Commissionaires touch down at Halifax Stanfield after winning Parking and Curbside Services contract

Contract ends five-year hiatus at the airport, will employ up to 65 commissionaires in frontline, customer service role

Thursday, December 30, 2021 – Commissionaires Nova Scotia (CNS) is back at Halifax Stanfield International Airport after securing a multi-year contract to provide Parking and Curbside Services. 

Services officially commenced this week, with CNS providing staff to support daily operations for all groundside parking areas, including the parkade, terminal exterior parking lot, remote parking lots, staff employee lots, and Park ’N Fly, when services resume. Up to 65 commissionaires will be employed at the site.  

“We’re pleased to welcome the Commissionaires back to Halifax Stanfield,” said Glen Boone, Director, Cargo and Real Estate at Halifax International Airport Authority. 

“Their team will play an important role in maintaining the positive experience we’re known for at Halifax Stanfield, by supporting passengers who use our parking and curbside services.”  

The return to Halifax Stanfield marks a homecoming of sorts for CNS, who first began providing security services to the airport while it was under construction and continued to do so for over 50 years. 

A leader in public safety and customer service, CNS is proud to again be partnering with Halifax Stanfield as the airport and airlines begin their comeback from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We have spent the past few years making CNS into a world-class security provider, leveraging technology and focusing on skills training,” said Geoff Hamilton, CEO, Commissionaires Nova Scotia.

“We look forward to applying our new tools and mindset at the airport, which has been such a big part of Commissionaires’ identity in Nova Scotia for the past 60 years. We want Halifax Stanfield to know how committed we are to their success.”

The new contract rounds out a busy year for CNS, which earlier in 2021 was selected to provide security services for J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport. The company was also tapped to provide screening services for Nova Scotia Health and serve as the Official Public Safety Partner for HFX Wanderers FC.