December 14, 2023

Securing the future

A $14 million project reshaping the Check-in Hall and security screening point is now complete with the installation of new state-of-the art technology.

Passengers can expect faster processing times and less hassle without the need to remove items such as laptops from bags prior to screening thanks to the new enhanced security technology including CT Xray and body scanner technology.

CEO of Launceston Airport Shane O'Hare said the upgrades are essential for the growing gateway.

"We are expecting 2.5 million passengers through these doors each year by 2040 and it is imperative that we put the right processes and technology in place today to cater for the future,” he said.

"Everyone hates waiting in security queues, this technology will help speed up the process ensuring you spend more time relaxing with a coffee in our departures hall.

"The $14 million Check-in Hall project has reshaped the passenger experience for those flying out of our airport and employed hundreds of locals during construction.

"These works wouldn't have been possible without the support of both the state and federal governments, both of whom recognise the importance of a thriving northern gateway to the state.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Michael Ferguson, said the new streamlined security screening will make the experience at the Launceston Airport safer and more efficient.

“Launceston Airport is a key passenger gateway to the Northern Tasmanian economy and it’s crucial to have modern facilities available,” he said.

“I congratulate Launceston Airport management for this important investment, which follows on from the recent opening of the new passenger check-in hall and Virgin Australia’s new cargo facility.

“The Tasmanian Government committed $5 million to the $14 million redevelopment of the airport as well as duplicating Evandale Road between the Airport and Midland Highway at Breadalbane.”

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.