News Listings for Cairns International

  • Jetstar to reintroduce Cairns-Osaka non-stop in April

    News | 01 Dec 2009 02:03 | Greg Waldron

    <p>Australia's Jetstar will commence a four-times-weekly non-stop service on the Cairns-Osaka route, after securing an agreement with Cairns International airport.</p><p>The...
  • Cyclone Larry winds of 300km/h disrupt Queensland airports

    News | 21 Mar 2006 14:10

    <P><BR>Airports in the north-eastern corner of Australia were badly affected yesterday morning when one of the country's worst tropical cyclones hit.<BR><BR>Around&nbsp;07:30 yesterday the Cyclone Larry reached land. The cyclone&nbsp;reached the maximum "category five" severity level, making it the most powerful&nbsp;recorded in Australia&nbsp;for over a century.&nbsp;Winds of up to 295km/h (160kt) were recorded as the cyclone ripped through the coastal town of Innisfail, around 100km (62 miles) south of Cairns&nbsp;and surrounding communities in Northern Queensland. <BR><BR>The storm smashed through thousands of homes and businesses, uprooted trees and ravaged banana and sugar crops, leaving&nbsp;a trail of destruction along 300km of coastline. Early estimates suggest the damage bill could be as high as A$1 billion ($425 million).&nbsp;<BR><BR>A hangar was wrecked and an aircraft overturned in Cairns International airport (pictured below). Cairns and Townsville airports were closed fo
  • Australia's Jetstar to establish crew base in Cairns

    News | 02 Jun 2005 02:59 | Leithen Francis

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Qantas low-fare subsidiary <span class=SpellE>Jetstar</span> will be establishing a crew base in </span><st1:place><st1:City><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Cairns</span></st1:City><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>, </span><st1:country-region><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Australia</span></st1:country-region></st1:place><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> and will base at least three aircraft over the next three years in the </span><st1:State><st1:place><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Queensland</span></st1:place></st1:State><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> city.<u1:p></u1:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto
  • Australia's Hawker Pacific boosts MRO capability on 737s

    News | 20 May 2003 09:06 | Leithen Francis

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Aircraft sales and product support firm Hawker Pacific is building a A$7 million ($4.6 million) facility in Australia’s far north to handle maintenance work on regional aircraft and new generation Boeing 737s and is targeting airlines in Australia and the Asia-Pacific as potential customers.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Construction work on the building and hangar at Cairns International Airport will begin within four months and be completed in 2004, Hawker Pacific vice president maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) Des Byfield says from Cairns.<u1:p></u1:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:au
  • Australian Airlines adding Bali, eyes China and Malaysia

    News | 25 Feb 2003 08:08 | Leithen Francis

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Qantas Airways’ leisure subsidiary Australian Airlines has unveiled an expansion of its services in Australia and Asia now that it has secured leases on another two Boeing 767-300s.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>On 25 July it will begin flights from Australia to Denpasar (Bali) in Indonesia and then in October it wants to start flying to Shanghai in China and the East Malaysian city of Kota Kinabalu.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>In addition, Australian Airlines will start flying Cairns-Sydney return so its international passengers have a co