Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA), a locally controlled, non-share capital corporation, was incorporated in November of 1995.

On February 1, 2000, Halifax International Airport Authority took over the management of Halifax Stanfield International Airport, as Transport Canada relinquished its role of operator in favour of a more appropriate role as landlord and regulator. This historical event in the life of our community will help to ensure that Halifax Stanfield International Airport will continue to provide the world class service for which it has become internationally known.


Inspired people and partners creating Canada’s best gateway airport.


Accelerating the growth of our communities by connecting people and goods to the world.


Core values come from within our organization. These values guide us in our decisions, actions and behaviours, which in turn support the success of our people, our organization, our visitors and our stakeholders. Through consultation with employees and the board of directors, HIAA’s corporate values are below.

People Matter

We are friendly, caring and innovative, creating a place where everyone feels respected, included and inspired.

Always Safe and Secure

We have an unrelenting focus on the health, safety and security of people, passengers, visitors and goods.

The Right Thing to Do

We make decisions based on integrity and a sense of humanity.

Acting Today for Tomorrow

We apply sustainability principles to help create a better airport and healthier communities – now and into the future.

Above and Beyond

We deliver service excellence that is recognized around the world.

Together is Better

We collaborate and cooperate to successfully achieve our common goals.