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Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport[1]
Halifax International Airport

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IATA: YHZ – ICAO: CYHZ
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Transport Canada[2]
Operator Halifax International Airport Authority
Serves Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia
Location Enfield, Nova Scotia
Elevation AMSL 477 ft / 145 m
Coordinates 44°52′51″N 063°30′31″W / 44.88083, -63.50861
Website www.hiaa.ca
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 8,800 2,682 Asphalt/Concrete
14/32 7,700 2,347 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft Movements 86,087
Number of Passengers 3,378,601
Movements from Transport Canada.[3] Passengers from Halifax International Airport Authority.[4]

Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport[5], or Halifax International Airport (IATA: YHZICAO: CYHZ) is an airport in Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada that serves the Halifax Regional Municipality and central Nova Scotia as well as adjacent areas in the neighbouring Maritime provinces. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Transport Canada is the department within the government of Canada which is responsible for developing regulations, policies and services of transportation in Canada. ... Halifax International Airport is an airport in Enfield, Nova Scotia, and serves Halifax and central Nova Scotia as well as nearby areas of the Maritime provinces. ... Motto: {{Unhide = {{{}}}}} E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: Location City Information Established: April 1, 1996 Area: urban area 79. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Enfield, pop. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... Base layer of asphalt concrete in a road under construction. ... Concrete being poured, raked and vibrated into place in residential construction in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Transport Canada is the department within the government of Canada which is responsible for developing regulations, policies and services of transportation in Canada. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Enfield, pop. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Motto: {{Unhide = {{{}}}}} E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: Location City Information Established: April 1, 1996 Area: urban area 79. ... The Maritime provinces. ...


It is one of Canada's busiest airports by passenger traffic, serving nearly 3.4 million passengers in 2006, and the 21st busiest by aircraft movements. Owned by Transport Canada since it was constructed, in 2000 the airport's operation was transferred to the Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA). The airport hosts the headquarters of Air Canada Jazz and Canjet. Canadas busiest airport by aircraft movements and number of passengers served is Toronto Pearson International Airport, which is also the only Canadian airport ranked in the top 30 airports in the world (by number of passengers). ... Transport Canada is the department within the government of Canada which is responsible for developing regulations, policies and services of transportation in Canada. ... Halifax International Airport is an airport in Enfield, Nova Scotia, and serves Halifax and central Nova Scotia as well as nearby areas of the Maritime provinces. ... Jazz Air LP (Air Canada Jazz) is an airline based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... CanJet Airlines Boeing 737 arriving in Toronto. ...


In 2006 the airport handled a total of 3,378,601 passengers[4] and 86,087 aircraft movements.[3] For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

Contents

History

Pre 1960

See also: Saunders Park

An airfield on the Halifax Peninsula operated 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. Saunders Park is a small park in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Aerial Photo of the Peninsula The peninsula, bordered by Halifax Harbour, the Northwest Arm, and the Bedford Basin, is the part of Halifax that was first settled. ... Canadian Forces Base Shearwater (CFB Shearwater) is a Canadian Forces base located in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia on the eastern shore of Halifax harbour. ...


The airport was moved outside of the city to Goffs in an attempt to reduce delays to flight operations caused by fog.


Operation Yellow Ribbon

Halifax International Airport during Operation Yellow Ribbon

On September 11, 2001, Halifax International Airport was part of Operation Yellow Ribbon, as it took 44 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. [2] Image File history File links Scene at Halifax International Airport as 44 aircraft are diverted there. ... Image File history File links Scene at Halifax International Airport as 44 aircraft are diverted there. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Operation Yellow Ribbon is the name of the operation that Transport Canada created to handle the diversion of civilian airline flights following the September 11, 2001 attacks. ... Vancouver International Airport (IATA: YVR, ICAO: CYVR) is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, about 15 kilometres from downtown Vancouver. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (Aéroport international Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau de Montréal) or Montréal-Trudeau for short, is an international airport serving Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...

