The airport reported a 2.2% gain for domestic passengers on the previous year in August on the previous year, a -7.7% decline in international, and a total gain of 0.5%. Most interest in the commentary was the impact of cessation of hostilities between Qantas and Virgin in the domestic capacity war:
Cairns passengers continued to grow despite the airlines reducing seats as part of their efforts to return their operations to profitability.
There was 3% growth on the following international jet flights that operated in both August 2013 and August 2014: Auckland, Guam, Hong Kong, Osaka and Tokyo.
Source: Cairns Airport