Sydney, Nova Scotia Airport

Fly to Nova Scotia | Nova Scotia Airports

Effective March 15, 2016 most international visitors to Canada will require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before they are allowed to board an international flight departing for Canada. This authorization is required in addition to a passport. The authorization is not required for U.S. citizens, travellers with a valid visa, or visitors travelling by road or sea. Visit for more information.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport

The Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport is the Atlantic Canadian hub for all domestic, regional and international services. Visit to view a list of airlines providing flight options to Halifax.

JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport

The JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport is located in Sydney, Cape Breton Island with daily air service provided by Air Canada and WestJet. Visit for further information

Fly into Nova Scotia from Anywhere

Scheduled and chartered air service into Nova Scotia is available from:

  • all major Canadian cities
  • all major United States cities through connecting hubs in Boston, Newark, Chicago and Philadelphia.
  • major European cities including London, Frankfurt, and Reykjavik.

Pilots Visiting Nova Scotia Airports

Operators of small aircraft are required to report to Canada Customs by calling 1-888-CANPASS (226-7277) prior to their departure from the United States. You can obtain customs information concerning small aircraft and a list of airports serviced by Customs by contacting Canadian Border Services Agency.

Visit for information on the Canada Flight Supplement and other aeronautical information products.

Entering Nova Scotia Airports via Canada Customs

Passport and visa requirements for visiting Canada will vary according to your citizenship, residency and purpose for visiting Canada.

It's Interesting

  • Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport, (IATA: YQY, ICAO: CYQY), is located within the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, 5 NM (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) east northeast of Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, in the community of Reserve Mines.
    The airport is classified as an airport of...

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