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Moncton Monday [02/01]

Jack Koskie

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In the first installment of our featured airports series, we will be doing a crossfire between Halifax (CYHZ) and St. John's (CYYT).


Halifax Stanfield International Airport was first opened in 1960 by Transport Canada. In 2000, CYHZ was bought by the Halifax International Airport Authority and has been operated by them ever since. Though being in a city with less than half a million people, in 2018 it handled over 4.31 million passengers and over 84 thousand aircraft movements. Its a hub for Air Canada Express, Cougar Helicopters, Maritime Air Charter, PAL Airlines and SkyLink Express and has been serving them well since its open.


St. John's International Airport is located on the northern boundary of the beautiful city of St. John's. During World War II, as early as September 1939, the Canadian Government was concerned about the security of the Dominion of Newfoundland, which was not yet part of Canada. In the event of a German raid or attack they felt that the province would be lost. To counter this, the Canadian Government convinced the UK and the Dominion of Newfoundland to build an airfield defence facility which was the origin of CYYT. Since then, the airport has grown nicely but the Canadian Border Service Agency located in the airport can only handle about 165 people but can handle a flight of up to 450 people if the aircraft is deboarded in stages.






On our February 1st installment of Moncton Monday, join us for a crossfire between Halifax (CYHZ) and St. John's (CYYT) while we reconnect the Canadian East Coast.

Jack Koskie

Events/Communications Coordinator

Moncton/Gander FIR



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