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Planning a trip to Cairns? Find the answers to your questions about our new Jetstar service to tropical North Queensland below. 

The inaugural flight to Cairns departs at 12:00pm on Wednesday, 23rd June 2021 and will arrive at Cairns Airport at 2:45pm.

Flights to Cairns will operate from Newcastle three times per week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

This is a season service that starts on 23 June and concludes on 4 October 2021. 


The flight will take around 2 hours and 45 minutes. Flight times can vary depending on the weather conditions. 

There are a range of different fares available to suit all travellers' needs, flexibility and budgets. 

Tickets are on sale from 12pm, Thursday 22 April. To book flights visit

No, this is a seasonal route from 23 June to 4 October 2021. 

Expectations are that the season will be extended or flight frequency increased if demand for the service is strong.

Jetstar will fly an Airbus A320 aircraft which has 180 seats. 

You can purchase checked baggage from 15kg to 40kg. It is recommended to buy your baggage when you book your ticket. It costs more to add your baggage online after booking and at the airport. 

Find out more here.

Yes, please contact Jetstar directly for group bookings. 

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Yes! The airport is working with a number of airport partners on business cases for additional services and new routes.

Newcastle Airport

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