There has been news in the past week of increased airline flights into Cairns by both Virgin and Jetstar.
Virgin have announced increased connections with Brisbane. That follows an earlier announcement by Jetstar of additional flights from Melbourne. The Melbourne - Cairns link was recently named one of the fastest growing in Australia for the year to Jully 11, although not sure how much of that was related to the introduction of budget Tiger flights which have not yet been reinstated.
Chinese new year celebrations seeed to attract a far higher profie in Cairns this year and hopefully news of direct links to China also wont be too far away.
A recent report from Bill Cummings highlighted the key role of the airport to the Cairns economy.Link to Cairns Airport mejia release is here.