Cairns

Connecting the World to the Great Barrier Reef is the proud claim of Cairns International in Queensland, and the natural wonders nearby are a major draw for tourists. The city it serves on the northeast coast of Australia is the 14th most populous in the country. Martyn Cartledge reviews the development of its airport.

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Aircraft from Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong at Terminal 1. (All photos author)

Slow beginnings

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