CYHZ Halifax / Stanfield International Airport LIFR

  • Name
    Halifax / Stanfield International Airport
  • ICAO / IATA / GPS
    CYHZ / YHZ / CYHZ
  • Type
  • Restriction
  • Region
  • Timezone
    7:07 am (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 Air Canada Express, Cougar Helicopters, Maritime Air Charter, and PAL Airlines.

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