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Launceston Airport (IATA code LST) is a regional airport on the outskirts of Launceston, Tasmania. Situated in the rural area of Western Junction, the airport is located 15 km (9.3 mi) from the Launceston City Centre. It has become Tasmania's fastest growing airport. Hobart International Airport and Launceston Airport are the only two airports in Tasmania to reach one million passenger movements per year.
In 1962 a plan for major redevelopment of the airport was approved. This included strengthening of all pavements, a runway extension, and soon after a new terminal building. The site was officially reopened that same year as Launceston Airport. In October 1982 the runway was further upgraded to Boeing 767 standard. In 1998, the airport was privatised, now being owned by a group known as Australia Pacific Airports Corporation Limited, who is also the owner of Melbourne Airport, in conjunction with Launceston City Council.
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Airlines using Launceston Airport include:
- Airlines of Tasmania
- Australian air Express
- Jetstar Airways
- Tiger Airways Australia
- Virgin Blue
The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Launceston_Airport
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Video: Planespotting -- footage of various aircraft approaching to land at Launceston Airport