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Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Serves Goffs, Nova Scotia, Canada

About the Area

Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is located in Goffs, Nova Scotia. It serves the municipality of Halifax as well as the main portion of Nova Scotia.

Halifax has become synonymous with fun day trips and weekend getaways. It’s also a great destination to explore if you want to visit beautiful beaches and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and attractions.

Halifax is packed with dining and relaxation options and has a wide selection of retail stores. Here, you can have a relaxing day by going to the spa, strolling among charming boutiques and shops, and enjoying the sea breeze in one of the beach resorts.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport

YHZ was named after Robert Stanfield, who was the 17th Premier of Nova Scotia. It is the 8th busiest airport in Canada in terms of passenger traffic. It has two runways, with 15 partner airlines travelling to over 45 destinations.

While at the airport, you can experience world-class amenities and services. There are several shops offering a variety of items ranging from travel essentials to unique gift items, and the selection of food and beverages is also varied.

YHZ is open 24 hours a day, but most of the retail and dining services are closed at night. There are no accommodations for an overnight stay at the airport, although there are hotels that are very near to it. 

There are eight Automated Teller Machines at the airport. Four of them are located on the main level while the other three are on the departures level. The eighth ATM is on the lower level of the Airport Parkade.

Children can play at the KidsPort. Located near Gate 18 of the Departures Level, KidsPort is full of fun and interactive activities that kids will enjoy. The airport crew also distributes an airport storybook to entertain kids between six to nine years old.

Only guides and service dogs are allowed to be in the terminal building with passengers. For pets that are traveling with their pet parents, they should be placed in approved kennels while at the terminal building.

Halifax International Airport offers several airport services for the convenience of the passengers. It has a nursing room and a worship center as well as meeting spaces, postal services, and luggage storage services. Free WiFi access is also provided to all passengers.

Are there car rental facilities?

YHZ has car rental facilities located in the lower level of the Airport Parkade. Signs are placed around the Arrivals area to help passengers easily locate these facilities. There are 8 car rental companies currently operating in YHZ and all of them provide a wide variety of services for the passengers’ convenience.

Popular Destinations

Halifax Stanfield International Airport serves over 4 million passengers annually. It offers both inland and international travel. The following places are its popular destinations:

  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia