Hobart Airport Information

Here is some information about Hobart Airport from Wikipedia:

Hobart International Airport (IATA: HBA) is located in Cambridge, 17 kilometres (11 mi) east of Hobart, Tasmania. The Federal government owned airport is currently being operated on a 99 year lease to the Tasmanian Gateway Consortium. The airport has seen strong passenger growth in the last few years, primarily due to the increase in services from low-cost carriers.It is the ninth busiest airport in relation to passenger numbers and currently ranks as the second fastest growing airport in Australia.

Hobart International Airport maintains a conjoined international and domestic terminal. At present, all the airlines operating at the airport utilise narrow-body aircraft. The airport plays a strategic role due to its location – Skytraders conducts regular flights to Antarctica on behalf of the Australian Antarctic Division using an Airbus A319. Although the airport has not had a regular scheduled international passenger service since 1998 (to Christchurch, New Zealand), the airport maintains customs and immigration facilities for aircraft entering the country.

The airport was opened 1956, when a review found the nearby Cambridge Aerodrome was unsuitable for Hobart's future air transport needs.Occupying approximately 565 hectares (1,400 acres) of land, the airport is sited on a narrow peninsula, take-off and landing are inevitably directed over bodies of water regardless of approach/departure direction. This region-especially that immediately surrounding the Airport, remains largely unpopulated which enables the airport to operate curfew-free services.

Here are some of the major Airlines that service Hobart Airport:

  • Australian air Express
  • Jetstar Airways
  • Qantas
  • Skytraders
  • Tasair
  • Tiger Airways Australia
  • Virgin Blue

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