Cairns Airport exceeds 1m pax in two months for the first time

17 October, 2017

Cairns Airport reported (Oct-2017) passenger numbers exceeded one million over a two month period for the first time in Jul/Aug-2017. Domestic traffic increased 2.4% year-on-year in Aug-2017, with combined passenger numbers on Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney services increasing 2.5% and offsetting a decline on jet operated services to other interstate cities. Passenger numbers on Queensland regional services operated with turboprop aircraft increased 3.3%. Cairns-Bali passenger numbers increased 45%, exceeding the 30% capacity growth resulting from the addition of a fourth weekly frequency by Jetstar. The service is popular with European visitors to Cairns. [more - original PR]