Halifax Stanfield continued to experience steady growth in 2018, achieving a new record of 4,316,079 passengers served – an increase of 5.7% over 2017.
“We’re really pleased to see more and more passengers choosing to use Halifax Stanfield as their destination, point of departure or preferred transfer airport” said Joyce Carter, president & CEO, Halifax International Airport Authority. “We believe this achievement is in part due to our ongoing focus with airline, government and tourism partners to provide the right connections for travellers to get to and from their destination of choice and making smart infrastructure investments to accommodate our growing service offerings.”
In 2018, the biggest percentage area of growth was seen in the international sector, primarily as a result of new services to London and Paris, and additional capacity to Glasgow, Reykjavik and Frankfurt.
Last year, Halifax Stanfield was served by 18 scheduled and charter passenger airlines flying to 43 destinations. The airport served an average of 170 flights each day to various points within Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean.
“We’ve seen an increase in the travel choices available to our passengers, from ultra low-cost flights connecting Halifax to other parts of Canada and more non-stop flights to popular transborder and European destinations,” added Carter. “More choice and price points give passengers more reasons to travel, and our team is happy to be able to welcome so many travellers here at Halifax Stanfield. It’s one of the first and last stops for many visitors to our beautiful region and we’re pleased to play such an important role in the provincial and regional tourism sector.”
Halifax Stanfield has been steadily growing over the last five years, with passenger volume increasing by 17.8%, which equates to an additional 650,000 passengers.