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Old July 23rd, 2015, 02:04 AM   #121
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I know!! Its a absolute shocker, zero architectural merit.

Bloody Macquarie Bank and the RBF...money grubbing wankers. Wont spend the money they need to at all.

Meanwhile, Hobart gets a couple of new services, even if one is only a seasonal one...from the Mercury.



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A NEW Qantas service from Brisbane to Hobart will allow the state to capture more of a growing and lucrative south-east Queensland visitor market, Tasmanian tourism experts say.

The direct four-week seasonal service will start on December 27 and run until the summer school holiday period is almost over.

Jetstar already provides a Brisbane to Hobart service but Tourism Industry Council Tasmania chief executive Luke Martin said the sector would be buoyed by more “red-tailed” planes in Tasmanian skies.

“This is a great opportunity and critically timed with south-east Queensland now recognised as one of our big domestic growth markets,” Mr Martin said.

“The more capacity there is the better, particularly over the peak summer season when Queenslanders are looking to escape the humid heat at home.”

The announcement comes on the back of another from Sharp Airlines that it will introduce a Hobart to Wynyard to King Island service in September to allow people from Tasmania’s capital direct access to the Bass Strait island, rather than travelling through Melbourne.

Qantas Regional Manager for Tasmania Stephen Farquer said the airline would operate a two-class Boeing 737-800 on the route.

The aircraft has 168 seats and services will operate on a Saturday and Sunday for about four weeks.

“Not only do these services give Tasmanians the opportunity to visit Queensland without changing aircraft, it means Queenslanders now have the choice to fly Qantas direct into Tasmania,” Mr Farquer said.

“Summer is a perfect time to visit Tasmania and these additional services are really aimed at giving customers more choice of where to spend their holidays.
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Old July 25th, 2015, 05:01 AM   #122
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I'm guessing Artas designed it (it looks like something they'd do). They have a reputation for being the cheapest architects capable of this scale of project in the state and, well, you get what you pay for. Just look what they did to Devonport Airport...
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Old July 25th, 2015, 06:48 AM   #123
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Wow, what a difference 500m makes...

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Old August 22nd, 2015, 06:17 PM   #124
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Wow, what a difference 500m makes...

But it sure does open up some of the biggest population centers in the world! Even the worlds biggest city.

Still wont ever be complete though until we have a half decent airport. Don't know why we have 1 BLOODY LOUNGE for departures, why can't we have lounge gates like other cities? And god forbid some actual stores to grab something to eat.
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Old August 23rd, 2015, 05:27 AM   #125
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Having been through Hobart twice, the key is aerobridges. I don't buy that it would not be viable to have more than a few.
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Old September 17th, 2015, 02:04 AM   #126
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From today's Hobart Mercury.

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A MAJOR expansion of Qantas*Link flights in and out of Hobart will turbocharge Tasmania’s tourism boom and help fuel construction of new hotels, an industry leader says.

QantasLink will add an extra 2420 seats a week to and from Hobart, beginning in March, to meet growing demand.

The extra seats will amount to 11 further flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne, bringing the carrier’s number of Hobart flights to 46 each week.

Tourism Industry Council Tasmania chief executive Luke Martin said the flow-on effect of the announcement and *record new visitor figures were immense — giving investors even more confidence to proceed with developments.

Mr Martin said Tasmanians could expect to see more cranes over the Hobart skyline as building activity increased.

It can be revealed one of those extra cranes may come from another new hotel development for the CBD.

Director of Hobart’s award-winning Jaws Architects, Neal Mackintosh, said the firm understood there would be another “substantial hotel announcement for the inner city in the coming weeks’’.

It will join several other approved and proposed hotels for Hobart, including the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the new Myer site, Mac 1 on the waterfront, a 4½-star hotel next to the Arg*yle St car park and a 296-room hotel developed by Singaporean company Fragrance Group in Macquarie St.

QantasLink chief executive officer John Gissing said the extra flights were in response to increased market demand.

“What we’re seeing is good solid growth in Tasmania and we’re very confident about the future,” he said.

Mr Gissing said the QantasLink flights would be better timed to connect with international flights to avoid long stopovers interstate.

The regional arm of the nat*ional carrier will also be doubling its staff, with an extra 10 pilots and 15 cabin crew.

