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Halifax Stanfield International Airport

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Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Find out more about Halifax Stanfield International Airport; its facilities and features, top destinations to fly to from the airport and with which airlines you can do this.

About Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Halifax Stanfield International Airport (IATA: YHZ) is a the 8th busiest airport in Canada in terms of passenger traffic. It is based in the rural area of Goffs, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is a hub airport for PAL Airlines, Air Canada Express, and Skylink Express. The airport was named after Robert Stanfield, 17th Premier of Nova Scotia and leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

The airport first opened in 1960, and was originally Halifax International Airport. It was given the name Halifax Stanfield International Airport in 2007 following the death of Robert Stanfield.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport Location

The airport is located 16.5 miles (26.66 km) from the city of Halifax:




Halifax Stanfield International Airport is full of facilities and services that offer passengers ease and comfort.

Facilities Include:

A variety of dining and shopping options available from popular cafes, restaurants and shops.

Free WiFi Internet Access

Accessible facilities for disabled passengers

Non-denominational worship centre

Luggage storage


Currency Exchange

Children's play area

Nursing room

Postal services

Mobile charging




Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge

Found at Domestic and International Departures, the lounge offers:

Beverages (alcoholic and non alcoholic)

Cell-phone free quiet zone

Newspapers and magazines


Printers, photocopiers and faxes







Halifax Stanfield International Airport currently has two runways which run perpendicular to each other. The longer runway is usually referred to as the "main runway" and the shorter as the "secondary runway".

Number Length (ft) Width (ft)
05/23 10,500 200
14/32 7,700 200


The airport has one terminal, which is split into three levels: lower level, main level, and departures level. The terminal serves over 4 million passengers a year and has 32 gate positions.

Airlines that fly to Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Here's a list of airlines that use the airport:

Air Canada Canada
Air Canada Express Canada
Air Canada Rouge USA
Air Saint-Pierre Canada
Air Transat Mexico, USA, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Cuba
American Eagle USA
Condor Germany
Delta Connection USA
Flair Airlines Canada
PAL Airlines Canada
Porter Airlines Canada
Sunwing Airlines Mexico, Jamaica, USA, Cuba
Swoop Canada
United Airlines USA
United Express USA
WestJet Canada, UK, Ireland, Mexico
WetJet Encore Canada


Destination Airlines
Boston, MA, USA Air Canada Express
Calgary Air Canada, WestJet
Cancún, Mexico Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
Cayo Coco Air Canda, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines
Charlo PAL Airlines
Charlottetown Air Canada Express
Deer Lake Air Canada Express
Edmonton Flair Airlines, WestJet
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA Air Canada, Air Transat
Frankfurt, Germany Condor
Fredericton Air Canada Express
Gander Air Canada Express, WestJet Encore
Goose Bay Air Canada Express
Hamilton (ON) Swoop
Holguin Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines
London–Heathrow (suspended), UK Air Canada
Moncton Air Canada Express
Mont-Joli PAL Airlines
Montego Bay Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines
Montréal–Trudeau Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Porter Airlines, WestJet Encore
New York–LaGuardia, USA American Eagle, Delta Connection
Newark, NY USA United Airlines, United Express
Orlando, FL, USA Air Canada Rouge, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
Ottawa Air Canada Express, Porter Airlines, WestJet, WestJet Encore
Philadelphia, PA, USA American Eagle
Puerto Plata Air Transat
Punta Cana Air Canada, Air Transat
Saint John Air Canada Express
Saint-Pierre Air Saint-Pierre
Santa Clara Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines
St. John's Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Porter Airlines, WestJet Encore
St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sunwing Airlines
Sydney (NS) WestJet Encore, Air Canada Express
Tampa (begins February 2020) Air Canada Rouge
Toronto–Billy Bishop Porter Airlines
Toronto–Pearson Flair Airlines, Air Canada, WestJet
Varadero Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines
Wabush PAL Airlines


How to get to Halifax Stanfield International Airport


By Road

It takes around 30 to 45 minutes (traffic dependant) to drive to Halifax Stanfield International Airport from downtown Halifax. There is parking at the airport, alongside car rental.

By Bus

There is a MetroX bus service serving the airport, and this service takes around 55 minutes from central Halifax. There is also the Airport Express shuttle, which runs express services to and from destinations in Nova Scotia.

By Taxi

Travellers can access taxi and limosine services from the front of Domestic Arrivals, and the journey time between the airport and Halifax city will depend on traffic - however, it is usually between 30 and 90 minutes.


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