The best price found from United States to Cairns is on March 1st, 2016, travelling with Philippine Airlines. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.
Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar arrive and depart Cairns Airport, located approximately 6km from the CBD, with direct services to all capital cities except Canberra and Hobart, and to regional centres including Townsville, Weipa and Horn Island. Direct international connections include Bali, Shanghai, Guam, Tokyo and Port Moresby.
Hinterland Aviation has up to three flights daily (Monday to Saturday) to Cooktown (one way from $175, 40 minutes).
In January 2015 Skytrans, a regional airline which serviced remote communities such as Coen, Bamaga and Lockhart River, ceased operations after 25 years. At time of writing, it was unknown whether alternative carriers would commence service to these areas.