Northern Tasmania's main tourism body believes Virgin Australia will keep flying into Launceston after the company's restructure.
The airline on Wednesday announced it would cut 3000 jobs from its workforce and retire the Tiger Australia brand.
Virgin Australia chief executive Paul Scurrah said the airline would continue to employ 6000 people nationwide with hopes to employ 8000 people in the future.
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Tourism Northern Tasmania chief executive Chris Griffin said Virgin's decision was not suprising given their circumstances.
"However, we feel confident that Virgin will remain committed to flying into Launceston, as they are currently providing Launceston to Sydney flights for essential travellers," he said.
"This confidence is backed up by what Launceston has to offer as a primary gateway to Tasmania."
Mr Griffin said Tiger had not operated from Launceston Airport for some years.
He said Virgins decision to only fly 737s should not directly impact Launceston services as the airport had only received 737s for some time.
Launceston Airport chief executive Andrew Gardiner said he looked forward to working with Virgin in the future to boost services to Tasmania.
"We feel for the many Virgin staff and their families who will be impacted by the reductions in staff numbers," he said.
"However, today's announcement is a positive sign that Virgin will be back, maybe not bigger but better than ever in the years to come."
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