Queensland Airports Affected by Cyclone Yasi

2 February 2011 (Last Updated February 2nd, 2011 18:30)

The Cairns International Airport in Queensland, Australia, has been reopened after all operations were closed on 2 February in anticipation of Cyclone Yasi. Airlines expect to resume full operations by tomorrow, however, the Townsville International Airport passenger terminal remains clos

The Cairns International Airport in Queensland, Australia, has been reopened after all operations were closed on 2 February in anticipation of Cyclone Yasi.

Airlines expect to resume full operations by tomorrow, however, the Townsville International Airport passenger terminal remains closed as warnings of further storm surges have been issued.

Meanwhile, the military and emergency aircraft are still using the Townsville Airport runway as normal.

Cyclone Yasi battered the state of Queensland in north-eastern Australia yesterday, when 300km/h (190mph) winds hit the area.

Brisbane Airport reported no flight disruptions as most flights were on schedule, other than the cancellations to Far North Queensland airports in the path of the storm.