Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is located 35km (22 miles) from Halifax city centre. It is Canada’s seventh-busiest airport, serving more than 3.5 million passengers each year. Flights to Halifax International arrive from across Canada, the US and Europe.
Since 1998, extensive construction has been underway, including runway renovations and terminal and car park expansions. Efforts are also being focused on improving the aesthetics of the airport with an observation deck and terminal upgrades. Perhaps one of the most significant enhancements at the airport is its new pre-clearance area, which saves travellers a lot of time when boarding a flight to the US.
Currently in the seventh and final phase of its Airport Restoration Program, Halifax International will see taxiway and aircraft apron renovations in 2011. Delays are to be expected, but the programme will soon have the airport in better shape than ever.