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Aircraft movement statistics: Major airports, October 2014

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Released: 2015-02-06

Aircraft take-offs and landings at Canadian airports with NAV CANADA air traffic control towers and flight service stations decreased 5.5% in October 2014 from the same month the previous year. The 91 airports in October reported 460,016 movements compared with 486,958 movements at 93 airports during the same month a year earlier.

Both itinerant movements (flights from one airport to another) and local movements (flights that remain in the vicinity of the airport) contributed to the decline. Itinerant movements fell by 4.0% to 329,355, while local movements were down 9.2% to 130,661.

The Edmonton City Centre Airport closed on November 30, 2013, and the Prince Rupert Airport, while still open, lost its status as a flight service station effective July 24, 2014. These two airports accounted for 4,516 movements in October 2013.

  Note to readers

This release also includes the monthly aircraft movement statistics of major airports from March to September 2014. Data for January and February 2014 have been revised.

The October 2014 edition is the last issue of the publication Aircraft Movement Statistics: NAV CANADA Towers and Flight Service Stations (TP 141) (Catalogue number51-007-X). Data previously included in the publication will be regularly released and made available in The Daily, CANSIM or the service bulletin Aviation (Catalogue number51-004-X).

Additional information previously included in the publication is available on the Aircraft Movement Statistics (survey 2715) page of our website.

A summary table with information on airports with NAV CANADA air traffic control towers is available. From the Browse by key resource module of our website, under Summary tables, choose Subject, then Transportation.

The October 2014 issue of Aircraft Movement Statistics: NAV CANADA Towers and Flight Service Stations (TP 141) (Catalogue number51-007-X) is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications. This report is a joint publication of Statistics Canada and Transport Canada.

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