The Tasmanian Liberal Government is strengthening Tasmania’s future by delivering the infrastructure our growing State needs for today and beyond.
The exciting transformation of Launceston Airport has commenced, with work on the terminal upgrade now underway.
The terminal upgrade will cater to both departing and arriving passengers with improved security screening and redevelopment of both the check-in and arrivals halls.
Once complete, it will provide a greatly enhanced customer experience for passengers, with improved facilities, modernised features and larger arrivals and departure waiting areas.
The Tasmanian Liberal Government is contributing $5.15 million towards the project which is being delivered by Launceston Airport owner Australia Pacific Airports Limited.
These planned works will support the predicted increase in passenger numbers coming through the airport over the next 6 years, expected to reach some 1.9 million a year by 2028 and 2.5 million by 2040.
An increase in passenger capacity will also make Launceston an even more attractive proposition for major Australian airlines.
Importantly, the project will also include construction of a new freight handling facility, increasing the capacity of air freight operations, which is a major bonus for Tasmanian companies exporting, or looking to export, our high-end, time-critical produce to interstate or overseas markets.
By increasing the airport’s capacity to move both people and goods, we are not only improving the travel and buying options for Tasmanians, we are boosting our economic prospects by catering to more visitors and expanding trade linkages for local businesses.
We look forward to being part of the opening of the first stage of the redevelopment of Launceston Airport, expected by the end of 2023.