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Cairns Airport (CNS) Car Hire

Cheap Car Hire Cairns Airport, Cheap Car Rental Cairns Airport

Cairns International Airport in Queensland is currently recognised as Australia's seventh largest airport and provides international and domestic services for the north Queensland region. During September 21012 the airport recorded more than 500,000 passengers for the month and these numbers seem set to increase further with the increased development of the northern Queensland coast as a tourism destination.

The airport was owned by the stage government who recently sold it to a privately operated consortium in 2008 who oversaw a major redevelopment of the domestic passenger terminal in 2010.

Cairns International Airport is developing a significant international route network that focuses on the many commercially important centres across the region. Destinations served include Tokyo, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Singapore and Auckland with domestic destinations that include Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin. Airlines operating out of the airport include Qantas, Air new Zeeland, Cathay Pacific, United Airlines, Jetstar, Hinterland Aviation and Skytrans.

The airport is also an important base for state and federal services such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Queensland State Emergency service.

Cairns Airport: Small But Beautifully Formed

Cairns Airport really is an example of small but beautifully formed. If you are looking to explore the stunning natural world that Queensland offers then Cairns International Airport makes a perfect gateway because it offers a good selection of cheap car hire companies. The airport lies just 2 miles north east of the city of Cairns, in the appropriately named suburb of Aeroglen and its close proximity to the city means that with the cheap car rental facilities available, getting around the area is very easy.

The airport has two terminals, a domestic one and an international one that are located within 200m of each other and they both provide all the services and facilities that a modern day traveller needs. Airport pickup and drop off is very easy as there3 is a good supply of car parking on site. Security is a thorough operation at the airport although it is intended to have the minimum impact on passengers that is possible.

Terminal 1 is the international terminal and it is opened from 0300 every day. Automatic teller machines are available across the passenger concourse as are currency exchange desks for both departing and arriving passengers. The domestic terminal, T2, was recently refurbished and now offers all the services a modern traveller looks for. ATMs, baggage storage, porterage services and currency exchange are just part of the customer experience on offer at this new terminal. Both terminals also offer extensive dining and retail opportunities as well as internet and WiFi connectivity. Visitors to the area can find cheap car hire from all of the major car hire companies who have their desks located in the arrivals hall of both the domestic and international terminals. The collection and drop off points for hire cars are situated just in front of the domestic terminal.

Cairns Airport: A Gateway to So Much

For many people travelling to Cairns this part of Queensland is best known for it's outstanding wild life. The Great Barrier Reef offers a marine playground that is world renowned for its beautiful undersea marine life and the vast arrange of beach pastimes on offer. Beyond the Great Barrier reef there is also the lush rainforest where activities include a wide variety of eco-tourism activities in the Daintree Rainforest. Good road links and cheap car hire make exploring both of these natural wonders possible in one vacation.

Cairns Airport also makes a great starting point for a more adventurous holiday in the Queensland outback. Trekking off the beaten track couldn't be more Australian and there is a good selection of suitable vehicles on offer from the cheap car hire companies at Cairns Airport.

Business travellers arriving at the airport ahead of a business trip to Cairns or any upstate region can arrange for company car hire.

How To Find Cheap car Rental at Cairns Airport

It doesn't matter what sort of car you are looking to hire, small nippy models for getting around town, comfortable family saloon or robust 4WDs for trekking in the outback, car rental deals at Cairns Airport are best found using our new smart booking program. Our website at Bestcarrental.com.au lets you key in your car rental requirements and then searches all of the companies to find a really cheap car rental deal for you. Because we check all of the operators in the area you can be sure we will be offering you the very latest deals but it is worth remembering that the earlier you book the better the deal is likely to be.