Launceston Airport terminal transformation continues
Launceston Airport today unveiled the second stage of its $3.5 million terminal transformation project, which will deliver improved services and new retail and food and beverage offers, with a strong northern Tasmanian flavour.
The 600-square metre expansion of the terminal includes two new food and beverage offerings for passengers, including a world-first Boags restaurant and bar, the ‘Boags Upper Deck’, and a refreshed licensed Hudsons Coffee.
The expansion includes additional seating in air conditioned areas.
Launceston Airport has also introduced free Wi-Fi for passengers and visitors to the terminal, along with additional charging points for phones, tablets and laptops.
The terminal transformation has been designed to introduce a strong ‘sense of place’, reflecting the natural environment around the airport, including a feature timber ceiling and an extensive glass façade providing unparalleled airfield and mountain views.
Ninety per cent of the produce sold from the new food and beverage facilities will be locally sourced, including artisan and craft produce, as well as celebrating iconic northern Tasmania brands including world-class wines, whiskeys, craft beers and ciders.
New way-finding signage within the terminal has been introduced incorporating Mandarin, reflecting the growing importance of Chinese visitors for Tasmanian tourism.
The third stage of the terminal transformation project will include two more food and beverage outlets and will be completed in late April 2016.
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
“We’re proud of our role as the tourism gateway to northern Tasmania, and our terminal transformation project is helping to improve the visitor experience for people coming to northern Tasmania by air.”
“From our natural environment through to our world-class local produce we’re delighted to be showcasing the North for our interstate and international visitors, including the growing numbers of Chinese visitors to Tasmania.”
“Our new terminal space also provides travellers with the services they need to enjoy their travel, including free Wi-Fi and more phone and accessory charging points.”
“Launceston Airport plays a vital role in connecting northern Tasmania to interstate and international destinations for business, education and leisure travel and we want to make sure people arrive and depart with a strong connection to our great city and region.”
For further information contact: Launceston Airport - (03) 6391 6222