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Aircraft movement statistics: Major airports, March 2015

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Released: 2015-05-21

Aircraft take-offs and landings at Canadian airports with NAV CANADA air traffic control towers and flight service stations increased 4.9% in March from the same month a year earlier. These 91 airports reported 451,891 movements during the month. The 430,840 aircraft movements reported by 92 airports in March 2014 represented the lowest level for a month of March since 1985.

Increases in both itinerant movements (flights from one airport to another) and local movements (flights that remain in the vicinity of the airport) contributed to the overall gain. Itinerant movements rose 3.7% to 315,026, while local movements grew 7.6% to 136,865.

Prince Rupert Airport in British Columbia, while still open, lost its status as a flight service station effective July 24, 2014. This airport had accounted for 228 movements in March 2014.

  Note to readers

Data for March 2014 have been revised.

Additional analytical information is now available in "Monthly Aircraft Movements: Major airports – NAV CANADA Towers and Flight Service Stations," as part of the service bulletin Aviation (Catalogue number51-004-X), from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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