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Launceston Airport's third quarter passenger traffic results

Launceston Airport has recorded 3 per cent passenger growth for the third quarter, including the busiest month on record.

 General Manager Launceston Airport, Mr Paul Hodgen, said that the airport was investing in its facilities to manage the continued passenger growth.

 “Increased tourist numbers to Tasmania are continuing to drive growth in passengers at Launceston Airport.  Events such as AFL matches and the V8 Supercars are great drawcards and I’d encourage the state government to continue to support such events.”

 “Together with tourism, aviation plays an important role in driving the Tasmanian economy by bringing people to our wonderful state and major events.  Our third quarter growth is a great example of this, as we still had solid passenger growth, despite the impact of Easter falling in April instead of March, as it did last year.”

 “We were also pleased to have our busiest month on record during the quarter. In January, we had 133,946 passengers come through the airport, which is five per cent more than our last record month in January 2013.”

 “As our passenger growth continues, we’re looking at how we can improve our facilities and the overall customer experience at Launceston Airport and we’ve got some work underway that will make a big difference.”

 “We’re building a new entrance to the airport and also adding a new road that will link directly to the roundabout on Evandale Road. We’ll also introduce a new waiting area for coaches and taxis to improve the flow of traffic the forecourt area.”

 “And in response to growing demand, we’re building new car parking areas, including for the first time an undercover car park.”

 Construction is being undertaken by local company Shaw Contracting and is expected to be completed late this year. 

 

 Quarter three passenger numbers at Launceston Airport:

 

Quarter 3

12 month moving annual total

 

2013/ 2014

(‘000)

2012/ 2013

(‘000)

Change

(%)

Mar 14

(‘000)

Mar 13

(‘000)

Change

(%)

Domestic RPT

& Regional

 

354

345

+ 3%

1,261

1,204

  + 5%

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

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