Monthly Aircraft Movements: Small airports - Airports Without NAV CANADA Towers or Flight Service Stations

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In October 2014, aircraft take-offs and landings at 116 Canadian airports without air traffic control towers reached a total of 47,773 movements. Three airports, each with more than 2,000 movements, accounted for 20% of the month’s activity: Peterborough, Ontario (4,363 movements), Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (3,204) and Red Lake, Ontario (2,044).

Total aircraft movements for the 107 airports for which year over year comparisons were possible fell to 46,428 from 48,128 in October 2013. The majority of these airports reported declines, led by Barrie-Orillia-Lake Simcoe Regional, Ontario (-939 movements), Stony Rapids, Saskatchewan (-463), and Sydney, Nova Scotia (-404). A large increase (2,042 movements) at the busiest airport, Peterborough, was insufficient to offset the declines reported by most airports.  The increase in movements at Peterborough may be due to the arrival of a new flight school which began operations in January 2014.

During October 2014, there were 35,175 itinerant movements (flights from one airport to another) reported by 97 airports with Goose Bay (3,204 movements) recording the greatest number.

Forty-seven airports reported 10,560 local movements (flights that remain in the vicinity of the airport). Peterborough remained the most active site with 3,547 take-offs and landings, representing 34% of the total local movements reported.

Factors influencing the data

  1. Aggregate data only are available for the 19 airports reported by the Manitoba Department of Highways and Transportation listed below.

    Berens River
    Bloodvein River
    Cross Lake
    God’s Lake Narrows
    God’s River
    Lac Brochet
    Little Grand Rapids
    Oxford House
    Poplar River
    Red Sucker Lake
    South Indian Lake
    Tadoule Lake
    Thicket Portage
    York Landing

  2. Aggregate data only are available for the 12 airports reported by the Kativik Regional Government in Quebec listed below.


  3. Aggregate data only are available for Tillsonburg, Ontario.

  4. When comparing monthly data for current year versus previous year, please note that:

    1. Data for the following airports were included in the report for October 2013 but were not available at the time of the release of this report.

      Aklavik, Northwest Territories
      Akulivik, Quebec
      Aupaluk, Quebec
      Clyde River, Nunavut
      Déline, Northwest Territories
      Fort Liard, Northwest Territories
      Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories
      Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories
      Gamèti/Rae Lakes, Northwest Territories
      Inukjuak, Quebec
      Ivujivik, Quebec
      Kangiqsualujjuaq, Quebec
      Kangiqsujuaq, Quebec
      Kangirsuk, Quebec
      Kimmirut, Nunavut
      Lutselk’e, Northwest Territories
      Pangnirtung, Nunavut
      Prince Rupert/Digby Island, British Columbia
      Prince Rupert/Seal Cove, British Columbia
      Puvirnituq, Quebec
      Quaqtaq, Quebec
      Salluit, Quebec
      Sanikiluaq, Nunavut
      Tasiujaq, Quebec
      Tulita, Northwest Territories
      Umiujaq, Quebec
      Wrigley, Northwest Territories

    2. Data for the following airports are included in October 2014 but not in October 2013. These airports have started to report data as of March 2014.

      Bonaventure, Quebec
      Isle-aux-Grues, Quebec
      Kegaska, Quebec
      La Romaine, Quebec
      La Tabatière, Quebec
      Matagami, Quebec
      Montmagny, Quebec
      St-Bruno-de-Guigues, Quebec
      Tête-à-la-Baleine, Quebec

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