Launceston Airport has unveiled the final stage of its $3.5 million terminal transformation project, with the opening of boutique coffee outlet Wilderness Espresso.
Using Tasmanian roasted coffee beans from Oomph Coffee, Wilderness Espresso has sourced preservative and permeate free milk from Ashgrove Farm in the state’s north west.
As part of the phase three works a refurbished Hudsons Coffee store, located in the airport’s gate lounges, was also completed in late April.
The unveiling of phase three of this project marks the completion of the terminal transformation. It includes a 600-square metre expansion of the terminal featuring a total transformation of the airport’s dining and retail facilities. Free Wi-Fi for passengers and visitors has also been introduced, along with additional charging points in the new dining area for phones, tablets and laptops.
The terminal transformation has been designed to introduce a strong sense of place and celebrates locally sourced Tasmanian produce, including elements from artisan and craft producers.
Earlier this year, Launceston Airport was recognised as the Major Airport of the Year in the Australian Airports Association 2015 national airport industry awards.
Quotes attributable to Paul Hodgen, General Manager, Launceston Airport
“Wilderness Espresso is at the heart of what Launceston Airport has sought to achieve with the terminal transformation project. This new store, as with our recently opened Boags Upper Deck Restaurant, will support local producers and farmers and showcases Tasmania’s world-class produce to our interstate and national visitors.”
“Our new terminal space now provides travellers with a unique sense of place, celebrating local produce and providing the services and facilities for our passengers to enjoy, including free Wi-Fi and more phone and accessory charging points.”
“We are proud of our role as the tourism gateway to northern Tasmania, and our terminal transformation project is helping to improve the visitor experience.”
For further information contact: Launceston Airport - (03) 6391 6222