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J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport partners with Commissionaires


PHOTO: Commissionaires Nova Scotia; J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport

Commissionaires Nova Scotia and J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport have announced a partnership for the provision of security services.

According to a company statement, Commissionaires is responsible for the overall security of land, buildings, the terminal and the runway at J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport. They will also handle medical emergencies in the terminal and oversee medevac flights. Commissionaires will be the first point of contact for visitors to Cape Breton and serve as ambassadors for the region.

The airport authority has partnered with Commissionaires Nova Scotia with an automatically renewing contract. The agreement will ensure jobs into the future for the veteran commissionaires providing security at the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport.

“As a community airport we recognize the value of community-based non-profits like Commissionaires Nova Scotia,” said Mike MacKinnon, CEO of J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport, in a prepared statement. “Commissionaires has supported us through an incredibly difficult period over the past 18 months, and we want to lock in this partnership as the skies reopen in our region.”

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“This contract is a recognition of J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport’s confidence in our security team and the safety we provide for their employees, property and travellers,” said Geoff Hamilton, CEO of Commissionaires Nova Scotia. “The airport has partnered with us because we’re not just another security company. We provide exceptional service and value, but more importantly we support our local community, Canada’s veterans and our employees.”