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Hobart gets $20 million runway upgrade

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 22, 2011

The federal government has welcomed the announcement that Hobart Airport’s runway will undergo a $20 million upgrade.

Airport owner Tasmanian Gateway Consortium’s Runway Overlay project will also see “significant upgrades” to the airport’s lighting system.

“Today’s announcement by Hobart International Airport of a $20 million upgrade to its runway is welcome news for tourism and the local economy,” Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese said.

“Passengers at Hobart International Airport are also expected to increase from 1.9 million each year to 2.8 million by 2020 which shows the need for effective planning and management of our airports.”

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