Cairns to Mackay flights from £188

Flights starting at £188. Choose between Qantas, Virgin Australia Airlines, or Jetstar Airways to find the best price.

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The distance between Cairns and Mackay is 598 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Qantas, Virgin Australia Airlines, Jetstar Airways, and Regional Express. Cairns and Mackay have 114 direct flights per week.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
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Virgin Australia AirlinesVOZVAYesNo
Jetstar AirwaysJSTJQNo0
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Regional ExpressRXAZLNoNo
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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Cairns to Mackay?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Cairns and Mackay takes around 2.2 hours.
What is the flight distance between Cairns and Mackay?
The flight distance between Cairns and Mackay is 598 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Cairns and Mackay?
Several carriers operate flights between Cairns and Mackay. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Qantas.
What are the most popular routes to and from Cairns?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Cairns and Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Bangkok, Denpasar, Townsville, Seoul, Sunshine Coast Region, Darwin, Manila, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, Gold Coast, Singapore, Adelaide, Perth, London, Chiang Mai, Cebu.
What are the most popular routes to and from Mackay?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Mackay and Brisbane, Manila, Darwin, Sydney, Uluru, City of Newcastle, Melbourne, Davao, Adelaide, Rockhampton, Christchurch, Port Macquarie, Lae, Perth, Auckland, Hobart, Ho Chi Minh City, Nelson, Wellington, Tokyo.
What airports are near Cairns?
The main airport in Cairns is Cairns. It is also served by Cairns.
What airports are near Mackay?
The main airport in Mackay is Mackay. It is also served by Whitsunday Coast, Mackay, Moranbah.
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