Monthly Aircraft Movements: Small airports - Airports without NAV CANADA Towers or Flight Service Stations, March 2015

    Monthly Aircraft Movements: Small airports - Airports without NAV CANADA Towers or Flight Service Stations, March 2015

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    In March 2015, take-offs and landings at 122 Canadian airports without air traffic control towers reached a total of 44,465 movements. Seven airports, each with more than 1,000 movements, accounted for 29% of the month’s activity: Peterborough, Ontario (3,597 movements), Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (2,542), Comox, British Columbia (1,696), Red Lake, Ontario (1,353), Trois-Rivières, Quebec (1,329), Moosonee, Ontario (1,151) and Pickle Lake, Ontario (1,082).

    Total aircraft movements for the 120 airports for which year over year comparisons were possible rose to 44,455 from 43,578 in March 2014. The majority of airports reported increases led by Hay River, Northwest Territories (483 movements), Sherbrooke, Quebec (354), Miramichi, New Brunswick (256) and Tofino, British Columbia (241). A large decrease (-1,334) at the busiest airport, Peterborough, was insufficient to offset the increases reported by most airports.  

    During March 2015, there were 34,301 itinerant movements (flights from one airport to another) reported by 103 airports with Goose Bay (2,542 movements) recording the greatest number.

    Thirty-nine airports reported 7,896 local movements (flights that remain in the vicinity of the airport). Despite a large decrease (-1,211 movements), Peterborough remained the most active site with 3,346 take-offs and landings. Activity at this airport represented 42% 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 March 2014 but were not available for March 2015 at the time of the release of this report.

        Déline, Northwest Territories
        Fort Liard, Northwest Territories
        Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories
        Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories
        Gjoa Haven, Nunavut
        Grise Fiord, Nunavut
        La Romaine, Québec
        Prince Rupert/Digby Island, British Columbia
        Prince Rupert/Seal Cove, British Columbia
        Sanikiluaq, Nunavut
        Tulita, Northwest Territories
        Wemindji, Quebec
        Wrigley, Northwest Territories

      2. Data for the following airports are included in March 2015 but not in March 2014.

        Teslin, Northwest Territories
        Whale Cove, Nunavut

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