As demand for travel to and from Hobart continues to grow, we saw a need to make room for more aircraft to park and be serviced at our airport at any given time.
Previously, our apron had the capacity to park a maximum of five aircraft, however with forecasting indicating an immediate need for six bays to meet demand, we developed plans to reconfigure the existing apron to increase the number of bays from five to seven.
The first stage of the project saw the installation of new apron flood lighting to improve the efficiency of night operations and make the apron safer for all passengers.
New line markings were then painted to realign the parking bays without the need for construction of new pavement areas.
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.