Cairns International Airport

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Cairns International Airport (CNS) Guide

General Information

Airport Name:
Cairns International Airport
Airport Code:
The airport is located 8km (5miles) north from Cairns city centre
(0)7 4052 3888

Directions & Transportation

Taxis are available from outside the International and Domestic terminals. Limousine service is also available.
The shuttle-bus provides transport from the Airport to any central Cairns accommodation.
Options available is by taxi and by shuttle bus

Airport facilities

Airport Info:
There is an information desk in the terminals and Customer Services officers (Tel: (0)7 4053 9757 or Intercom No.283) are available to assist you.
TLC Airport Luggage Services operate a porterage service which must be booked in advance. Trolleys are free to International Arrivals. International departure and Domestic passengers can obtain trolleys at AUD2.00 each.
Bureau de Change is provided in the Baggage reclaim area and in the arrivals hall. For outbound passengers there is a currency exchange facility in the departure lounge.
Showers are provided in the Central Concourse.
More Services:
First Aid and Baby care facilities are provided and toilets are situated throughout the airport. There is a Mailbox in the Arrivals hall. There are public telephones provided in both terminals.
Eating & Drinking:
Cafes, bars and cafeterias are provided in both terminals
Shops include a Newsagent, a Pharmacy, Tobacconist, Fashion wear, gift shop and Duty Free Shop.
Business Facilities:
A VIP Lounge is available.
Disabled Facilities:
The Airport is wheelchair accessible and parking for the disabled is provided. Facilities include wheelchair accessible toilets and telephones.

Useful Information

Airlines Served:
Air New Zealand, Air Niugini, Airlink, Australia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Continental Micronesia, Japan Airlines, Macair Airlines, Qantas, Sunstate and Virgin Blue.
Airport Taxes:
Departure tax is AUD38.00 for all passengers over the age of 12. Departure tax as well as all other taxes must be included at the time of ticketing.
Activities near the Airport:
Cairns is tropical and it?s hot. The beaches are your best bet to kill some time while waiting for your next air-flight connection. Strolling through Cairns is scenic and very pleasant.