23 August 2020

It has been a few challenging months at Drive Park Fly.  The Tasmanian Government announcement on border restrictions remaining in place until 1 Dec, has meant a number of flight cancellations from next week onwards.

We want to assure you we remain open for all interstate flights (there are about 10 per week at present). We are open at least 1.5 hours before each flight and until 1 hour or so after arriving flights.

We also staffing the carpark at other times, including when we are performing car wash services for customers whether they are travelling or not.  A great option if you want your car cleaned and detailed!    Book online today.

If you are travelling interstate the best option is to book online.  We can be at the car park for your departure and arrival.  You can also just drive in and take a ticket at the entry.

If you are flying with Sharp Airlines to the King or Flinders Islands, then we will be at the car park on demand.  Book online, or let us know the day before or so before you are travelling. You are also welcome as always to just turn up and walk to and from the airport.

The overall message is we are here for you when you need us.

Thanks for all the great support you have provided to us over the last 6 months.  This means a lot, and has certainly helped us through this difficult time together.

 

22nd June 2020

Continuing to recover

Has been great to see a few more of you as you start to travel again.

This week we have daily Monday to Friday flights to Melbourne with Qantas.   Interstate border restrictions remain in place, but we are looking forward to the Tasmanian Government announced this Friday 26th June 2020.  We have also seen some people travelling to the Flinders and King Island which is great.

We are staffing the car park for the interstate Qantas flights.  We also staffing the car park at other times, including when we are performing car wash services for customers even if there are no flights.  If you are flying to the Islands, then we will be at the car park on demand - simply book online or  give us a call and let us know when you are travelling.

If you are travelling interstate or to the islands the best option is still to book online.  If online booking is not your thing, then you can continue to also drive in and take a ticket at the entry.

We look forward to seeing you soon

 

9th June 2020

Starting to recover

The restrictions in Tasmania started to lift significantly on Friday 5th June 2020 which was very welcomed.  This included the lifting of restrictions on mainland Tasmanian residents visiting King Island, Flinders Island and other islands in the Furneaux Group.  This means that Tasmanian residents from anywhere in Tasmania, including island residents, can visit the islands for any reason and are not required to quarantine for a 14 day period on their arrival.  This is fantastic news for all Tasmanians and presents opportunities to travel and to enjoy our great state.

We still have 2 flights with Qantas into and out of Launceston per week.  In addition, Qantas and Jetstar and Virgin are now taking forward bookings from 1 July for daily flights to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.  Of course, interstate border restrictions remain in place, but we are looking forward to these being reviewed in the near future.

We are staffing the car park for the interstate Qantas flights.  We also staffing the carpark at other times, including when we are performing car wash services for customers even if there are no flights.  If you are flying to the Islands, then we will be at the car park on demand.

If you are travelling interstate or to the islands the best option is to book online.  We will confirm your travel arrangements with you, and can be at the car park for your departure and arrival.  If online booking is not your thing, then give us a call, email or message and we will be there for you as required.

We are looking forward to return to normal travels over the coming months, and we are here for you when you need us.  Thanks for all the great community support you have provided to us.  This means a lot, and we certain feel we are all in this together.

 

21st April 2020

Changing Times

Things are changing rapidly with COVID-19.  Due to Australian government support, Qantas now has 2 flights per week into Launceston.  These flights operate on a Monday and Friday.  We will be staffing the car park for these flights if you are flying out or are flying back in.

The car park will continue to be operational as normal 24/7.   We will still be out at the car park doing regular security and maintenance checks as required.

And as always email, message or phone us as normal.

 

4th April 2020

Hope that you, your family and friends are safe and well.    Difficult and challenging times, but positive signs that all the social distancing measures and restrictions we are doing are working.

Flights and Opening Hours

We are presently down to one interstate flight a day - A Qantas Dash-8, which has had limited customers.   At present, from Friday 10th April Qantas will no longer operate this flight, and there will no schedule interstate services into Launceston.  Sharp Airlines have significantly reduce their services as well.

Given the above, we will not routinely be staffing the car park for flights.  We will run on demand until further notice.  If you need to use our services, then please contact us in advance by calling 0456  56 55 99, sending us a facebook message or by sending us an email.  We are here to assist and will work with you during this challenging time.

The car park will continue to be operational as normal 24/7.   We will still be out at the car park doing regular security and maintenance checks as required.

If your car is in our car park

There are still a number of cars in the car park, which is all good.  What we have been telling customers is, don't worry, and we will only charge you up until when you originally intended to come back.   Please let us know when you can confirm you will be collecting your vehicle, and we will make sure to be at the car park to assist.

All the best during these challenging times, and looking forward to the situation improving in the near future.

 

19th March 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is evolving quickly.    It is becoming clear that together we are facing an unprecedented challenge.  Our focus, like yours, will be on keeping our staff, families and loved ones safe and well.  As a community we will get through this.

We are actively monitoring the situation, and responding accordingly.   This includes keeping updated from government and health sources, so that our precautions and preventative measures can keep pace.

First, we remain open

Launceston Drive Park Fly remains open and short of regulatory intervention, will remain open throughout COVID-19.  We are here for you as normal.  We are focused on providing the same professional and friendly service.

We will be open for all departing and arriving flights.  Flight schedules will change in the near future, and hence our opening hours may change including breaks during the day.  We will be open at least 1 hour before all departing flights, and at least 30 minutes after arriving flights.

We will update our Facebook page and website regularly, so if you have not already like our page for updates, check our News section of our website or talk to our staff.

What we are doing at LDPF

Appropriate cleaning and hygiene procedures are priority for everyone onsite. This includes:

  • Shuttle Bus being disinfected routinely.
  • Office/Reception areas such as counter tops and door handles being disinfected routinely.
  • All staff regularly cleaning their hands throughout the day.
  • Hand sanitiser available for staff and customers either in the Office or on the shuttle bus.
  • We will be restricting contact and where reasonable creating space between staff and customers, for everyone’s benefit. We are a personable business used to shaking hands and helping in very close proximity with customers, I’m certain you will understand if we deliver our service with space.
  • LDPF are adhering to appropriate Department of Health information regarding illness, isolation and testing of anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

What you can do at LDPF

Our travelling customers include all age groups, standards of health and returning from many destinations both domestic and international who will come through LDPF to collect their vehicle before beginning mandatory self-isolation.  In all cases, your common courtesy and best hygiene practices will be valuable including:

  • Should you need to cough or sneeze, do so into a tissue or your elbow.
  • Respect the space that people will request.
  • Avoid handshaking and other unnecessary contact with fellow customers and our staff.
  • Use the facilities that we have available for your cleanliness, including sanitiser and our staff toilet.

Together we are embarking on a hopefully relatively short, but unprecedented challenge. Our customers are our heartbeat and your health and safety is our number one concern.   We look forward to looking after you in the near future.   Safe travels and see you soon.