Hobart Airport

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Hobart Airport customer review

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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