Cheap flights from Mackay to Cairns

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The best prices from Mackay to Cairns are usually found in May or November, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Thursday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Mackay (MKY) to Cairns (CNS)

All the information you need to plan the best MKY to CNS flight in 2022: compare Mackay to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.



$388 - $436



21 - 27 °C



20 - 430 mm

Popular inAprilHigh demand for flights, 7% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$565Average for round-trip flights in August 2022
Round-trip from$547From Mackay to Cairns

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

Leaving on a Monday 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 4% 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 12% by booking at least 61 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 $575.

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, May can be a great choice for travel to Cairns. Flights to Cairns from Mackay in May are about $573 on average during May, but can be found for as low as $423.

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 at midday. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 3% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

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 423 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Mackay to Cairns?

Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia are the most popular airlines when flying from Mackay to Cairns.

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
Virgin AustraliaCheapest$300Average$446FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$525Average$584FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Mackay to Cairns

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Weekly flight availability from Mackay to Cairns

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