View of apron from top observation room
WestJet Boeing 737 loading passengers

To honour the people of Gander and Halifax for their support during the operation, Lufthansa named a new Airbus A340-300 "Gander-Halifax" on May 16, 2002. That airplane is listed with the registration D-AIFC ([3]), and is the first and sole aircraft of the whole fleet with a city name outside of Germany. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 542 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1755 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 542 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1755 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 421 pixelsFull resolution (1931 × 1015 pixel, file size: 618 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 421 pixelsFull resolution (1931 × 1015 pixel, file size: 618 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A WestJet Boeing 737-700 WestJet (TSX: WJA) is a Canadian low-cost carrier based in Calgary, Alberta, that flies to most major cities in Canada and 11 cities in the United States. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body airliner. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the largest airline in Germany, and the second-largest in Europe (behind Air France-KLM, but before British Airways). ... Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

Arrivals Hall
Food court

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Renaming

In 2005 the main passenger terminal was renamed in honour of Robert L. Stanfield, the former Premier of Nova Scotia and federal Leader of the Official Opposition, with a plaque placed on the public observation floor. On Friday February 9, 2007 Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrived 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. The Right Honourable Robert Lorne Stanfield (April 11, 1914-December 16, 2003) was Premier of Nova Scotia and leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. ... Categories: Stub | Nova Scotia premiers ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ...


Awards

Halifax International Airport fared well in the 2005 AETRA survey for passenger satisfaction, produced by IATA and Airports Council International. Halifax International 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. The International Air Transport Association is an international trade organization of airlines headquarted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Airports Council International (ACI) is the leading international trade group of the worlds commercial aviation industry, based in Geneva, Switzerland. ...


In March 2007, Halifax International Airport earned two first-place finishes in the 2006 Airports Council International (ACI) Service Quality Awards held in Dubai, UAE. 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 Americas in the new category of Airport People Awards, and second in the best domestic airport worldwide category.[6]


Airport

Terminal and renovations

The airport terminal soon after construction. The modern building was one of the first in Nova Scotia to incorporate large glass curtain walls into its design [1].

The airport terminal building at the Halifax International 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. Image File history File links YHZ_in_1960. ... Image File history File links YHZ_in_1960. ...

Departure area and shops, summer 2007

Since 1998, Halifax International 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 run-ways, 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. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 510 pixelsFull resolution (2486 × 1584 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 510 pixelsFull resolution (2486 × 1584 pixel, file size: 1. ...


In December 2004, U.S. Customs and Border Protection approved Halifax International for U.S. border preclearance. It took effect in late 2006. HIAA was previously the busiest airport in Canada without U.S. Customs preclearance. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a bureau of the United States Department of Homeland Security, is charged with regulating and facilitating international trade, collecting import duties, and enforcing U.S. trade laws. ... The United States maintains border preclearance facilities at a number of ports and airports in foreign countries. ...


Aerotech Business Park

The Halifax International Airport is located adjacent to the Aerotech Business Park, a municipally-run business park originally 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 Canada and Northrop Grumman. A business park in Santa Barbara County, California A business park or business estate is an area of land in which many office buildings are grouped together. ... Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC) is a Canadian aircraft engine manufacturer. ... The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of a 1994 merger between Northrop and Grumman. ...


Alternate space shuttle landing site

Halifax International Airport is one of a handful of sites along eastern North America where the space shuttle could land if something went wrong during liftoff.[4] North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... For the current Space Shuttle mission, see STS-117 NASAs Space Shuttle, officially called Space Transportation System (STS), is the United States governments current manned launch vehicle. ...


Incidents and accidents

  • *On October 14, 2004 MK Airlines Flight 1602, Boeing 747-200F a cargo flight, crashed during takeoff from runway 23. All seven crew members died. Link to the Canadian Transportation Safety Board Report

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Airlines and destinations

Passenger

  • Air Canada (Bermuda, Calgary, Cancún, Cayo Coco, Edmonton [seasonal], Fort McMurray [seasonal], Holguin, London-Heathrow, Montego Bay, Montréal, Orlando, Ottawa, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Saint John, St. John's, Toronto-Pearson, Varadero)
    • 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 Canada operated by Air Georgian regional hub (Charlottetown, Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, Sydney (NS))
  • Air Saint-Pierre (Saint-Pierre)
  • Air Transat (Cancún, Cayo Coco, Frankfurt, London-Gatwick, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Varadero)
  • American Airlines
Diagram of airport

