Halifax Stanfield is Atlantic Canada’s principal full-service airport providing passengers and cargo clients with direct access to markets across Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean Basin, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Halifax Stanfield offers Canada Customs services on a 24-hour, seven day a week basis, and it’s the only airport in Atlantic Canada with U.S. preclearance and International to Domestic processing facilities. The Airport is a major economic generator, contributing $3.8 billion annually to the provincial economy. In 2019, Halifax Stanfield served 4.2 million passengers and processed 41,000 metric tonnes of cargo. A recognized innovator in the global airport industry, Halifax Stanfield was the first airport in North America to offer a self-service baggage drop system for all passengers and is consistently ranked among the best airports in the world. 

Halifax Stanfield sits on 960 hectares of land approximately 40 kilometres (25 miles) from downtown Halifax. The airport operates with state-of-the-art airfield equipment and provides simultaneous intersecting runway operation. This gives the airport increased traffic capacity, reduced delays, and an opportunity to offer fuel savings.


05/23 10,500 x 200 feet (3,200 x 61 metres) asphalt/concrete
14/32 7,700 x 200 feet (2,346 x 61 metres) asphalt

Taxiways A to H, J, K, M:
Width 75 feet except for K, which is 50 feet

Navigational Aids

Category II Instrument Landing System (ILS)

Geographic Location

Latitude 44° – 52’ – 52″ North
Longitude 63° – 30’ – 31″ West
Elevation 477’ ASL

Terminal Building Access

32 Operational Gates
13 Loading Bridge Positions
Accommodates all jets up to B747

Control Tower

NAVCANADA operates the Air Navigation System across Canada. At Halifax Stanfield International Airport the control tower is a six-level, 22 metre-high, free-standing tower boasting state-of-the-art air traffic control consoles and communications equipment, as well as the associated infrastructure such as water, storm and sewer systems, power, communications, parking and access roads.