Cairns Airport (IATA: CNS, ICAO: YBCS) is an international airport in
Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Formerly operated by the Cairns Port
Authority, the airport was sold by the Queensland Government in December
2008 to a private consortium. It is the seventh busiest airport in
The airport is located 2.3 nautical miles (4.3 km; 2.6 mi) north
northwest of Cairns or 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) north of the Cairns central
business district, in the suburb of Aeroglen. The airport lies between
Mount Whitfield to the west and Trinity Bay to the east.