Forecourt works

Final configuration now complete
Project Status:
In Progress
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Final configuration complete

The final forecourt configuration is now operational.

Those dropping off or picking up passengers should proceed through the gantry and turn right into our new dual lane drop off/pick up area.

Access to our Premium Car Park and Valet is via the slip lane to the left of the gantry. Our Terminal Car Park can be accessed via the new drop off area or through the gate on Gatty Street.

If you have arrived in Hobart and are being picked up, exit the terminal building and follow the signage to our new pick up area to meet your ride.

Changes to pick up/drop off

Works on our forecourt are nearing completion and our new road network is now in operation.

For friends and relatives picking up or dropping off guests, please proceed straight ahead on Holyman Avenue, under the gantry and along our new dual lane pick up/drop off area.

For those arriving, please proceed safely across the designated pedestrian crossing to find your ride in our new pick up area.

SkyBus and taxis will continue to pick up passengers outside our Arrivals area on Addison Drive.

Ride share will pick up and drop off in the commercial zone of our new drop off/pick up area.

Changes to parking

Following the construction of our new pick up drop off area, we now have two clearly segregated car parks to replace the Main Car Park.

Our Premium Car Park and Valet Parking can be accessed via the slip lane on Holyman Avenue.

If the Premium Car Park is full, drivers can exit back onto the public drop off pick up area and enter the Terminal Car Park from the public drop off/pick up zone. Alternatively, drivers can enter the Terminal Car Park via the entrance on Gatty Street.  

From the Premium/Valet Parking, drivers will now exit onto the drop off pick up zone and follow the road along to Long Street to exit the airport precinct.

Entry and exit to our Saver Car Park remains unchanged.

Project details:

Keeping you safe and secure is our number one priority.  

We appreciate that as demand for travel to Tasmania continues to grow, the traffic flow to and from the terminal is becoming more congested.

As part of our commitment to improving the customer experience, and to enhance the security of our terminal precinct, we will be commencing works to realign our road network and segregate private vehicles, commercial vehicles and public transport.

The works will provide a safer environment for all airport users and make the transition through our terminal forecourt as seamless as possible.

We have seen a steady increase in security measures in the aviation industry over the past 15 to 20 years.

While we are lucky to feel safe and secure in Tasmania for the most part, it is important that we recognise and take steps to mitigate any potential threats to safety at our airport.

This is particularly important as we continue to grow and open up international flight opportunities to and from Hobart.

Over the coming months travellers can expect to see changes to the entrance to the terminal, with upgrades to existing infrastructure as well as the addition of new safety measures including bollards and traffic management barriers.

If you are planning to use our parking facilities, we recommend arriving early to allow time to navigate our changing road system.

Aircraft at Hobart Airport have previously performed power in/power out operations meaning they used their own power and thrust to enter and exit the parking bays. This project sees a move to power in/push back operations in which aircraft use their own power to park in the bays and are pushed backwards out of the gate by a specialised ground vehicle.

The increase in bays will allow the airport to better accommodate off schedule arrivals and departures, and decrease the likelihood of flight delays due to an unserviceable aircraft occupying a parking bay.

The additional bays will also provide provisions for the appropriate infrastructure to park and service international aircraft, bringing Hobart Airport a step closer to offering international opportunities by the end of 2020.  

“We’re building better facilities and a better airport to serve our community”
Sarah Renner
Hobart Airport CEO