Foreign tourism at the crossroads
“These and any other international routes we secure open up direct access for visitors coming to Cairns and Great Barrier Reef. They also contribute towards shifting some of the current 80 per cent of international passengers who arrive into and depart from Cairns on domestic services on to dedicated international flights.”
He said opening up more direct flights to Cairns was on the table for Cairns Airport staff as they worked to secure alternative direct routes to the region to entice more international visitors to Far North Queensland.
“Our aviation development team is continuously liaising with international airlines that could potentially offer new direct services into Cairns,” he said.