Hobart Airport begins work on $200m terminal expansion

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Hobart Airport has started work on a $200 million revamp which will see its terminal double in size from 12,000 to 23,000 square metres.

The works include extra seating capacity and queuing space, two new departure gates and an additional security screening lane and baggage carousel. The expanded terminal will also add four new food outlets and six new retail stores.

Hobart Airport is already exceeding its current capacity of 1.5 million passengers per year by more than one million. This is only expected to continue with passenger numbers expected to swell to 3.5 million people by 2030.

Set to be completed by early 2027, Hobart Airport CEO Norris Carter said the much needed upgrade will “provide a more comfortable experience” for passengers.

The airport has already seen $60 million in federal government funding to upgrade the runway to cater for wide-body, long-haul aircraft.