Cairns looks ahead as flights ramp up to meet demand

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is looking towards a brighter horizon as demand for regional areas picks up.

Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef’s general manager Rosie Douglas said there was strong interest in the destination for events as planners looked to regional areas where delegates could enjoy space.

“The Cairns to Brisbane route is now the busiest in Australia with more flights scheduled for September to meet the demand,” she said.

“Direct Gold Coast and Darwin flights are being introduced from September 1 and the Adelaide flights have been so successful that they are returning to 100 per cent of their pre-COVID capacity next month.”

This month Cairns Airport celebrated the completion of the $55 million T2 Domestic Terminal upgrade after 18 months of construction and three years of planning.

“Event planners even have a new venue to consider with the newly upgraded Cairns Airport domestic terminal ideal for interactive welcome events,” said Douglas.

All the local venues and business events operators have approved COVID-Safe plans with an added focus on the health and safety of all guests and staff.