International processing facilities

Scheduled completion March 2021
Project Status:
In Progress
To Begin

Travellers will notice a number of changes to our terminal with works to facilitate international flights currently in progress.

The airport will remain fully operational as work is progressively completed, however there will be some short-term closures of specific areas over the coming weeks.

Airport users will notice hoarding around our Gate 6 area resulting in the ongoing closure of our kids play area, Red Square Café and restroom facilities in this area.

One of our baggage carousels is temporarily out of operation with all checked baggage to be collected from the remaining carousel for the time being.

We are mindful that undertaking works while maintaining operations will cause some congestion and construction noise within certain parts of the terminal.  We are doing everything we can to minimise this inconvenience to the travelling public and ask that you please bear with us as we grow for the future.

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