Halifax International Airport Authority

Halifax International
Airport Authority
FoundedHalifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (1995 (1995))
HeadquartersHalifax Stanfield International Airport, Goffs, Nova Scotia
Number of locations
1 airport
Area served
Halifax Regional Municipality
Key people
Peter McDonough (Chair)
Joyce F. Carter, FCA (President and CEO)
ServicesAirport authority
Revenue$67 million (2010)[1]
Total assets$73.4 million (2010)[1]
Number of employees
132 full time
27 seasonal[2]

The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) is a Canadian airport authority charged with operating Halifax Stanfield International Airport on behalf of Transport Canada.

The HIAA was established in November 1995 in advance of changes to the operation of Canadian airports by the federal government.[3] The federal government through its Department of Transport had owned and operated the airport since its construction in 1960, however by the 1990s it was examining ways to reduce the payroll and scope of Transport Canada's activities. Beginning with changes to the Canada Transportation Act in 1995, Transport Canada began to divest the operation of sea ports and airports to non-profit authorities.

On February 1, 2000 HIAA took over management of Halifax Stanfield International Airport from Transport Canada.[4] Transport Canada remains the owner of the airport and charges the HIAA rent, as well as establishing regulations governing airport operations.

Since then, HIAA has undertaken an aggressive construction schedule to implement long-neglected improvements to the airport infrastructure.[5][6] A passenger user fee is charged on all passengers using the airport which helps to fund such improvements to runways and the passenger terminal.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2011-08-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Careers". Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  3. ^ "About the Airport Authority". Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  4. ^ "Control of Halifax International Airport Trandferred to Halifax International Airport Authority". 1 February 2000. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  5. ^ "Halifax International Airport Expansion - News Releases". Transport Canada. 14 October 1997. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  6. ^ "Transport Canada Centre at Halifax International Airport Will Be Expanded - News Releases". Transport Canada. 10 December 2002. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2010-06-13.

External links

  • "Halifax Stanfield International Airport". Archived from the original on 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
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