Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of parking at the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport?

$2.00 per hour for the first 3 hours, after that the daily rate applies.

The daily rate is $10 per day.
The weekly rate is $60 per week.
The yearly rate is $750 per year.

Do you have a shuttle service from/to hotels?

No, we do not have hotel shuttle services, please see our Transportation link for a list of Taxi and Shuttle companies available.

Can I rent a car at the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport?

Yes, there are rental agencies located in our terminal.
Avis and Budget - 902-563-2847.
National and Enterprise - 902-539-1303.

My flight was cancelled, what should I do?

In the event that your flight has been cancelled, immediately contact your airline to make alternate arrangements.
Air Canada - 1-888-247-2262
WestJet - 1-800-538-5696


My baggage was delayed or lost, what should I do?

If there is an issue with your baggage, please contact your airline.

Air Canada's baggage center can be reached at 1 888 689-BAGS (2247)

The WestJet lost or damaged baggage contact number is 1-866-666-6224


Does the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport have self check-in kiosks?

No, our airport does not have self-check in kiosks at this time however Air Canada and Westjet offer customers online check-in. You can check-in on-line 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure time.

Is there an ATM at the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport?

Yes, we have an ATM located next to our car rental agencies.

Can I smoke cannabis at the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport?

No –the usage of cannabis is prohibited anywhere on J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport property.

Are there any current employment opportunities at the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport?

Any current employment opportunities with our airport would be posted on our Career link, or Indeed. We encourage you to periodically check there for any employment opportunities that may arise.

Can I store my vehicle at the airport over the winter?

Yes, we offer winter storage of vehicles however our space is limited. We recommend calling during the early summer months to get your name on our list.

How Far is the Airport, Distance and Driving Time From:

  • Downtown Sydney – 12.8 KM or about 14 minutes
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park (Cheticamp) – 178 KM or about 2 hours 10 minutes.
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park (Ingonish)- 159 KM or about 1 hours, 55 minutes
  • Baddeck- 92 KM or about an hour
  • Inverness and Cabot Golf resort - 166 KM or about 2 hours.
  • Louisbourg – 48.3 KM or about 35 minutes