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
Aggregate data only are available for the 19 airports reported by the Manitoba Department of Highways and Transportation listed below.
God’s Lake Narrows
Little Grand Rapids
Red Sucker Lake
South Indian Lake
Aggregate data only are available for the 12 airports reported by the Kativik Regional Government in Quebec listed below.
Aggregate data only are available for Tillsonburg, Ontario.
When comparing monthly data for current year versus previous year, please note that:
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
Clyde River, Nunavut
Déline, Northwest Territories
Fort Liard, Northwest Territories
Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories
Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories
Gamèti/Rae Lakes, Northwest Territories
Lutselk’e, Northwest Territories
Prince Rupert/Digby Island, British Columbia
Prince Rupert/Seal Cove, British Columbia
Tulita, Northwest Territories
Wrigley, Northwest Territories
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.
La Romaine, Quebec
La Tabatière, Quebec
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