- Halifax Stanfield International Airport
name = Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport
nativename = Halifax/Stanfield International Airport
image-width = 153
IATA = YHZ
ICAO = CYHZ
type = Public
Transport Canada[ [http://www.tc.gc.ca/programs/Airports/Status/menu.htm Airport Divestiture Status Report] ]
Halifax International Airport Authority
Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia
location = Enfield, Nova Scotia
elevation-f = 477
elevation-m = 145
coordinates = Coord|44|52|51|N|063|30|31|W|type:airport
website = [http://www.hiaa.ca/ www.hiaa.ca]
r1-number = 05/23
r1-length-f = 8,800
r1-length-m = 2,682
r2-number = 14/32
r2-length-f = 7,700
r2-length-m = 2,347
r2-surface = Asphalt
stat-year = 2007
stat1-header = Aircraft Movements
stat1-data = 89,250
stat2-header = Number of Passengers
stat2-data = 3,469,062
footnotes = Sources:
Canada Flight SupplementCFS]
Transport Canada. [http://www.tc.gc.ca/pol/EN/Report/TP577/pdf/TP577_07.pdf Aircraft Movement Statistics: NAV CANADA Towers and Flight Service Stations: Annual Report 2007] ]
Passengers from Halifax International Airport Authority. [http://www.hiaa.ca/default.asp?id=190&pagesize=1&sfield=content.id&search=644&mn=22.214.171.124.199 Halifax Passenger Statistics] ]
Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport [ [http://www.hiaa.ca/default.asp?id=190&pagesize=1&sfield=content.id&search=595&mn=126.96.36.199.187 Canada's New Government Renames Halifax International Airport in Honour of Robert L. Stanfield] ] , or Halifax/Stanfield International Airport Airport codes|YHZ|CYHZ is an airport in Enfield,
Nova Scotia, Canadathat serves the Halifax Regional Municipalityand central Nova Scotia as well as adjacent areas in the neighbouring Maritime provinces.
The airport, owned by
Transport Canadasince it was constructed and operated, since 2000, by the Halifax International Airport Authority(HIAA) forms part of the National Airports System. The airport hosts the headquarters of Air Canada Jazzand CanJet.
It is one of the busiest airports in Canada by passenger traffic. In 2007, the airport handled a total of 3,469,062 passengers and 89,250 aircraft movements.
An airfield on the
Halifax Peninsulaoperated as the city's main airport until 1942, when it closed. RCAF Station Shearwater functioned as Halifax's primary airport until June 1960, when the current airport was opened. The Kelly Lake site was selected in order to reduce the number of days per year fog would affect airport operation.
Operation Yellow Ribbon
September 11, 2001 attacksthe airport was part of Operation Yellow Ribbon, as it took 40 [ [http://www.hiaa.ca/default.asp?id=190&pagesize=1&sfield=content.id&search=373&mn=188.8.131.52.73 Halifax/Stanfield International Airport Newsroom] ] flights—more flights than any other Canadian airport involved in the operation—carrying about 7,300 passengers—more passengers than any other Canadian airport involved in the operation other than Vancouver, which registered 8,500. Much of this was because flights that were coming from Europe were told to avoid the major airports in Central Canada, like Toronto Pearson and Montréal-Dorval. [ [http://www.hiaa.ca/default.asp?mn=70.1.77 Chronology of Events] ]
To honour the people of Gander and Halifax for their support during the operation,
Lufthansanamed a new Airbus A340-300 "Gander-Halifax" on May 16 2002. That airplane is listed with the registration D-AIFC [ [http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?front=yes&maxres=500&keywords=D-AIFC D-AIFC at] airliners.net] , and is the first and sole aircraft of the whole fleet with a city name outside of Germany.
In 2005 the main passenger terminal was renamed in honour of
Robert Stanfield, the former Premier of Nova Scotiaand federal Leader of the Official Opposition, with a plaque placed on the public observation floor. On Friday February 9, 2007Prime Minister Stephen Harperarrived at the airport and officially announced the renaming of the entire facility from 'Halifax International Airport' to 'Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport' in a further honour to Mr. Stanfield; at that time the terminal name was dropped and reverted to its original status.
Halifax Airport fared well in the 2005 AETRA survey for passenger satisfaction, produced by the
International Air Transport Association(IATA) and Airports Council International. The airport was ranked the best airport in the Americas for the second year in a row, as well as the best airport in the less than 5 million passengers a year category for the third year in a row (worldwide), and best domestic service for the second year in a row.
In March 2007, Halifax Airport earned two first-place finishes in the 2006 Airports Council International (ACI) Service Quality Awards held in
Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For the fourth consecutive year, it ranked first in overall passenger satisfaction for airports worldwide with under five million passengers. In addition, the airport ranked first in the Americasin the new category of Airport People Awards, and second in the best domestic airport worldwide category. [ [http://www.airports.org/cda/aci/display/main/aci_content.jsp?zn=aci&cp=1-7-46^12875_9_2__ World’s top customer service airports for 2006] ]
Terminal and renovations
The airport terminal building at the airport was originally opened in September, 1960. It currently serves around 3.4 million passengers per year and growing. The growth experienced in the decades since the airport's construction necessitated constant renovations, and there is often construction occurring there.
