Articles Tagged ‘Cairns Airport’
Richard Barker, CEO Cairns Airport, tells anna.aero about the international recovery including a new Air New Zealand route which significantly enhances travel options to and from North America, Jetstar’s “momentous” eight weekly flights to Japan, and the unserved opportunity for a domestic service to Hobart.
Cairns Airport has welcomed the return of Air New Zealand services to Auckland. The airline will operate three weekly frequencies on the Auckland-Cairns route. Cairns Airport celebrated with a spectacular cake, winning anna.aero’s prestigious Cake of the Week prize.
Cairns is once more connected to the rest of the world with the arrival of Singapore Airlines inaugural service. Richard Barker, Chief Executive Officer, North Queensland Airports and Mark Olsen, Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Tropical North Queensland, welcomed the first flight.
Singapore Airlines has announced it will recommence direct services between Cairns Airport and Singapore. The route will be operated three times per week, beginning on 28 March 2022, and becomes the sixth Australian destination in Singapore Airlines’ network.
Virgin Australia has launched direct services from Gold Coast to Cairns. Cairns Airport Chief Operating Officer Garry Porter said the increase in services was very welcome for both the region and the airport, offering locals choice on the popular route for the first time.
In a first for Skytrans, Cairns and the Whitsunday region a new service has launched connecting Tropical North Queensland to the Whitsunday Islands. The new services operate five times per week.
The Adelaide-Launceston route is one of Adelaide’s top unserved domestic routes and Adelaide Airport was excited to welcome Virgin Australia’s introduction of a three per week service on this unserved route on 7 September 2021. Virgin Australia will be operating to the ‘Apple Isle’ every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Skytrans has begun operating on the Cairns to Horn Island to Bamaga route. Horn Island to Bamaga is the shortest regular passenger flight with a high capacity aircraft in Australia, taking just 10 minutes. Special cupcakes were shared with passengers to celebrate the inaugural service on the route.