Halifax International Airport Authority Welcomes “Blue Sky” Announcement

Halifax, N.S. – Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) applauds Transport Canada’s initiative to move towards a more liberalized international air transportation policy announced yesterday.

“We welcome the opportunity to pursue new markets and destinations for Atlantic Canadian business and leisure travelers”, says HIAA President & CEO Eleanor Humphries. “We have supported this initiative since its inception with partners such as the Canadian Airports Council and the Metropolitan Halifax Chamber of Commerce.”

“HIAA is an enthusiastic supporter of policies and undertakings that allow the mutually beneficial transport of people, innovation and ideas. We actively seek to assist and support the exchange of information that helps build a stronger, more prosperous world. In today’s global economy, barriers must be removed and collaboration increased to ensure that Halifax, Atlantic Canada and our entire country compete and contribute to a better tomorrow”, she added.

Halifax International Airport is Atlantic Canada’s gateway to the world. It is the region’s principal full-service airport providing passengers and cargo clients with access to markets across the country, the United States and Europe, and the only airport in Atlantic Canada to offer U.S. preclearance by on-site U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. The Airport welcomes more than 3.2 million passengers each year, and is an internationally recognized leader in customer service, having received three first place awards in the AETRA Airport Customer Satisfaction Survey two years in a row.