Since 1998, the airport has been undergoing an extensive renovation program. The next phase of this program was announced in September 2004. The major multi-year expansion project will include a rehabilitation of the
runways, new terminal expansions, new parking lots, a new hotel, and internal beautifications including an observation tower. The project will cost over $90 million. The airport has completed an observation tower along with work on aesthetic improvements to the terminals, with work on the parking lot, terminal expansion and runway rehabilitation scheduled for completion in 2008.
In December 2004,
U.S. Customs and Border Protectionapproved Halifax Airport for United States border preclearance. It took effect in late 2006. HIAA was previously the busiest airport in Canada without U.S. Customs preclearance.
September 12 2007the airport authority announced the construction of a 2,300 space, 4-storey parking garage to be complete in 2008, and on-site 175-room Sheratonhotel for 2009.
Aerotech Business Park
The airport is located adjacent to the
Aerotech Business Park, a municipally-run business parkoriginally catering towards aviation companies. The zoning has since been changed to allow for other types of companies to locate there. The two largest tenants are Pratt & Whitney Canadaand Northrop Grumman.
Alternate space shuttle landing site
Halifax Airport is one of a handful of sites along eastern
North Americawhere the Space Shuttlecould land if something went wrong during liftoff. [Chris Lambie. Halifax possible shuttle pit stop, "The Chronicle Herald", July 5 2006.]
Incidents and accidents
October 14 2004 MK AirlinesFlight 1602, Boeing 747-200F, a cargo flight, crashed during takeoff from runway 23. All seven crew members died. [ [http://www.tsb.gc.ca/en/reports/air/2004/a04h0004/a04h0004%5Findex.asp Canadian Transportation Safety Board Report] ]
Airlines and destinations
Air Canada(Bermuda [seasonal] , Calgary, Cancun [seasonal] , Cayo Caco/Cayo Guillermo [seasonal] , Cozumel [seasonal] , Edmonton [seasonal] , Holguin [seasonal] , London-Heathrow, Montego Bay [seasonal] , Montréal, Ottawa, Puerto Plata [seasonal] , Punta Cana [seasonal] , St. John's, Toronto-Pearson, Varadero [seasonal] )
Air Canada Jazz(Boston, Charlottetown, Deer Lake, Fredericton, Gander, Goose Bay, Moncton, Montréal, New York-LaGuardia, Ottawa, Saint John, St. John's, Sydney (NS))
Air Canadaoperated by Air Georgian(Charlottetown, Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, Sydney (NS))
Air Transat(Cancún, Frankfurt, London-Gatwick, Orlando, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Varadero) [seasonal]
** American Eagle (Chicago-O'Hare [seasonal] , New York-JFK)
CanJet(Cancún, Fort Lauderdale, Fort McMurray, Orlando, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, St. Petersburg/Clearwater) [seasonal] [ [http://www.canjet.ca/en_flight_status.aspx CanJet] ]
Condor Airlines(Frankfurt [seasonal] )
Continental Expressoperated by ExpressJet Airlines(Newark)
Delta Air Lines
Delta Connectionoperated by Comair(Atlanta, Boston, New York-JFK)
Maritime Air Charter[charter]
Northwest Airlinkoperated by Pinnacle Airlines(Detroit) [seasonal]
Porter Airlines(Ottawa, Quebec City [seasonal] , Toronto-City Centre)
Prince Edward Air[charter]
Skyservice(Cancún, Cayo Coco, Holguin, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Varadero) [seasonal]
Sunwing Airlines(Cancun, Holguin, Punta Cana, Toronto-Pearson, Varadero) [seasonal]
Thomas Cook Airlines(London-Gatwick [seasonal] )
United Expressoperated by Shuttle America(Chicago-O'Hare, Washington-Dulles)
WestJet(Calgary, Cancún [seasonal; begins February 18] , Edmonton [seasonal] , Hamilton, Montreal [seasonal] , Ottawa [seasonal] , Orlando [seasonal] , Toronto-Pearson, St. John's) [ [http://c3dsp.westjet.com/guest/destinations/ourDestinations.jsp WestJet - Our Destinations ] ]
Air Finland(Cancun, Puerto Plata, Stockholm-Arlanda) [seasonal]
Finnair(Helsinki, Puerto Plata, Cancun, Panama City, Holgúin, Fort Lauderdale) [seasonal]
JetX Airlines(Puerto Plata, Reykjavik-Keflavik) [seasonal]
Monarch Airlines(Campeche, Madrid) [seasonal]
Travel Service (Czech Republic)(Reykjavik-Keflavik, Varadero) [seasonal]
*Air Canada Cargo
Gemini Air Cargo)
**(operated by Korean Air Cargo)
FedEx Express(operated by Morningstar Air Express)
Purolator Courier(operated by Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter)
Prince Edward Air
Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum
Atlantic Canada Aviation Museumincludes both military and civil aviation exhibits .
CFB Shearwater(Halifax/Shearwater Airport)
Swissair Flight 111
* [http://www.hiaa.ca/ Halifax Stanfield International Airport Homepage]
* [http://www.greaterhalifax.com/ Greater Halifax Partnership]
** [http://www.flyhalifax.com/ FlyHalifax.com]
* [http://www.airports.org/aci/aci/file/Press%20Releases/PR%2023032005%20AETRA%20results.pdf 2004 AETRA survey results]
* [http://www.copanational.org/PlacesToFly/airport_view.php?pr_id=7&ap_id=479 Page about this airport] on COPA's "Places to Fly" airport directory
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