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Queensland Flights

Search and buy flights to, within, and from Queensland (Australia) with Alternative Airlines. We make it easy to book flights with any of the domestic airlines that fly to airports in Queensland, as well as flights from international airlines that fly to the state.

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Airlines that fly within Queensland

For adventurers and thrill seekers, Queensland, a large state in the North East of the country, is a dream destination.

Queensland is divided into several regions. The city of Brisbane is the largest city in the state. From Brisbane, an unmissable stop is the Gold Coast region, just south of the city, where you’ll find beautiful beaches and notorious theme parks. The Sunshine Coast, further north of Brisbane, is quieter and home to more relaxed towns.

The eastern coast of the state is the gateway to the famous Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven wonders of the world. As well as the mainland, Queensland's islands, including Horn Island and Hamilton Island, cater to all vacation types, so whether you’re dreaming of a relaxing break or action-packed adventure you’ll find it on one of these islands.

If you want to make the most out of your trip to Queensland, the stunning Daintree National Park also draws flocks of tourists each year, who head to the park to see lush green forests and incredible natural formations like the Mossman Gorge.

Because the state is so extensive, and includes a number of islands, one of the easiest ways to discover all that the state has to offer is by air. As well as flying to Queensland from other states, all of Australia’s domestic carriers operate regional flights between the largest cities, towns and islands in Queensland. You can find out more about these airlines below.

You can use the search bar at the top of the page to begin searching for flights within Queensland with any of the airlines listed below.

REX Regional Airlines

REX Regional Airlines is a popular Australian carrier, operating regional flights across Australia. Within Queensland, the airline operates a number of regional flights including flying between Cairns and Hughenden, Julia Creek, Longreach, Mount Isa, Winton.

Example routes:

Townsville ➡ Hughenden

Longreach ➡ Brisbane

Hughenden ➡ Julia Creek

& many more!


Qantas, and its subsidiary QantasLink, operates domestic flights to the state as well as regional flights within the region. This includes flying between Brisbane and Cairns, Roma, Weipa, Townsville, Rockhampton, Horn Island, and Hamilton Island.

Example routes:

Brisbane ➡ Roma

Horn Island ➡ Cairns

Hamilton Island ➡ Brisbane

& many more!

Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia operates the most popular and busiest regional routes. This includes flying between Brisbane, Cairns, Rockhampton, and Townsville.

Example routes:

Brisbane ➡ Cairns

Rockhampton ➡ Brisbane

Townsville ➡ Brisbane

& many more!

Skytrans Airlines

If you’re looking to fly to one of the beautiful islands in Queensland, Skytrans is for you. Destinations that the airline flew to include: Cairns, Pormpuraaw, Badu Island, Coconut Island, Horn Island, Mabuiag Island, Saibai Island, Darnley Island, Yorke Island, Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Warraber Island, Yam Island, and Weipa

Example routes:

Coconut Island ➡ Horn Island

Warraber Island ➡ Horn Island

Warraber Island ➡ Coconut Island

& many more!


AirNorth is a regional airline based at Darwin International Airport. The carrier operates a select number of routes within the state of Queensland, including flying between Darwin, Toowoomba and Townsville.

Example routes:

Darwin ➡ Townsville

Townsville ➡ Toowoomba

& many more!

SeaAir Pacific

SeaAir Pacific is a small private airline flying from Thangool Airport to the beautiful Lady Elliot Island.

Example routes:

Thangool ➡ Elliot Island

Hinterland Aviation

Hinterland Aviation was founded in 1984 and currently has its base at Cairns Airport in Queensland. It is a regional airline operating both scheduled and charter flights. Scheduled flights (subject to seasonality) include the following destinations: Cairns, Cooktown, Kowanyama, and Pormpuraaw.

Example routes:

Cairns ➡ Cooktown

Cairns ➡ Kowanyama

Cairns ➡ Pormpuraaw

& many more!

West Wing Aviation

West Wing flies between major cities and smaller regional airports within Queensland. Destinations include: Century Mine, Doomadgee, Karumba, Mount Isa, and Townsville. It also flies to Palm Island.

Example routes:

Townsville ➡ Palm Island

Townsville ➡ Mount Isa

& many more!

