April 12, 2024

Launceston Airport set for busy school holidays after record March

It has been the busiest March on record at Launceston Airport with 135,490 travellers passing through the terminal representing a 9 per cent increase on the same time last year.

The airport has also recorded its busiest 12 months on record with more than 1.4 million passengers arriving or departing for the 12 months to March 2024.

The upcoming school holiday period is set to be busy with more than 76,000 passengers forecast through the airport across the two-week period from April 13 to 28.

Launceston Airport CEO Shane O’Hare said with new airlines, new routes and big infrastructure investments it was an exciting time at the airport.

"We’re the fastest growing airport in the state and pride ourselves on providing Northern Tasmanians with an ever-increasing network of connections around Australia," he said.

"Tasmanians flying out from Launceston these school holidays will have more choice than ever thanks to non-stop flights to all state capitals along with the recent unlocking of the entire south-east Queensland market.

"Tourism Tasmania has been instrumental in driving tourism down south and with forward bookings looking really strong we are expecting quite a few northerners to become a winter person this year.

"Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are the leading destinations for our outbound passengers, but pleasingly we are seeing an even split between inbound and outbound travellers over the coming weeks.

“The upcoming holiday period will be busy, but please be patient, we’ve flexed up operations to meet demand with more security, cleaners and customer service representatives onsite to get you on your way as quickly as possible.

"If you are heading to the airport over the coming two weeks allow plenty of time to check-in and clear security, so you can sit back with a coffee in hand and enjoy the world class views from our departures lounge."

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.