CYHZ Halifax / Stanfield International Airport VFR

  • Name
    Halifax / Stanfield International Airport
  • ICAO / IATA / GPS
    CYHZ / YHZ / CYHZ
  • Type
  • Restriction
  • Region
  • Timezone
    8:23 pm (AST)
  • Municipality
    Halifax
  • Coordinates
    44° 52′ 50″ N 63° 30′ 30″ E
  • Elevation
    477 ft (145 m MSL)

About Halifax / Stanfield International Airport

Halifax Stanfield International Airport (IATA: YHZ, ICAO: CYHZ) is a Canadian airport in Goffs, Nova Scotia, a rural community of the Halifax Regional Municipality. It serves the Halifax region, mainland Nova Scotia, and adjacent areas in the neighbouring Maritime provinces. The airport is named in honour of Robert Stanfield, the 17th Premier of Nova Scotia and former leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

The airport, owned by Transport Canada since it opened in 1960, has been operated since 2000 by the Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA). It forms part of the National Airports System.

Designated as an international airport by Transport Canada, Halifax Stanfield is the 8th busiest airport in Canada by passenger traffic. It handled a total of 3,579,293 passengers in 2023 and 84,045 aircraft movements in 2017. It is a hub for Porter Airlines, Air Canada Express, Cougar Helicopters, Maritime Air Charter, and PAL Airlines.

An airfield in the West End, known as Chebucto Field, was built as the Halifax Civic Airport by the City of Halifax in 1931 on the former site of Blueball Farm. It served as the city's main airport until 1941, when it was closed and leased to the federal government to serve as an army camp in World War II. Today Saunders Park, named after the first Halifax airport manager and Aero Club manager Donald Saunders, and some parts of the residential area of Westmount Subdivision, mark the site.

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