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About SkyTrans

Skytrans (also known as Skytrans Cairns) was founded in October 1990 as a public charter airline. The airline is based at Cairns Airport operating to over 15 domestic destinations in Australia, with a few other charter services from Brisbane. A fleet of De Havilland Canada Dash 8-100 and Cessna 208B Grand Caravan aircraft is serving these networks.

The airline began operations 3 years after it was established, then merged with AirSwift Aviation in 2000. In January 2015, the airline went into voluntary administration but Skytrans started operating again in March that year.

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As of June 2020, Skytrans flies to over 15 destinations including Coconut Island, Kawanyama, Lockhart River, Murray Island, Saibai Island, Yam Island and more. These are all scheduled domestic services operated by the airline. There are other corporate charter services available to destinations like Chinchilla, Brisbane and Taroom.

The full list is available below:

Aurukun Badu Island Boigu Island Cairns Coconut Island
Cooktown Darnley Island Horn Island Kawanyama Kubin Village
Lockhart River Mabuiag Island Murray Island Pormpuraaw Saibai Island
Warraber Island Yam Island Yorke Island

Baggage Allowance

Carry-On Baggage

Cape York Flights: Two carry-on baggage with a combined weight not exceeding 6 kg.

Torres Strait Island Flights: One carry-on baggage and weight not exceeding 4 kg.

All carry-on items must fit the overhead lockers or under the seats in front of you.

Checked Baggage

Checked baggage on all flights must not exceed 20 kg in total.

An additional charge will apply for excess baggage but no individual baggage weighing over 32 kg will be accepted by the airline due to Health and Safety regulations.

Check-In Information

Check-In Online

Online check-in opens 24 hours before the flight. It is available via the airline website.

Any passenger who is travelling with an infant, special assistance or in groups of more than 10 in one booking cannot check-in online.

Please prepare your travel documents and your e-ticket for a smoother check-in.

Airport Check-In

Airport check-in counters close 30 minutes before the flight unless passengers are travelling from Lockhart River. Check-in closes 45 minutes before departure for Lockhart River.

Passengers must check-in before the check-in deadline. Failure to check-in on-time would result in the airline denying the passenger boarding.

Valid travel documents are essential to check-in too. These identifications could be a passport, driver licence, birth certificate or more.

Class Fares

Economy Class

There is only one class available: Economy.

The cabin is spacious and bright, with air-conditioning and comfortable seats.

Ticket Fares

Although Economy is the only cabin class, there are a number of ticket fares available, which determine factors such as whether the ticket is refundable or changeable, or whether name changes are permitted, for example. The fare options will be detailed during the booking process, so that you are able to find the right fare for you.

On-Board Entertainment

There is no on-board entertainment availble; passengers are welcome to bring their own personal digital devices with them, or enjoy the fantastic views.


There is no Wi-Fi service available.

Food and Drink

The flights are short-haul, but even so, water is available. In most instances, a snack, such as potato chips, is also offered.

Special Assistance

The airline may be able to provide limited assistance, including requirements such as wheelchairs, service dogs, unaccompanied minors, and pet transport. Please contact our customer service team before booking to find out more, and to confirm availability of any special service request.

Skytrans Fleet

As of June 2020, the airline operates a fleet of De Havilland Canada Dash 8-100 and Cessna 208B Grand Caravan aircraft.

Hub Airport

Cairns Airport(CNS)

Cairns Airport (CNS) is an Australian regional airport, serving as a gateway to many domestic and international destinations. The airport accommodates over five million passengers each year using two passenger terminals and a single runway.

Airlines flying to and from Cairn International Airport include Air New Zealand, Air Niugini, Air North, Alliance Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Jetstar, Qantas, Regional Express, SilkAir, Tigerair, Virgin Australia and West Wing Aviation.

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