Saturday, June 15, 2024

Halifax Stanfield reports record losses

The COVID-19 pandemic abruptly stalled air travel activity beginning in March 2020, resulting in the largest financial loss ever recorded by Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA). This, and other details about how the pandemic affected HIAA and its plans for recovery, were presented today at its Annual Public Meeting, held virtually to comply with COVID-19 […]

Ground broken at Halifax Stanfield logistics park

Ground has been broken at Halifax Stanfield International Airport’s Air Cargo Logistics Park in a ceremony attended by airport executives and local dignitaries. The logistics park will be built on 25 acres of vacant land at Halifax Stanfield and include a new cargo apron area, buildings for cargo handling, an aircraft de-icing facility and associated […]

Halifax Stanfield snaps up tasty lobster market

Growth shows no signs of slowing down at Halifax Stanfield International Airport as demand for Nova Scotia seafood continues to increase. The airport operator, Halifax International Airport Authority tells Air Cargo Week that cargo volumes have increased consistently over the last five years, with 2018 growing 8.5%. The first half of 2019 was up over […]

Live lobster is catch of the cargo at Halifax Stanfield

Live lobster is the cargo of the day, every day at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, with significant growth in exports to China, Europe and US. Nova Scotia seafood represented a significant portion of the record 36,938 tonnes of cargo at Halifax Stanfield, an increase of 8.5% over 2017 and the fifth consecutive year of growth. […]

$23m logistics park to be built at Halifax Stanfield

An air cargo logistics park will be constructed at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, at a cost of C$23 million. The project involves developing new cargo facilities at the airport and new buildings for cargo handling. The logistics park will have easy access to the regional highway system, Burnside Business Park in Halifax and cargo facilities […]

TSB investigates Sky Lease runway overrun in Halifax

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating a runway overrun by a Sky Lease Cargo Boeing 747-400 Freighter at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. At 05.05 local time on 7 November, the aircraft coming from Chicago O’Hare International Airport overran Runway 14 coming to a rest 210 metres off the end of the runway. There […]

No need to look west to find the right gateway

The East Coast of the USA and Canada is a crucial cargo trade lane linking some of the biggest cities in North America to European, Asian and South American economic hubs, writes David Craik. Miami International Airport (MIA) is one example, with most recent figures revealing that it recorded four per cent growth in freight […]

Lobsters help Halifax Stanfield grow 21%

Cargo volumes at Halifax Stanfield International Airport grew 21.4 per cent in the first quarter of 2017 due to new direct flights to China transporting lobsters, Halifax International Airport Authority director for cargo & real estate development, Glen Boone (pictured) explains. This follows a record year in 2016 with 4.1 per cent growth to 33,330 […]

Tonnage growth of 4.1% at Halifax Stanfield in 2016

Halifax Stanfield International Airport saw cargo growth of 4.1 per cent in 2016 compared to 2015. The Canadian gateway handled 33,329 tonnes and says much of that freight was Nova Scotian lobster It estimates $187 million (Canadian dollars) of seafood and lobster exports were shipped from Halifax Stanfield in 2016 up approximately $40 million from 2015. As […]

Lobster run for Yangtze River Express from Halifax

Lobsters will make up the payload of Chinese carrier Yangtze River Express Airlines’ charter freighter services to Halifax Stanfield International Airport starting from 7 January. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) says the carrier will use a Boeing 747-400 Freighter for five additional cargo flights operating on a charter basis between Canada and China in the month of January. […]

Halifax Stanfield and Incheon expand sister airport agreement

Halifax Stanfield International Airport has celebrated six years of a ‘sister airport’ agreement with Incheon International Airport by further expanding the deal. Since initially starting the agreement in 2010, cargo exports have been a major focus area, with live lobster exports to Asia doubling between 2010 and 2015. Halifax says the value of live lobster […]

CAL Cargo starts Halifax freighter service stocked with seafood

Tonnes of Nova Scotia seafood has been shipped overseas again from Halifax Stanfield International Airport (HIAA) by CAL Cargo Airlines. CAL Cargo Airlines now operates cargo flights to Liege Airport using a Boeing 747-400 Freighter with connecting service to Hong Kong and Shanghai in China. The carrier’s chief executive officer, Eyal Zagagi says: “We’re thrilled […]