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Cheap flights from Mackay to Cairns

MKY — CNS
4 Mar — 11 Mar1
1 adult
Mon 4/3
Mon 11/3

The best prices from Mackay to Cairns are usually found in August or May, booked 76 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Monday and return on a Friday

Cheap flight deals from Mackay to Cairns

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Mackay (MKY) to Cairns (CNS). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated 29 February 2024.

Popular in

April

Cheapest in

August

Average price

$702

Round-trip from

$444
High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 31% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in February 2024
From Mackay to Cairns

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

Leaving on a Tuesday 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 355% on the overall cost on flights from Mackay to Cairns.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Mackay to Cairns?

Find a great deal and save up to 446% by booking at least 24 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Mackay to Cairns within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $615.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in April. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Cairns. Flights to Cairns from Mackay in August are about $624 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $112.

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 evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 24% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

When is the best time to book a flight from Mackay to Cairns?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight from Mackay to Cairns. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
The price you pay for your flight from Mackay to Cairns may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 75 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from Mackay to Cairns?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return from Mackay to Cairns. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.
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Travellers seeking maximum savings on their Mackay to Cairns flight should consider departing on Sunday mornings when fares are most often at their lowest. Friday afternoons flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Cairns by month

Plan your trip from Mackay to Cairns by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Mackay to Cairns is currently $0 while a return flight costs $0. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Mackay to Cairns (average of $188). Flying from Mackay to Cairns in June is currently the most expensive (average of $276). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

$289

February

$292

March

$320

April

$309

May

$350

June

$424

July

$375

August

$321

September

$329

October

$301

November

$300

December

$306

Temperature and rainfall in Cairns by month

Plan your trip to Cairns by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CNS

Temperature

21 - 27 °C

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What does MKY to CNS mean?

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Top 4 airlines flying from Mackay to Cairns

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BonzaCheapest$77Average$108FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time79%
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JetstarCheapest$454Average$519FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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Virgin AustraliaCheapest$505Average$594FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$621Average$708FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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Hourly flight availability from Mackay to Cairns

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Weekly flight availability from Mackay to Cairns

Explore weekly flight availability from Mackay to Cairns. Discover flights operating on different days of the week, giving you the flexibility to choose a travel day that best fits your plans. Compare info to find the most convenient option for your journey. Data last updated 29 February 2024.
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