Australia’s seventh busiest for international passengers with direct flights from Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bali, Manila, Auckland and Port Moresby. There are also seasonal flights from Shanghai and Seoul.

Our Mission

To be the most respected Australian airport group for our people, partnership & performance.

Our Vision

We are committed to establishing & maintaining our position as the gateway ports to our globally-recognised & unique natural assets – the Great Barrier Reef/Daintree Rainforest & the Bowen/Galilee Basin. We will leverage the destinational awareness & location of these assets to solidify & strengthen our air service offerings to new & under-served markets.

Our Values

Working together as a team we are committed to creating a collaborative, rewarding, productive work environment, building our expertise and skills, and achieving exceptional results for our stakeholders, shareholders, customers and employees through upholding the following values in our everyday work:

  • Community First
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Safety, Security & Environment
  • One Team