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Hobart City Deal

Hobart Airport: Building a direct international gateway

The Hobart Airport has been working with the Australian and Tasmanian Governments to undertake the preparatory work necessary to enable international flights to commence.

Negotiations build on work undertaken through the Tasmanian Government’s Access 2020 Strategy, which aims to increase domestic air and sea capacity and frequency, improve seasonal demand, maximise low fare availability and increase international visitation. The plan specifically aims to introduce direct international flights to Hobart.

City Deal Partners remain committed to facilitating the commencement of flights. The Deputy Prime Minister has approved a Major Development Plan covering the terminal expansion project, and the Australian Government and Hobart Airport have continued working on the design of border clearance infrastructure for the airport’s international terminal project. Any further work to provide border services is reliant on Hobart Airport securing an international carrier to operate international flights, with commercial negotiations currently underway.

In addition to its $82 million commitment to provide border services, the Australian Government has also confirmed that the Australian Federal Police will operate at the airport once international flights commence.

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