It comes after a Qantas announcement this month of almost 80 additional flights to bring an extra 14,000 people to Hobart over the Christmas and New Year period.

The tourism industry was further buoyed by the latest Tasmanian Visitor Survey res*ults revealing the state is close to exceeding one million domestic visitors for the first time.

A record 988,000 Australian travellers crossed Bass Strait in the year to June.

Tasmania also had the biggest increase in the country in international visitors — a jump of 22 per cent.

Mr Martin said Tasmania needed more hotels to cope with growing demand.

“I don’t believe Hobart has an off-season any more — it’s just a variation of extremes,” he said. “We still have some challenges with the regions, but this shows the days of stripping back capacity in winter as a matter of course are coming to an end. ”

Mr Martin said the market was responding well to Hobart’s rooms shortage.

“There are development applications approved for an extra 600-plus rooms, so I think we’ll start to see more cranes in the skyline in the coming months,” he said.

Premier and Tourism Minister Will Hodgman said the new survey figures rev*ealed visitors spent almost $2 billion while in the state.

“We are on track to reach our target of attracting 1.5 million visitors to our state every year by 2020,’’ he said.

Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Michael Bailey said the QantasLink announcement was great news not only for locals and visitors, but especially Tasmanian businesses.

“This increase of money coming into Hobart runs through other parts of our economy like restaurants, bars and coffee shops,” he said.
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Old October 4th, 2015, 05:03 PM   #127
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Well at least that's a positive. A shame we don't have a half decent airport for them to come through.
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Old January 13th, 2016, 11:17 AM   #128
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This is welcoming news for Hobart and Tasmania as a whole:

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Hobart Airport masterplan approved January 6, 2016 by australianaviation.com.au

Minister for Infrastructure Warren Truss approved the latest masterplan for Hobart Airport in the days before Christmas.

Central to the plan, under which the airport maps out how it will address forecast passenger growth over the next 20 years, is the planned extension of the airport’s runway (12/30) to 2,751 metres.

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I know of one operator that is studying the feasibility of operating dedicated freighter services from Hobart to Asia, no doubt further expansion of the airport's facilities will allow for greater access to new markets. A new VA lounge will be a welcome, albeit long overdue addition!
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Old January 14th, 2016, 04:12 PM   #129
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I'm sure that they could all along with the other airliners could chip in together and demand some gate terminals? They'd know that would be the only way to make the airport more efficient and comfortable for passengers.
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Old January 14th, 2016, 06:00 PM   #130
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Don't you mean Air Bridges?
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Old January 15th, 2016, 01:14 AM   #131
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Yes, Hobart was piss poor when I was there in November. Looks like Wagners in Toowoomba have pulled a better terminal out of their own wallets - for a fraction of the number of flights that use Hobart.

Nothing says "I have no pride in my city" more than a crap airport terminal.
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Old January 15th, 2016, 03:19 AM   #132
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Interesting article on the woes of Hobart airport and half explains why its in such a bad state when compared with other, often smaller, airports.
http://www.themercury.com.au/news/op...4df6f5f484513a
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Old January 15th, 2016, 03:49 AM   #133
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The broader issue is the viability of Tasmania as a whole. Improvements in the airport need to be linked to improvements in the economy - and so long as the persistent pattern of brain drain, investments turned down, dodgy politics and hostility to immigration continue, it will never improve.

I would have loved to have done a cable car up Mt Wellington - this is an example of the sort of thing Tasmanian Govts of all stripes like to 'steal defeat from the jaws of victory' on.
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Old January 15th, 2016, 08:21 PM   #134
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Interesting article on the woes of Hobart airport and half explains why its in such a bad state when compared with other, often smaller, airports.
http://www.themercury.com.au/news/op...4df6f5f484513a
Very interesting and what a fiasco the privatisation has been. Every $1 Hobart Airport makes Macquarie charges $2 in fees!!! No wonder that there is no money left for upgrades or even basic maintenance and need a Government bailout to survive. (From the article)
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 07:58 AM   #135
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Another windfall gain for the money grubbing bastards at Macquarie Bank - Hobart Airport alone is paying for half of their bonuses while its customers put up with third world conditions...

