Three peat dream one step closer for Launceston Airport

WINNERS: Launceston Airport's Paul Hodgen, Peter Holmes and Michael Cullen collect the two awards at Parliament House. Picture: Supplied.

WINNERS: Launceston Airport's Paul Hodgen, Peter Holmes and Michael Cullen collect the two awards at Parliament House. Picture: Supplied.

Launceston Airport won the Major Australian Airport of the Year Award, for the second year in a row at the Australian Airport’s Association National Airport Industry Awards on Friday. 

The airport received two awards, including the Innovation and Excellence in Commercial Activity, for the recent project development. The airport was competing against Sydney and Brisbane airports.

General manager Paul Hodgen said the major award was given to recognise the airport as “continuously developing and progressing on a number of fronts”. Launceston Airport took out the award over the Gold Coast and Newcastle airports.

“No one ever wins it two years running, I hadn’t even got a speech ready, we were a bit taken back,” he said.

“We’re hoping to follow Hawthorn and try and get that three peat.”

Mr Hodgen said it was great to receive recognition from their own industry, as colleagues recognise the achievement. 

“People said ‘winning last year might just be a flash in the pan, but winning two years in a row, you must be doing something right’,” he said. 

“We rely on the partners that operate in our facility… it’s a partnership approach delivering a service outcome, so they should feel really proud because they've contributed to the result.”

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