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

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

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    In May 2015, take-offs and landings at 125 Canadian airports without air traffic control towers reached a total of 61,913 movements. Six airports, each with more than 2,000 movements, accounted for 27% of the month’s activity: Peterborough, Ontario (4,446 movements), Moosonee, Ontario (2,952), Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (2,791), Red Lake, Ontario (2,151), St. Theresa Point, Manitoba (2,148), and Trois-Rivieres, Quebec (2,139).

    Year over year comparisons were possible for 121 airports. These airports reported a decrease of 4,715 (-7.1%) in total aircraft movements from May 2014. The large drops at Peterborough (-3,731 movements) and Moosonee (-1,326) were sufficient to offset increases at Drummondville, Quebec (+639) and Dawson, Yukon, (+472). The increase was particularly significant at Dawson as the number of movements more than doubled as aircraft were deployed to help fight record wildfires in the territory during the month.

    During May 2015, there were 46,162 itinerant movements (flights from one airport to another) reported by 106 airports with Moosonee (2,910 movements) recording the greatest number.

    Fifty-one airports reported 13,452 local movements (flights that remain in the vicinity of the airport). Peterborough remained the most active site with 3,970 take-offs and landings. Activity at this airport represents 30% of the total local movements reported.

    Factors influencing the data

    1. Aggregate data only are available for the following 19 airports reported by Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation:
      • Berens River
      • Bloodvein River
      • Brochet
      • Cross Lake
      • God’s Lake Narrows
      • God’s River
      • Ilford
      • Lac Brochet
      • Little Grand Rapids
      • Oxford House
      • Pikwitonei
      • Poplar River
      • Pukatawagan
      • Red Sucker Lake
      • Shamattawa
      • South Indian Lake
      • Tadoule Lake/
      • Thicket Portage
      • York Landing
    2. Aggregate data only are available for the following 12 airports reported by the Kativik Regional Government in Quebec:
      • Akulivik
      • Aupaluk
      • Inukjuak
      • Ivujivik
      • Kangiqsualujjuaq
      • Kangiqsujuaq
      • Kangirsuk
      • Puvirnituq
      • Quaqtaq
      • Salluit
      • Tasiujaq
      • Umiujaq
    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 May 2014 but were not available for May 2015 at the time of the release of this report.
        • Clyde River, Nunavut
        • Déline, Northwest Territories
        • Fort Liard, Northwest Territories
        • Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories
        • Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories
        • Gjoa Haven, Nunavut
        • Grise Fiord, Nunavut
        • La Romaine, Quebec
        • Prince Rupert/Digby Island, British Columbia
        • Prince Rupert/Seal Cove, British Columbia
        • Sanikiluaq, Nunavut
        • Tulita, Northwest Territories
        • Wrigley, Northwest Territories
      2. Data for the following airports are included in May 2015 but not in May 2014.
        • Burwash, Yukon
        • Kimmirut, Northwest Territories
        • Teslin, Northwest Territories
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