Skytrans plans more flights from Cairns to Cooktown, Weipa

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Queensland’s Skytrans Airlines expects to offer 14 return flights per week between Cairns and Cooktown from April, in competition with QantasLink.

The regional carrier will also operate two flights per week between Cooktown and Weipa, five weekly flights between Cairns and Weipa, and three weekly services between Weipa and Horn Island.


Flight numbersQN23 (CNS-CTN), QN24 (CTN-CNS)
Operating daysMondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Distance107 miles / 172 km
Flight reservationsClick here to book
Flight time40 minutes (CNS-CTN and CTN-CNS)
AircraftBombardier 100 (Dash 8)
Seating capacity20-36 passengers (varies)
Loyalty programNone


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“Affordable flights and more options to travel are critical for helping residents to access work, health appointments and other services,” said State Member for Cook, Cynthia Lui.

Skytrans CEO Tim Healee adds: “It’s time to bring a real airline service to Cooktown and that’s just what our passengers will get; our Dash 8 aircraft offers inflight services and toilet facilities together with our air-conditioned cabin and cargo capacity.”

Flights from Cooktown to Weipa, and from Weipa to Horn Island, will be exclusive to Skytrans: not being served by other airlines.

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