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 Halifax International Airport

Halifax's Stanfield International Airport is the eighth-busiest airport in Canada in terms of passenger traffic, handling more than 3 million people in 2016. Halifax is a port city in Nova Scotia with a rich maritime and military history. Skyscanner finds travellers the cheapest flights available by searching multiple airlines on different days.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Halifax

The most popular time to visit Halifax is May through October when the weather is pleasant and many summer and fall festivals celebrated. However, that is prime tourist season, which means higher prices. The off-season is November through February, which is prime time for snow skiing. Prices are low in March and April, but it rains often. Skyscanner's Price Alert tool monitors airfare and lets users know when the prices change.

Airlines That Fly to Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Fourteen airlines service Halifax Stanfield International Airport, including Air Canada and WestJet. Travellers can find a complete list of airlines that fly to Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Skyscanner's Airlines page. Be warned; there are multiple seasonal flights that are not always available.

What To Expect When Arriving at the Airport

Six car rental companies have offices at the airport: Alamo/National, Avis, Budget, Dollar/Thrifty, Enterprise, and Hertz. The offices are on the Lower Level of the Airport Parkade. Curbside car services are available, and a one-way trip to downtown Halifax costs CA$63. A bus to downtown Halifax runs often and costs CA$3.50. Note that exact change is required.

Airport Facilities

The airport has free Wi-Fi throughout the terminal. The airport is also home to the 169-room ALT Hotel, a non-denominational worship centre open 24 hours and staffed by three chaplains, a rentable greeter's booth (CA$75 a day), and several play areas equipped with a padded floor. Several ATMs, including one with U.S. currency, and a foreign currency exchange are available. Autism Nova Scotia and the airport have material available for people on the autism spectrum that can prove helpful to those afraid of flying.

What to See and Do in Halifax

Citadel Hill overlooks the city, and the fort on top was named for King George III. Fort George is now a Victorian-era living history museum. A key point for the expulsion of the Acadians, it has often served as an internment camp. The massive British military presence at Fort George may have been what kept Nova Scotia loyal to the Crown during the American Revolutionary War. Similar to the design of the Citadel of Quebec, the fort is known for the Halifax Town Clock, which was built because the local garrison of British troops was known for running late.

Nova Scotia is also home to the Cape Breton Miners' Museum, where visitors can take an underground tour. The Miners' Village, next to the museum, is a historical area featuring a company store from the 1850-1900 era. Retired miners conduct tours of the coal mines, and during the summer, a miners' choir performs in the mines.

Travellers visiting Halifax can use Skyscanner not only to book a flight but hotels and rental cars as well in order to see all this charming city has to offer.

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 Airport Contact Details

Halifax International Airport

Address:
1 Bell Boulevard,
Enfield,
Nova Scotia,
B2T 1K2,
CANADA

Tel:+1 (1)902 8734422
Fax:+1 (1)902 8734750

Website:

Owner:
Halifax Int´l Airport Authority

 Location Details

Longitude:63° 31' 0'' W
Latitude:44° 52' 59'' N
IATA code:YHZ
ICAO code:CYHZ

 Airport Location

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