Aviation

Hobart Airport unveils major terminal expansion plan

Following its busiest-ever year with more than 2.6 million passengers passing through the terminal, Hobart Airport has unveiled plans for a major terminal expansion with international processing facilities.

The Terminal Expansion Project (TXP) will see the building’s footprint more than double in size, with the expansion expected to be completed in three stages.

The initial stage is expected to cost approximately $100 million and will be completed by December 2020.

This stage will see the expansion of the existing departures lounge and facilities, improved airline lounges, enhanced passenger screening facilities, and the construction of a swing lounge concept, capable of providing for international processing facilities.

The final stage of the project is due to be completed by 2030.

“Deliberate in our design, we are working to create a space that celebrates our history and directs our future as Tasmania’s premier gateway,” Hobart Airport said in a statement.

“We take pride in our role as the makers of first impressions, offering a uniquely Tasmanian experience to visitors and a familiar sense of place to those arriving home.”

Hobart Airport has prepared a preliminary draft Major Development Plan (MDP) for the project, which is now available for public comment.

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