Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA)

Halifax, NS


About Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA)


Halifax, NS

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Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport is Atlantic Canada’s principal full-service airport providing passengers and cargo clients with access to markets across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean Basin, and Europe. It’s the only airport in Atlantic Canada to offer Canada Customs services on a 24 hour, seven day a week basis, and U.S. preclearance. The Airport, a major economic generator valued at over $1.27 billion to the provincial economy, welcomes 3.6 million passengers annually; gives back through its Community Outreach Program and its Signature Partnership with Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank; and is an internationally recognized leader in customer service, having been rated the Best Airport in the World in its class for seven of the past ten years and is one of only 12 airports worldwide certified as Airport Service Quality Assured – an industry gold standard for service excellence.

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Halifax Stanfield Passenger Traffic Stalled for Another Year

Feb. 2, 2022
2021 marks two years of historically low activity at Atlantic Canada’s largest airport.

HIAA Records Significant Financial Loss in 2020 Due to COVID-19; Prepares for Multi-Year Recovery

May 7, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic abruptly stalled air travel activity beginning in March 2020, resulting in the largest financial loss ever recorded by Halifax International Airport Authority...
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Halifax Stanfield Route Map 2020 Planned

2020 Passenger Traffic at Halifax Stanfield Hit 50-Year Low

Jan. 26, 2021
Walking through Halifax Stanfield these days feels a bit like you’ve stumbled onto the set of a post-apocalyptic movie. Escalators are turned off, lights are dimmed, stores are...

Significant Revenue Shortfall at Halifax International Airport Authority Results in Airport Improvement Fee Increases for 2021

Oct. 6, 2020
A 90% decline in passenger traffic and associated revenues due to the global disruption in air travel from the COVID-19 pandemic has led Halifax International Airport Authority...

Halifax Stanfield Receives Airport Health Accreditation from Airports Council International

Sept. 24, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on air travel, but anyone who’s travelled to or from Halifax Stanfield recently will have noticed the many health and safety...
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HIAA Welcomes Marie Manning as New Vice President Business Development and Chief Commercial Officer

March 11, 2020
HIAA is pleased to announce Marie Manning will be its executive team next month as vice president business development and chief commercial officer.
World Routes Conference

East Coast of Canada home to North America’s Most International Medium-sized Airport

Sept. 24, 2019
Halifax Stanfield has been flying under the radar among more well-known international airports in Canada and the United States, such as Toronto, New York and Atlanta.
Stopover Launch

Halifax is Officially Canada’s Newest Stopover Destination

July 8, 2019
As of today, Halifax has joined popular destinations such as Iceland, Finland and Lisbon, Portugal as Canada’s newest stopover destination, connecting several North American and...

American Airlines Returns to Halifax Stanfield

June 13, 2019
American Airlines and its passengers are feeling the love at Halifax Stanfield today as service to Philadelphia, a popular U.S. destination and strategic hub to points beyond,...

United Airlines’ Non-Stop Service to Chicago Takes Off from Halifax Stanfield

June 7, 2019
Connections between the Windy City and the Maritimes is worth it for the deep-dish pizza and donairs alone. Starting today, United Airlines is offering non-stop service between...

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Baggage & Cargo

Halifax Stanfield Helps Propel Nova Scotia Seafood Industry Exports to Record Volumes

March 20, 2019
A gentle sea breeze flows in the open doors at Gateway Facilities as a fresh lobster catch is loaded onto a large cargo aircraft, destined for Asia. A stack of boxes emblazoned...
Airports & Municipalities

Opening Our Doors and Hearts to Newcomers; Halifax Stanfield Announces Multi-Year Support for ISANS

March 13, 2019
The excitement and emotions that build upon arrival at a new destination reaches even greater heights for a newcomer arriving in a new country for the first time. Halifax Stanfield...

Halifax Stanfield Growth Reaches New Heights, 4.3 Million Passengers Served in 2018

Jan. 30, 2019
Halifax Stanfield continued to experience steady growth in 2018, achieving a new record of 4,316,079 passengers served.

HIAA Continues to Develop Concessions Offerings

Sept. 21, 2018
Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) continues to develop its concessions offerings to improve the passenger experience at Halifax Stanfield. A number of changes are...

Standard & Poor’s Upgrades HIAA Credit Rating to AA-

July 30, 2018
Following its annual review, Standard & Poor’s Financial Services (S&P) has strengthened HIAA’s credit rating to AA-, an upgrade from its longstanding rating of A+. S&P, the world...

Construction on Air Terminal Building & Security Infrastructure Upgrades Underway at Halifax Stanfield

March 15, 2018
Work is underway to upgrade and expand passenger screening, domestic gate area and exterior curb security infrastructure at Halifax Stanfield. These improvements will increase...

Halifax Stanfield Contributes $2.8 Billion to Nova Scotia Economy

Oct. 31, 2017
Halifax Stanfield International Airport is worth billions to Nova Scotia. Our economy thrives on it – to the tune of $2.8 billion in 2016, a 4.4 per cent increase over 2015. Our...

First Year of Halifax Stanfield Airfield Restoration Program Completed

Oct. 4, 2017
The first year of Halifax Stanfield International Airport’s 10-year Airfield Restoration Program is now complete. The 2017 work focussed on areas showing the greatest deterioration...

Halifax Stanfield Proudly Hosts Altitude East Conference

Sept. 14, 2017
Senior executives from major airlines and airports from across North America have spent the last two days at the biennial Halifax-based conference, Altitude East. Hosted by Halifax...