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Cairns International Airport (CNS)

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Cairns International Airport is an international airport in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Its IATA code is CNS and is located latitude -16.89 and longitude 145.76 in Australia and operates in AEST time zone which is the same time zone as Brisbane.

It has 40 scheduled arrival routes within Australia and 16 international scheduled routes. Cairns International Airport tipically handles 4,318,663 passengers per year, ranking as the 7th busiest airport in Australia.

It has one runway that allow night landings, and can handle virtually any type of aircraft such as oversized jumbo jets commercial jumbo jets and long haul transport aircraft. It regularly services large turboprop commuters, short and medium haul transport aircraft. It can support single engine aircraft, light twins, most business jets and commuter aircraft.

Airport Information

Latitude -16.88583000
Longitude 145.75528000
City Cairns
Domestic Departures 42
Domestic Arrivals 40
International Departures 16
International Arrivals 16


Code Length Width Surface Lighted
12/30 3035 ft / 925 m 60 ft / 18 m ASP No
15/33 10489 ft / 3197 m 148 ft / 45 m ASP Yes

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