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Launceston Airport

Launceston Airport
Airport information
 Location of airport in Tasmania
Airport typePublic
OwnerAustralia Pacific Airports Corporation Limited
OperatorAustralia Pacific Airports (Launceston) Pty Ltd
LocationWestern Junction
Elevation171 m (562 ft)

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Launceston Airport is a regional airport on the outskirts of Launceston, Tasmania. The airport is located in the rural area of Western Junction 15 km (9.3 mi) from Launceston city centre. It is Tasmania's fastest growing airport, and the second busiest in the state, after Hobart International Airport; it can also run as a curfew free airport.

In the 2007/2008 financial year, the airport had a record 1.1 million passengers, up 10% on the previous year; 255,000 passengers passed through the airport in the three months to September 30, up 7% on the previous year. 309,000 passengers passed through in January - March 2008, the highest ever number in a calendar quarter, up 11% on the previous year.

It is currently Australia's 13th busiest airport, handling 1,126 572 passengers in the 2008-09 financial year.

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