Sydney Airport Authority
J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport acts as an international ambassador for
Cape Breton, a role the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport Authority takes
very seriously. In many cases, an airport is the first contact a
traveler will have with a new city, and the rest of the visit can be
affected by the first impression.
In addition to its international
character, J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport lies just 15 minutes from the
Sydney downtown business district and within easy driving distance to
other key areas of Cape Breton Island. The J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport
is crucial to the Island’s economy, both as a conduit to the world and
as a route into our economy.
J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport is located on major air routes serving
Atlantic Canada, as well as the oceanic air routes. The airport has two
ILS equipped runways: one is 7070 x 200 asphalt and the second is 6000 x
Because of location, the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport
is used as a flight planned alternate for flights traveling between
points in Atlantic Canada and flights traveling overseas.