Airports in Nova Scotia

There are only two airports in Nova Scotia offering scheduled commercial flights. Combined, these two airports handle about 4 million passengers each year. However, all the major airlines have year round flights to the airports. We’ve included a map of Nova Scotia airports to help you visualize where each airport is located.

List of airports

Halifax Stanfield Airport – IATA Code – YHZ – (~ 4.3 M passengers)

The Halifax Stanfield Int. Airport is the 8th of busiest Canadian airports and the main airport in Nova Scotia. The airport is located about 30 km northeast of Halifax and 28 km from Dartmouth. The airport serves as hub for Air Canada Express, PAL Airlines, additionally around 15 other airlines operate scheduled flights from the airport, in addition to the many domestic destinations there is a considerable international network available from the airport in the summer season. Getting to and from the airport, from the airport there are scheduled buses to Halifax or Dartmouth and other cities in Nova Scotia.

JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport IATA Code – YQY – (~ 0.2 M passengers)

The Sydney airport is the second most important airport in Nova Scotia, the airport mainly serves as a “feeder” airport for Halifax stanfield and Toronto–Pearson airport. The airport is located 13 km northeast of Sydney and 9 km west of Glace Bay. The scheduled flights from the airport are operated by Air Canada Express, WestJet and WestJet Encore.

Airports in neighboring provinces

Airports in New BrunswickAirports on Prince Edward Island

Nova Scotia Airports Map

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