Monday, July 16, 2012

Cairns Airport Car Hire

Cairns airport overview Breidenstein
By Timo Breidstein - Wikimedia

Cairns Airport (IATA code CNS) is an Australian domestic and 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 Australia. The airport is located 7 kilometres (4 miles) north of the Cairns central business district in the suburb of Aeroglen.

Cairns airport leads the regional airports in Australia in terms of passenger numbers.  Cairns airport is popular with the tourists as it is the gateway to many tropical destinations in the surrounding area.  As a result  of the large increase in passenger numbers, the airport had a renovation and redevelopment in 2010.

 The international terminal has an array of dining and shopping options to entertain and feed you while you wait for a flight.  From a burger bar to a cafe, Australian souvenirs and quality products - such as merino and sheepskins- to duty free shops and an art gallery, you will be well looked after.

The domestic terminal has a few more eateries, with the likes of more Australian Hungry Jacks and Coffee club as well as souvenir shops, Bars and a surf shop for those last minute beach purchases.  you can't stay in Cairns without some bathers.

Cairns Airport
By Adz - Wikimedia

During World War II the Australian Government bought the airport for use by the Royal Australian Air Force. The main runway was hard surfaced and made longer for the RAAF aircraft. It was also used by the American Air Force as a transport base, with the 33d Troop Carrier Squadron (374th Troop Carrier Group) operating from the base during 1942.

 If you're flying into Cairns Airport, get a rental car for your roadtrip, business or holiday through Cairns Airport Car Hire.

Rental car desks are located inside the terminal arrivals areas, with offices and car yards located in the eastern side of the car park.  But book ahead to avoid any queues formed in this busy airport. Book ahead through Cairns Airport Car Hire. 

Airlines using Cairns Airport include:
  • Air New Zealand
  • Air Niugini
  • Airfast Indonesia
  • Airlines PNG
  • Alliance Airlines
  • Asia Pacific Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • Continental Airlines operated by Continental Micronesia
  • HeavyLift Cargo Airlines
  • Hinterland Aviation
  • Jetstar Airways
  • Korean Air
  • Qantas
  • Regional Pacific Airlines
  • Skytrans Airlines
  • Tiger Airways Australia
  • Vincent Aviation
  • Virgin Australia
  • Virgin Blue
The above information was obtained from

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Video: Aircraft preparing for takeoff at Cairns Airport

Driving from Cairns airport to Port Douglas.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

New Zealanders flying to Brisbane Airport.

Brisbane aerial view 05
By J Brew - Wikimedia Commons
More and more New Zealanders are heading over to Australia each day .  It's a growing place to move to as well as holiday in.  Brisbane and the surrounding coast gets warmer than New Zealand in summer and winter so why wouldn't you take a break in the warmer weather for a while.

Fly into Brisbane and stay in the city where you can explore the city and surrounding sights by car.  Drive to Australia Zoo or the much loved theme parks.  

Or, fly into Brisbane and drive up to the very popular Sunshine Coast or down to the Gold Coast. 

Gold Coast, Australia
Gold Coast
By ait - Flickr

The beautiful and tropical Sunshine coast is a lovely place to stay a while.  Stay in Noosa, Maroochydore or anywhere up the coast.  Each town is not far from each other so you can explore the coast and swim in the beautiful beaches. 

If you drive down the coast towards the Gold Coast, Coolangatta, Tweeds Heads, Byron Bay and many more will give you a great holiday.  And again. they are close enough together to drive to each day if you want a change in scenery. 

Brisbane Airport receives over 40 flights a day from New Zealand.  If you're a kiwi and flying into Brisbane, you're all set. 

Book a car for when you land in Brisbane airport  online so you don't need to wait in a queue when you get to the airport.  Save time and money and book through Brisbane Airport Car Hire. There you will find some great deals and the perfect car for a Kiwi traveling to Brisbane

Air New Zealand flying into Brisbane Airport: