Wide Body Parking

Completed August 2018
Project Status:
In Progress
To Begin

Working towards our goal of bringing Tasmania closer to the world, we set about creating additional infrastructure following the 500m runway extension to facilitate wide body parking for larger aircraft on the tarmac.

Work began on an $8.3 million project in February 2018 which involved the construction of a new remote parking position on one of our taxiways for wide body aircraft such as a Boeing 777 freighter and the RAAF C-17A Globemaster III.

The project saw the construction of 6400m2 of additional apron, flood lighting to facilitate safe operations around the clock, an access road to our new freight precinct, and strengthening of Taxiway H to accommodate large aircraft.

The project took a total of six months and was completed in August 2018 with wide body aircraft now able to operate from the airport 24/7.

With our freight precinct now up and running, this gives local producers the ability to work through the night to have their goods delivered fresh to their export destination each morning and creates new possibilities for international flights in and out of Hobart Airport.  

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