We take the safety and security of our passengers and staff very seriously. We comply fully with all government-issued security measures, meeting or exceeding Transport Canada standards.
Travel During Inclement Weather
Inclement weather can cause flight delays and cancellations. The terminal building never closes so travellers will never be stranded without shelter. To check on the status of your flight, contact your airline directly or visit Today’s Flights which is updated regularly by the airlines and shows flight information for the next several hours.
The suggested airport arrival times are estimates given by each airline, and can vary depending on many factors. For information on specific flights, please check with your airline before you come to the airport.
The Airport Authority recommends allowing at least 2 hours for all flights.
All passengers should carry photo identification. Travellers flying to international destinations, including the United States, must have a valid passport.
Some countries also require other documentation. To find out what you need to travel from Canada to specific countries, contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. To get information on what you need to travel to Canada, please contact Canada Border Services Agency.
Luggage and Security Screening
The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is responsible for pre-board screening of passengers and their belongings. They determine what can or cannot be taken aboard an aircraft. For more information, call 1.888.294.2202 or visit their web site.
CATSA has introduced full body scanning as a new security measure for secondary screening in select Canadian airports, including Halifax. Click here for more details.
Halifax Stanfield International Airport complies fully with all government-issued security measures. For more information regarding airport security visit Transport Canada’s web site.
Our security service runs a Security Operations Centre (SOC) 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It also manages the restricted area access clearance program, maintains a key control system, and enforces parking and traffic regulations.