Halifax International Airport

Halifax International Airport – Canada’s Historical Airport

Halifax orRobert L. Stanfield International Airport, also known as Halifax Stanfield International Airport, is a major airport serving Halifax and mainland Nova Scotia along with the neighboring Maritime Provinces. Owned by Transport Canada and operated by Halifax International Airport Authority, the airport is at an elevation of 145 meters above sea level and is located in the Enfield area in Nova Scotia. The Halifax Stanfield International Airport is simply known as Halifax International Airport and has been named in the honor of leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, Robert Stanfield who was also the 17th Premier of Nova Scotia. The airport serves as hub for Air Canada Express, Maritime Air Charter, Cougar Helicopters, CanJet, Provincial Airlines and SkyLink Express. The airport handled 3,663,039 passengers in 2014 making it the 8th busiest airport in Canada. Chorus Aviation and CanJet have their headquarters at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.


The current airport was opened for public in 1960. Prior to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the city of Halifax was served by the Halifax Civic Airport that was built in 1931 by City of Halifax. It continued to be a main airport in the region until 1942 when civil operation was completely phased out and it was converted into an army base. The land for the present airport was purchased by the City of Halifax in 1954 and the airport was built by federal Department of Transport. After the September 11th attack, the airport was used as part of Operation Yellow Ribbon ad carried about 7,300 passengers. The name of the airport was changed from Halifax Civic Airport to Halifax/Robert L. Stanfield International Airport on 9th September, 2005.


Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air Canada Rogue, Air Saint-Pierre, Delta Connection, Porter Airlines, Provincial Airlines, Sunwing Airlines, United Express and WestJet Encore are the major airlines that operate regular as well as seasonal flights to and from the airport. ABX Air, DHL, Icelandair Cargo, Korean Air Cargo and TNT Airways operate cargo flights from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.


The airport has received many awards for its outstanding services and facilities, some of which are mentioned below –

·         3rd Best Airport in North America and 3rd Best Airport by Size in the 2 to 5 million passenger category in 2011 at  Airport Service Quality Awards by Airports Council International

·         Best Airport in the World in its class in 2010

·         The airport ranked first in overall passenger satisfaction for airports worldwide in 2006 Airports Council International (ACI) Service Quality Awards

Routes and Destinations

London, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Boston, Calgary, Saint-Pierre, Orlando, Munich, Dublin, Frankfurt, New York, Charlo, Newark, Philadelphia and Puerto Plata are some of the many domestic and international destinations which are directly linked to Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

Why Fly Through This Airport

How to Check-in

Depending upon the airline you are travelling with, variety of check-in options is available. While few airlines have the option of online check-in, some of them provide self-check-in kiosks at the airport. Generally passengers can check-in online from 24 hours to 3 hours before departure. This is the best option if you want to avoid getting suck in the queue at the airport. Many check-in desks are available at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport for the assistance of the tourists. While the check-in time at the airport may vary, passengers are advised to arrive at least 2 hours before departure of flight.

Baggage Allowance

The regulation of an airline regarding baggage allowance many vary from one airline to the other. To know more about what to carry and how much to carry, reach out to the airlines directly. Generally passengers are allowed to check-in between 20 kg to 32 kg of baggage and can carry anything between 5kg to 12 kg as cabin luggage. This is just an indicative limit and it can increase or decrease based on your class of travel and the destination you are travelling to. If you are travelling with excess baggage, additional charges are applicable.


Most of the airlines operating from Halifax Stanfield International Airport allow passengers to pre select their seat by paying a small amount. Passengers can do so during the online check-in process, 24 hours before departure of their flight. Seats can also be requested, at the airport during counter check-in but airlines do not guarantee seats at the airport, as they are subject to availability.

Booking Fee

Every airline may have a different policy regarding booking charges, modification or cancellation of flight reservation; hence it is advisable that in case of such an event, speak to the airline directly. Tickets can be booked from the airport or from the authorized travel agent in your city. The most hassle free option of making a flight reservation is to book your ticket online, but a small convenience fee is charges by the airline. 

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 Who flies to Halifax International

 Airport Contact Details

Halifax International Airport

1 Bell Boulevard,
Nova Scotia,
B2T 1K2,

Tel:+1 (1)902 8734422
Fax:+1 (1)902 8734750


Halifax Int´l Airport Authority

 Location Details

Longitude:63° 31' 0'' W
Latitude:44° 52' 59'' N

 Airport Location

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