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Cairns Airport Guide (CNS)

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Cairns Airport (CNS) is an international airport located 2.6 miles northwest of Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Cairns Airport has direct flights to 20 international and 44 domestic destinations. In 2013, 4.1 million passengers used Cairns Airport, making it the 7th busiest airport in Australia. The airport was founded in 1928, and was used by the Royal Australian Air Force during World War II. The Tokyo, Japan is the busiest international route from Cairns Airport.

Transfer between Terminals

The airport has two passenger terminals: The Domestic Terminal (Terminal 2) and the International Terminal (Terminal 1). The terminals are two separate building that are connected by a covered walkway.

Nearby Airport Hotels

The Lakes Cairns Resort, 2 Greenslopes Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia, This resort offers its guests an on-site bar and lounge, access to a swimming pool, and shuttle bus service that transports guests to and from the airport. Cairns Sheridan Hotel and Conference Center, 295 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD 4870 Australia, This hotel offers its guests wireless internet connection, access to a swimming pool, and covered parking.

Transport into Town

Taxi: Taxi ranks are located near both the International and Domestic Terminals. Bus: Sun Palm Transport Group operate shuttle bus services to hotels, Cairns, Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, and Mission Beach.

Airport Lounges

There is one special lounge inside the Cairns Airport. Reef Lounge is located near Gate 2.

Major Airlines

Approximately 18 airlines provide service to Cairns Airport.

Airport Facilities

Wireless internet is available throughout the Cairns Airport for a fee. Wireless internet costs $3 for one hour and $6 for 24 hours. Airport tours are available for curious travelers. Both the International and Domestic Terminals host various dining and shopping establishments.

Car Parking

Cairns Airport offers drivers four parking options. Covered parking is located directly opposite Terminal 2 (Domestic terminal) at Cairns Airport and is a 1-3 minute walk to Terminal 2 and 5-10 minute walk from Terminal 1. Covered parking rates range from $6 for 20 minutes to $25 for one day. The short-term domestic car park is located directly opposite Terminal 2 (Domestic terminal) and is a 1-3 minute walk from Terminal 2 and 5-10 minute walk from Terminal 1. The short-term domestic parking rates range from $5 for 20 minutes and $22 for one day. The Long-Term Domestic Car Park is located opposite Terminal 2 (Domestic Terminal) and is a 1-3 minute walk to Terminal 2 and 5-10 minute walk from Terminal 1. Long-term domestic parking costs $22 for one day. The Budget Long-Term Car Park is located opposite Terminal 1 (International Terminal) and is a 1-2 minute walk from Terminal 1 and a 7-10 minute walk from Terminal 2. Budget long-term parking costs $7 for one hour and $22 for one day.

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