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2017: A Record-Breaking Year for Halifax Stanfield

Thu August 9, 2018

This release was originally published by the Halifax International Airport Authority on August 9, 2018.

Halifax Stanfield is contributing more than ever to Nova Scotia.

We’re helping build the economy: contributing more than $3 billion to the provincial economy in 2017, a 7.2 per cent increase from 2016.

We’re making connections: a record-breaking 4 million passengers were served at Halifax Stanfield in 2017.

We’re going global: a record 34,051 metric tonnes of freight was processed at Halifax Stanfield in 2017. The impact of air cargo exporters on the provincial economy in 2017 was $510 million and in December of last year alone, an estimated $30 million in lobster was shipped from Halifax Stanfield. Every fully loaded Boeing 777 cargo freighter to Asia created 16 person-years of employment in Nova Scotia and contributed $1.5 million to the province’s economic output.

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