Air Canada is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Jazz Air LP (Air Canada Jazz) is an airline based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Air Canada is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Air Georgian is an airline based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. ... Air Saint-Pierre is an airline based at Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. ... Air Transat is an airline based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, operating scheduled and charter flights and serving 90 destinations in 25 countries. ... American Airlines (AA) is the largest airline in the world in terms of total passengers-miles transported[1] and fleet size [2], and the second-largest airline in the world (behind Air France-KLM) in terms of total operating revenues[3]. A wholly owned subsidiary of the AMR Corporation, the... American Eagle Airlines is an airline based in Fort Worth, Texas. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (641x988, 74 KB)Halifax International Airport diagram. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (641x988, 74 KB)Halifax International Airport diagram. ... CanJet Airlines Boeing 737 arriving in Toronto. ... Condor Flugdienst is an airline based in Germany. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is an American certificated air carrier. ... Continental Express (IATA: n/a, ICAO: BTA, and Callsign: Jet Link) is the operating name of ExpressJet Airlines for Continental Airlines. ... ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... Delta Connection is the name under which seven regional airlines operate short and medium haul routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ... Comair is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines based in Erlanger, Kentucky, USA, a city near the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport, which serves Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Delta Connection is the name under which seven regional airlines operate short and medium haul routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ... This is an article about an airline in North America. ... Icelandair is the flag carrier airline of Iceland, based in in Reykjavík. ... Maritime Air Charter is a small charter airline based in Halifax, Nova Scotia offering commercial and business air charter service. ... Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota near Minneapolis-St. ... Northwest Airlink is the name of Northwest Airlines commuter airline subsidiaries, flying turboprops and regional jets from Northwests domestic hubs in Minneapolis, Detroit, and Memphis. ... Pinnacle Airlines (formerly Express Airlines I) is a American regional airline based in Memphis, Tennessee operating all of its flights under the name Northwest Airlink for Northwest Airlines. ... Porter Airlines is a regional passenger carrier that will be operating in Canada from Toronto City Centre Airport starting in October 2006. ... Prince Edward Air Ltd. ... Provincial Airlines Saab 340 Provincial Airlines is an airline operating in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, providing passenger, cargo, and other air services. ... Skyservice Inc. ... Sunwing Airlines is an airline based in Canada. ... Thomas Cook Airlines Boeing 757-200 series at Glasgow International Airport July 2006. ... United Airlines, also known as United Air Lines, Inc. ... United Express is a brand name under which nine regional airlines operate feeder flights for United Airlines from small markets to Uniteds domestic hub airports. ... Shuttle America is a major airline based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. It feeds United Airlines flights at Chicago, Denver, and Washington as United Express, and feeds Delta Air Lines flights at Atlanta and New York as Delta Connection. ... A WestJet Boeing 737-700 WestJet (TSX: WJA) is a Canadian low-cost carrier based in Calgary, Alberta, that flies to most major cities in Canada and 11 cities in the United States. ... Zoom Airlines is a Canadian scheduled airline based in Ottawa, Ontario. ...

Cargo airlines

Cargojet Airways is a cargo airline based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. ... FedEx Express is the worlds largest cargo airline based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. It is a subsidiary of the FedEx Corporation and delivers packages and freight to 220 countries each day. ... Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter is a cargo airline based in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. ... Purolator Courier is a Canadian courier 97% of which is owned by Canada Post. ... Gemini Air Cargo MD-11 Gemini Air Cargo is a cargo airline headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, USA. It operates worldwide cargo schedules and charters on a wet-lease basis. ... Air Canada is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ...

Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum

The nearby Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum includes both military and civil aviation exhibits . The Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum is Atlantic Canadas only museum devoted to preserving all aspects of Atlantic Canadas aviation heritage. ...


See also

Canadian Forces Base Shearwater (CFB Shearwater) or Halifax/Shearwater Airport, (ICAO CYAW, IATA YAW), is a Canadian Forces base located in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia on the eastern shore of Halifax harbour. ... Swissair Flight 111 (SR-111, SWR-111) was a Swissair McDonnell Douglas MD-11 on a scheduled airline flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, United States to Cointrin International Airport in Geneva, Switzerland. ...

References

  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 5 July 2007 to 0901Z 30 August 2007.
  2. ^ Airport Divestiture Status Report
  3. ^ a b Transport Canada TP 1496 - Preliminary aircraft statistics 2006
  4. ^ a b Halifax Passenger Statistics
  5. ^ Canada's New Government Renames Halifax International Airport in Honour of Robert L. Stanfield
  6. ^ World’s top customer service airports for 2006

The Canada Flight Supplement with its current blue cover since Nav Canada took over publication. ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precision atomic time standard. ...

External links

  • Halifax International Airport Homepage
    • FlyHalifax.com
  • 2004 AETRA survey results
  • Current Aviation Weather for CYHZ
  • Page about this airport on COPA's Places to Fly airport directory

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Halifax Stanfield International Airport is serious about safety and security for our passengers and staff, and complies fully with all government-issued security measures, always meeting or exceeding Transport Canada standards.
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Halifax International Airport is an airport in Enfield, Nova Scotia, and serves Halifax and central Nova Scotia as well as nearby areas of the Maritime provinces.
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Halifax International Aiport fared well in the 2004 AETRA survey for passenger satisfaction, produced by IATA and Airports Council International.
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