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THE $40 million extension to the runway at the Hobart International Airport is a step closer, with Federal Government planning approval to be formalised today.

It comes as Tourism Minister Richard Colbeck revealed there is significant Chinese interest in flying to Hobart.

“During Australia Week in China last week, I was approached by China Eastern Airlines who specifically raised access to Hobart Airport with me,” Mr Colbeck said.

“I was happy to report that they would soon be able to fly direct to Hobart following the completion of the extension.

“China was Tasmania’s second-largest source of international visitors in 2015, with 28,000 visitors and the potential to grow this market through direct access is immense.’’

Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester will sign off the Hobart Airport preliminary draft major development plan today before it goes on public exhibition.

Hobart Airport chief executive Rod Parry said construction of the project could start in four to six weeks.

“The extension of the runway will open up new and exciting opportunities for the Tasmanian economy and will provide the state with the ability to better participate in Asian markets and to be a stronger Antarctic Gateway for Australia and other Nations,” Mr Parry said.

The next steps for the project will be to finalise airport building approvals and start on the first phase of the project, the construction of Grueber Avenue.

This will provide continued access to the residents of Seven Mile Beach and enable the closure of Surf Rd, which is required for the safe operation of the extended runway.

Mr Parry said the next phase of the project would be the relocation of air services navigation equipment and the construction of the runway extension. Work on the runway extension will start this summer, with the project to be completed by March 2018.

Mr Chester said the project would offer long-term economic benefits to Tasmania.

“The 500m runway extension and lighting will enable Hobart Airport and the surrounding region to capitalise on the growth in international passengers and freight forecast for Tasmania in the coming years,” Mr Chester said.

Bureaucratic planning delays and design problems have resulted in just $1.5 million of a $38 million, 2013 Federal Government election promise being delivered so far.

It was originally proposed to be paid in three stages: $5.5 million in 2014-15, $26.7 million in 2015-16 and $6.4 million in 2016-17.
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Old July 11th, 2016, 03:13 AM   #136
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Latest up-date on terminal improvements. Putting lip stick on a pig, imho, but it is what it is...from the Hobart Mercury.

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ONE of the first major phases of the Hobart International Airport redevelopment will be complete in less than three months, say airport officials.

The new $14.5 million arrivals hall had been due for completion by mid-2016.

But Hobart Airport corporate affairs general manager Melinda Percival said the project, located at the Virgin Australia end of the airport, would be open for business by the end of September.

“There are four phases to it because you have to move the job site around while keeping arrivals opening,” she said.

“Phase one has opened, which has new toilets in it, and the entryway into the terminal is open.

“The current phase we are working on is the new baggage carousel and once that is open we will close the current carousel and renew that.”

The airport, which serves more than two million passengers a year, is in the midst of an overhaul due to be complete next year.

A new arrivals hall will be home to an indoor/outdoor cafe space — featuring Tassie produce — car rental counters and new rest room facilities.

It comes amid scouting for a contractor to do the $40m runway extension project.

“We’re expecting to start runway work in the airfield this summer and we’re hoping to have a major contract secured in the next month,” Ms Percival said.

She said the work would not disrupt any passenger aircraft movement and would be complete by March 2018.

Ms Percival said an announcement would be made in the next month or so on the operator of the new food outlet, but said the business would focus on Tasmanian food and beverages aimed at giving visitors a taste of the best the state has to offer upon landing.

The next phase of the $25 million terminal overhaul will include an upgrade to the airport’s front-of-house road system and an expansion of the main car park.

The final phase, expected by mid-to-late 2017, will be the a new departures hall, details of which are yet to be fully released.

Meanwhile, fog at the airport on Friday night led to the cancellation of three flights.
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Work has commenced at last on a 500 metre runway extension at Hobart Airport. Extract from the Airport press release dated 9 September 2016.

http://hobartairport.com.au/corporat...ia-releases-2/
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I wonder if Singapore will be the first international airline in to Hobart! Place your bets.
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Old September 13th, 2016, 04:15 AM   #139
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I would imagine that would be a pretty safe bet that but then you never know, China Southern might also be in the mix...
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Old September 13th, 2016, 04:21 AM   #140
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The only international flight that I can see ever using Hobart would be if QF63 needed to make an emergency landing..
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