Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)

Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is the largest airport in Atlantic Canada and the sixth busiest airport in Canada by passenger traffic, handling over 4 million passengers annually. It is located in Goffs, Nova Scotia, a rural community of the Halifax Regional Municipality. The airport serves the Halifax region, mainland Nova Scotia, and adjacent areas in the neighbouring Maritime provinces.

Halifax Stanfield is a hub for Air Canada Express, Cougar Helicopters, Maritime Air Charter, and PAL Airlines. It offers non-stop flights to over 28 destinations in Canada, the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. The airport is also a major cargo hub, handling over 35,000 tonnes of cargo annually.

Halifax Stanfield is operated by the Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA), a locally controlled, non-share capital corporation. The HIAA is responsible for the management and operation of the airport, as well as for planning and developing future airport facilities and services.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport is a vital economic asset to the Halifax region and to Nova Scotia as a whole. The airport supports over 10,000 jobs and generates over $1 billion in annual economic activity.

General Information about Halifax Stanfield Airport

The following table is an overview of YHZ Airport indicated below:

AirportHalifax Stanfield International Airport
Airport TypePublic
OwnerTransport Canada
OperatorHalifax International Airport Authority
Built In (Year)August 1, 1960
ServesHalifax Regional Municipality
Halifax Stanfield Airport CodeCYHZ, YHZ
Hub forAir Canada,
Porter Airlines
Halifax Stanfield Airport TerminalsOne Passenger Terminal
YHZ Airport Runway2
YHZ Airport Coordinates44°52′47″N 063°30′37″W
Contact Number902-873-4422
Halifax Stanfield Airport Address747 Bell Blvd, Goffs, NS B2T 1K2, Canada
Website Addresshalifaxstanfield.ca
Elevation477 ft / 145 m

Halifax Stanfield Airport Code

Halifax Stanfield International Airport code is YHZ. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport Halifax Stanfield. 


Halifax Stanfield Airport Map

The Halifax Stanfield International Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport Runway

Halifax Stanfield Airport has two runways: 

NameLength (in mtr)Length (in ft)Surface

Halifax Stanfield International Airport Terminal

Halifax Stanfield International Airport has a single passenger terminal with three levels.

  • Main level: Domestic and international check-in, arrivals, restaurants, and retail shopping.
  • Lower level: Car rental companies and other ground transportation facilities.
  • Departure level: Gates, security screening, and other amenities for departing passengers.

Nearest Airports to Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)

Some of the closest airports to YHZ Airport are:

  • Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM / CYQM) – 222 km
  • Charlottetown Airport (YYG / CYYG) – 301 km
  • Saint John Airport (YSJ / CYSJ) – 378 km
  • Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport (YQY / CYQY) – 385 km
  • Îles-de-la-Madeleine Airport (YGR / CYGR) – 389 km
  • Fredericton International Airport (YFC / CYFC) – 398 km

Airlines Operating from Halifax Stanfield Airport

The following airlines operate from Halifax Stanfield International Airport:

  • American Airlines
  • Condor
  • Discover Airlines
  • Air Canada
  • Air Saint-Pierre
  • Flair Airlines
  • Lynx Air
  • PAL Airlines
  • Porter
  • Swoop
  • WestJet
  • Maritime Air Charter Limited
  • NovaJet
  • PAL Aerospace
  • Sable Aviation
  • Vision
  • Air Transat
  • Sunwing