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Launceston Airport

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Name Launceston Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Australia AU.gif
Location Launceston, Tasmania
Serving Launceston
Elevation 171.298 m <br />562 ft <br />562 ft171.298 m <br />
Coordinates 41° 32' 43.02" S, 147° 12' 37.24" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
14L/32R 700 m2,296.588 ft <br /> 18 m59.055 ft <br /> GRS /
14R/32L 1981 m6,499.344 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
18/36 690 m2,263.78 ft <br /> 18 m59.055 ft <br /> GRS /

Observation YMLT 160600Z AUTO 20019KT 9999 // SCT068 15/02 Q1001
Station Launceston Airport
Date/Time 16 October 2021 06:00:00
Wind direction 200°
Wind speed 19 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 15°C
Dew point 2°C
Humidity 41%
QNH 1001 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Launceston Airport is a regional airport on the outskirts of Launceston, Tasmania. The airport is located in the rural area of Western Junction 15 km8.099 nm <br />15,000 m <br />49,212.598 ft <br /> from Launceston city centre.


Mild temperate oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb).



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of YMLT

  • A320 / B738, vicinity Launceston Australia, 2008 (On 1 May 2008 an Airbus A320-200 being operated by JetStar on a scheduled passenger flight from Melbourne to Launceston, Tasmania was making a missed approach from runway 32L when it came into close proximity in night VMC with a Boeing 737-800 being operated by Virgin Blue and also inbound to Launceston from Melbourne which was manoeuvring about 5nm north west of the airport after carrying out a similar missed approach. Minimum separation was 3 nm at the same altitude and the situation was fully resolved by the A320 climbing to 4000 feet.)