July 06, 2023

Launceston Airport’s off season off to a flying start

The July school holidays are expected to be one of the busiest periods at Launceston Airport in over three years as off season travel heats up.

67,000 people are forecast to pass through the airport during the two-week period with forecast passenger numbers on-par with pre-pandemic figures.

While Tasmania’s school holidays start this weekend, the rest of Australia is still in the midst of theirs, Tourism Tasmania’s successful ‘off season’ campaign has ensured Tasmania is front of mind for all holiday travel plans.

For the month of June, Launceston Airport welcomed more than 89,000 passengers, representing 98% of June 2019 figures.

Launceston Airport’s Head of Infrastructure, Planning and Customer Experience, Ilya Brucksch said it’s an encouraging sign for Launceston Airport and the wider tourism industry.

“It’s exciting that air travel is back, these numbers are a testament to the hard work Launceston Airport has done throughout our Covid recovery and we can now shift our mindset from recovery to growth,” he said.

“Tourism Tasmania has done a great job with its ‘off season’ campaign and as the northern gateway to Tasmania, Launceston Airport has been proud to play our role in bringing people to this great state.

“As we know, there will be busy periods over the holidays, we encourage everyone to arrive 90 minutes before their scheduled departure time to ensure a smooth check-in and boarding process.

“We would also ask for patience from passengers during those busy times, we have a wonderful team of customer service staff and volunteers who will all be here to help you on your journey.

“Our priority is that all travellers arriving and departing Launceston Airport have a great experience to start or end their trip – and we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday period.”

For further information contact: Launceston Airport Media on (03) 9335 3666

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