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Launceston Airport's passenger traffic results for second and third quarter

Launceston Airport’s passenger traffic results for second and third quarter

Launceston Airport has achieved 1.5 percent passenger growth in the last six months, to reach 1.28 million passengers.

General Manager Launceston Airport, Mr Paul Hodgen, said it was a pleasing result considering the slowing domestic passenger demand around the country during this time.

 “Launceston Airport plays a key role in attracting increased air access to the region as a major tourism gateway to our state. We continue to invest in the development of facilities and services in response to the growing visitor numbers, helping to contribute to the success of many tourism operators in the region."

 "We were thrilled to receive a silver award at the recent 2014 Australian Tourism Awards in the Specialised Tourism Services category as it demonstrates the value of our ongoing investment upgrades that are improving the customer experience at Launceston Airport.”

 “We hope the exciting development of new tourism products in the Launceston region such as the Penny Royal, Boags Brewery and the Silos hotel project will  become future award winners and contribute to visitor growth in and around our city." 

 “We look forward to working with airlines and tourism partners to further develop travel and tourism in the Northern Tasmania region, contributing to the state strategic goal of 1.5 million visitors by 2020.”

 Domestic & regional passenger numbers at Launceston Airport:



12 month moving annual total


2014/ 2015


2013/ 2014










Quarter 2

(Dec 14)



+ 3%



+ 3%

Quarter 3

(Mar 15)



+ 0%



+ 2%


For further information contact: Launceston Airport - (03) 6391 6222

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Launceston Airport

PO Box 1220, Launceston

TAS Australia, 7250

P (03) 6391 6222 F (03) 6391 8580

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