Cairns Airport is Australia's seventh busiest airport and is an international airport that is located 7km north of the Cairns CBD. Situated between Trinity Bay in the east and Mount Whitfield in the west, Cairns Airport is primarily serviced by Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia air carriers as well as general aviation flights and a number of helicopter operations. The Cairns Airport offers flights to 44 domestic destinations and 20 international destinations and is considered the gateway to Far North and Tropical North Queensland. Cairns Airport is also used as a base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia and for the State Emergency Service's search and rescue helicopters.
Cairns Airport features two terminals, an international and domestic terminal, and each offers a range of shopping and dining facilities, duty free and currency exchange including Landside Café, Airside Café, Galerie Tropical, The Jewellery Lounge, Relay, World of Chocolate, Purely Merino, Sunglass Hut, Skybury Coffee, The Coffee Club, Hungry Jacks, Healthy Habits, La Porchetta, Blue Sky Brewery, BeachCulture, Smiggle and much more. The Cairns Airport is also home to an excellent range of onsite parking options conveniently located close to the terminal. Parking options range from budget to short term, long term and covered car parking for a reasonable rate that offers easy access to the terminals.
There are also great range of accommodation near Cairns Airport conveniently located just minutes from the terminals, including Pullman Cairns International, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, Shangri-La Hotel the Marina Cairns, Waters Edge Apartments, Mantra Trilogy, Park Regis City Quays and many more. The airport is just a 10 minute drive from the Cairns CBD meaning you're just a quick trip from a great range of accommodation and shopping and dining options by the beach.