Airport upgrades clear for take off

Work has commenced on the $200 million upgrades to the Hobart Airport which will see the facility’s main terminal double in size upon completion in early 2027.

Hobart Airport chief executive officer Norris Carter said the upgrade would provide increased seating capacity for both domestic and international flights, two more departure gates and a third security screening lane.

“These additions will ensure a more comfortable experience for travellers,” he said.

“There will also be four more food and six more retail outlets with a wider range of products to choose from.

“The expansion will provide approximately 450 direct and indirect jobs during construction and hundreds of further jobs once completed in areas such as security screening, cleaning, retail and hospitality.

“Hutchinson Builders has been awarded the contract to expand the facility and we are looking forward to working with them over the next three years on this transformational project.”

Hutchinson Builders chief operating officer Paul Hart said he was delighted to be awarded the contract and proud to be associated with such an important development for the Tasmanian economy.

“We welcome the opportunity to partner the airport on this exciting redevelopment and look forward to making a start in the coming months,” he said.

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