TIANS applauds the staff and management of the Halifax Stanfield International Airport (HSIA), recently named the 5th Best Airport in the World for airports that service fewer than 5 million passengers. The Skytrax World Airport Awards also named Halifax Stanfield as the 3rd Best Regional Airport in North America and the 8th Best Airport in North America – Halifax was the only Canadian airport in the regional category.

“The Halifax Stanfield International Airport is the major gateway to our region,” says Scott MacAulay, Chairman of TIANS. “Having this level of recognition and standing among the world’s best airports is not only a great testament to the efforts of the people at Halifax Stanfield but will also greatly enhance the brand of Nova Scotia”. Halifax Stanfield has moved up significantly in the regional rankings over the last three year; an overall ranking of 58 out of 100 worldwide, up from 88 in 2011 and 68 in 2012.

“HSIA is a crucial part of the transportation and tourism infrastructure in the province and one of our greatest assets,” says Darlene Grant Fiander, President of TIANS. “Our ability to have this level of quality product and service that is delivered by HSIA will continue to be a key part of our future success as we strive to attract new business into the region,” says Grant Fiander.

As well as support tourism and trade, HSIA is a major employer and significant contributor to the economy of Nova Scotia. All Nova Scotians should be very proud to have one the best airports in the world right here in Nova Scotia.

Working with partner associations and stakeholders, TIANS is committed to representing the best interests of the Industry; enhancing and supporting the development of a competitive business environment; advocating on issues critical to the industry's success; and most importantly, leading Nova Scotia's most promising economic sector.

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Ms. Darlene Grant Fiander, President
Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia
2089 Maitland Street, Halifax, NS B3K 2Z8
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