Record passenger numbers at Launceston Airport

launceston

Launceston Airport has seen more than 638,000 passengers travel through the terminal since January marking a record high.

Premier and Minister for Tourism and Hospitality Jeremy Rockliff said it was “wonderful news for Northern Tasmania”.

“To have a whopping 638,943 people come through the airport over the first five months of 2024 is quite amazing and surpasses the previous record set in 2019,” he said.

Treasurer Michael Ferguson said nearly 100,000 passengers made their way through Launceston Airport in May, a 3 per cent increase on pre pandemic levels.

“This news is welcome for our tourism operators, business owners and the wider public,” he said.

Launceston Airport CEO Shane O’Hare said Tasmanians are acutely aware of the role aviation plays in connecting the island to the mainland.

“We are proud to have doubled our direct services to the mainland since the pandemic,” he said.

“Our record passenger levels are a sign that the route network and offering we are building here at Launceston Airport is working, with the heavy lifting done throughout the pandemic to establish new services and bolster existing operations now paying dividends.”