Airlines that fly to Queensland (from Australia)

If you’re flying to Queensland from another state in Australia, you’ll be flying with a domestic carrier. You can find out more in our guide to domestic flights within Australia.

The following airlines operate internal flights to Queensland from other Australian states:


Qantas, and its subsidiary QantasLink, operates domestic flights to the state as well as regional flights within the region. Brisbane Airport is a major hub for the airline. Fly to Brisbane from Adelaide, Christchurch, Darwin, Perth, and other major cities across Australia.

Example routes:

Brisbane ➡ Perth

Brisbane ➡ Christchurch

Adelaide ➡ Brisbane

& many more!


Jetstar is a low cost subsidiary of Qantas. Jetstar flies to Queensland from across Australia, including Adelaide, Ayers Rock, Cairns, Darwin, Denpasar, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle, Proserpine, Sydney, and Townsville

Example routes:

Adelaide ➡ Brisbane

Brisbane ➡ Ayers Rock

Brisbane ➡ Hobart

& many more!

Virgin Australia/Virgin Australia Regional Airlines

Brisbane Airport is a major hub for both Virgin Australia. Virgin Australia (some flights operated by its subsidiary, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines) flies to Brisbane from across Australia, including: Adelaide, Alice Springs, Auckland, Cairns, Canberra, Christchurch, Darwin, Denpasar, Hamilton Island, Hobart, Melbourne, Mount Isa, Perth, Port Moresby, Port Vila, Queenstown, Sydney, Townsville, and Wellington.

Queenstown ➡ Brisbane

Brisbane ➡ Wellington

Auckland ➡ Brisbane

& many more!

International Flights to New South Wales

There are three international airports in Queensland where travellers can fly to on scheduled passenger flights: Gold Coast, Brisbane, and Cairns.

Brisbane Airport (BNE)

Brisbane Airport is the primary international airport serving Brisbane and South East Queensland. Brisbane’s international terminal provides flights with most major airlines, flying to 30 international destinations. Airlines include Air Canada, Malaysia Airlines, China Airlines, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, and Emirates. It’s easy to travel into the centre of Brisbane city.

Gold Coast Airport (OOL)

Gold Coast Airport is an international airport located at the southern end of the Gold Coast, and approximately 50 miles south of Brisbane. It is the sixth-busiest airport in Australia. International airlines operate flights predominantly from Asia, as well as elsewhere around the world. Airlines include Air New Zealand, AirAsia X, and Scoot.

Cairns Airport (CNS)

Cairns Airport is a domestic and international airport in Cairns, Queensland. As well as flights to up to 20 domestic destinations, the airport also has direct flights to 7 international destinations. Airlines include Air Niugini, Asia Pacific Airlines, SilkAir, and Asia Pacific Airlines.

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Do I need a passport to fly within Queensland?

This depends. If you’re flying to Queensland from outside of Australia, then yes, you will need a passport (and possibly a travel visa). However, if you’re flying domestically to Queensland from another Australian state, or regionally within the state of Queensland, then you won’t need a passport. You will need to show a valid form of government-issued photo identification, such as a national ID card or driving licence.

Can I fly to Hamilton Island?

Hamilton Island is also known as the Great barrier Reef island, and is a popular tourist destination for those who want to explore the wonders of the reef. You can fly to Hamilton Island Airport (IATA: HTI), which is also known as Great Barrier Reef Airport, from Brisbane and Cairns (in Queensland) with QantasLink and Virgin Australia. You can also fly to Sydney and Melbourne with Jetstar.

Can I book flights to Queensland online?

Yes, it is easy to book your flights to Queensland online with Alternative Airlines. We offer flights from more than 600 airlines, including Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Rex Regional Airlines, and Qantas. Use the search bar at the top of the page to begin your search.

Can I book flights to other states in Australia?

Yes, we make it easy to book flights within Australia! If you're planning a trip to Australia, you’ll likely want to explore all that Australia’s diverse states have to offer. The following guides might be helpful for planning your trip:

Northern Territory Flights

Tasmania Flights

Queensland Flights

South Australia Flights

Western Australia Flights

East Coast Flights

West Coast Flights