Tuesday 31 October, marks the 24th anniversary of scheduled flights by Cathay Pacific Airlines into Cairns. Cairns Airport Chief Commercial Officer Aviation Paul McLean, congratulated the Cathay Pacific team on this milestone.
"Since Cathay began operating into Cairns in 1993 they have carried well over a million passengers and tens of thousands of tonnes of freight between Hong Kong and Cairns, contributing billions to the regional economy," Mr McLean said.
The service provides direct international access for visitors to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. In addition, Cairns locals have been able to benefit from international travel options through Hong Kong to over 80 destinations in 30 countries.