Hobart Airport

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In June 2005 a $5000000 Stage 1 reconstruction of the Domestic Terminal Building's commercial precinct security screening point and departures lounges was completed with expanded areas to cope with recent growth in passenger throughput and to eliminate congestion in these areas. These works were accompanied by a much needed upgrade of car park facilities and the relocation of car rental firms to a new purpose built facility outside the Domestic Terminal. Completion of Stage 1 brought with it modern and bright facilities including new retail outlets operated by Australian Way and Delaware North incorporating a separate news and book shop gift shop cafeteria and food and beverage bar. New personal care facilities were constructed including toilets disability facilities and baby change facilities (airside and landside). It is anticipated that an internet cafe will be operating shortly along with an additional airside ATM. Stage 2 of the project has commenced with a further $2000000 expansion of the departures lounges. Expected to be completed by October 2005. It is anticipated that Stage 3 of the project will commence in 2006 with reconstruction of the Qantas and Virgin ends of the Domestic Terminal Building installation of contemporary "Check In" desks facilities to accommodate "checked bag screening" and arrivals lounges. The nature of these exciting works and their cost will be separately announced on our Web Page at: www.hobartairprt.com.au. Hobart International Airport will retain its international flight capabilities and looks to grow this business particularly in support of Antarctic flights and regional SE Asia and South Pacific routes. These routes do not require runway extensions and the Airport enjoys a 24 hour operations capability without curfews and with significant capacity to cater for further aeronautical growth. After initial adverse comment in relation to changed parking and traffic arrangements the comments relating to completed works have been overwhelmingly positive.
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I travel to Hobart 2-3 times a year from Melbourne. Hobart may be the capital of Tasmania but the airport's size and facilities reflect the fact that A) Hobart is fairly small and B) is not an airport you use to transit to somewhere else - there's nowhere else to go! Qantas has an actual luggage carousel but with Virgin Blue arrivals your luggage comes into the terminal on the back of a flatbed trailer with a consequent mad scramble as everyone goes for their luggage at the same time. I do wish there were better food and shop services; the dreary cafe and drearier bar are inadequate and the tiny shop is worse. There are no airside facilities - not even a toilet - but then it is a tiny airport and not one you're ever likely to linger in waiting for your flight. Though if you're arriving and are trapped there for three hours waiting for your lift to turn up (as I once was) you're really really stuck for entertainment. Last time I was there (Dec 2004) the old international terminal had been transformed into the new JetStar terminal but I have no idea what the facilities are like there. I occasionally here mutters about reviving the Hobart - Christchurch link and the occasional Singapore Airlines charter flight touches down (according to my local colleagues) but I can't imagine the international facilities were ever particularly extensive. In the end this is a single runway with a couple of glorified sheds acting as the terminal at the southernmost commercial airport in Australia. It's entirely adequate for what it does and realistically doesn't really need to be any fancier.
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Hobart Airport customer review

The cafeteria cannot cope and needs more staff. The staff serving food are expected to sell souvenirs also and are testy being stressed by splitting their responsibilities. No stamps yet sell postcards and any request re stamps is met gruffly. Airport currently being revamped to accommodate Jetstar. Hope that catering will also be enlarged.
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Hobart Airport customer review

A small airport with only 2 opposing counters on each end of the domestic terminal serving only QANTASLINK and Virgin Blue with a common boarding gate and 2 cafes squashed in the middle. The airport is packed to the brim whenever there are several flights departing or arriving minutes apart. For a state capitol airport Hobart International Airport looked pretty understated with its outdated architecture style and grim interior. The good thing is that it takes only 15 minutes via coach to reach the airport from Hobart. With the signing of open air treaties it is expected that real International flights will descend into Hobart in months to come - and hopefully the largely vacant (and locked up) International terminal would be able to support adequately.
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