Cheap flights from Mackay to Cairns

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How to find the cheapest flight from Mackay to Cairns

All the information you need to plan the best MKY to CNS flight in 2021: compare Mackay to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.



$339 - $623



21 - 27 °C



20 - 430 mm

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High demand for flights, 36% potential price rise

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Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

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From Mackay to Cairns

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Mackay to Cairns?

Leaving on a Thursday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 16% on the overall cost on flights from Mackay to Cairns.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Mackay to Cairns?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in January. For low rates, September can be a great choice for travel to Cairns. Flights to Cairns from Mackay in September are about $539 on average during September, but can be found for as low as $250.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Mackay to Cairns (MKY - CNS)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Mackay to Cairns in the morning. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 5% on your trip compared to booking a flight at midday.

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Mackay to Cairns flights.

How popular is this Mackay to Cairns flight route?

This flight path from Mackay to Cairns was viewed by 236 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Alternative routes for Mackay to Cairns

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Top 2 airlines flying from Mackay to Cairns

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Mackay to Cairns choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Mackay to Cairns

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Weekly flight availability from Mackay to Cairns

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Mackay to Cairns
Sunday1daily flight
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Saturday1daily flight