September 28, 2023

Launceston Airport records busiest August ever

Launceston Airport is celebrating its busiest August on record with over 99,000 passengers passing through the airport.

August's figures eclipse the previous high of 95,194 recorded in August 2020 and signify the first time the airport has exceeded pre pandemic levels.

CEO of Launceston Airport Shane O'Hare said the result was attributable to a combination of factors.

"International tourist numbers are strong with business travel and FIFO workers both contributing to the uptick, August also saw Tasmanian's head to the mainland to get behind the Matildas," he said.

"Next month we will see Virgin resume services to Adelaide and Perth followed by Bonza's arrival in November increasing capacity and competition into the market and giving our passengers more choice at affordable prices.

"We are aware of the cost-of-living pressures on our passengers, tighter budgets might mean more Australian's are looking closer to home for their next holiday.

"What better place for a local holiday than the UNESCO city of gastronomy, Launceston the gateway to Cradle Mountain, Freycinet and the Tamar wine region, incredible destinations at affordable prices.

"Launceston Airport is a key driver of economic growth in the state each visitor adds around $3000 to the state economy highlighting the importance of these figures for Tasmania.

"We are building to cater for this growth, our $100 million ten-year infrastructure plan is underway which will provide 100's of jobs for our local communities.

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

Australia Pacific Airports (Launceston) acknowledges the First Nations people and Traditional Owners of Tasmania including the Land that Launceston Airport operates on. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all other First Nations People.