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

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Release date: March 10, 2016


In November 2015, take-offs and landings at 123 Canadian airports without air traffic control towers reached a total of 46,040 movements. Six airports, each with more than 1,500 movements, accounted for 33% of the month’s activity: Peterborough, Ontario (4,602 movements), Moosonee, Ontario (3,184), Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (2,288), Red Lake, Ontario (1,732), Trois-Rivières, Quebec (1,690) and St. Theresa Point, Manitoba (1,591).

Total aircraft movements for the 113 airports for which year-over-year comparisons were possible rose from 42,267 in November 2014 to 44,153 in November 2015. Overall, the increases recorded at several airports, including Drummondville, Quebec (+841 movements), Peterborough (+720), and Collingwood, Ontario (+622), were sufficient to offset the declines reported at Red Lake (-636), Yorkton Municipal, Saskatchewan (-419), and Moosonee (-337).

During November 2015, there were 34,544 itinerant movements (flights from one airport to another) reported by 104 airports, with Moosonee (3,152 movements), Goose Bay (2,288), and Red Lake (1,602) recording the greatest number.

Forty-eight airports reported 9,438 local movements (flights that remain in the vicinity of the airport). Peterborough remained the most active site with 4,098 take-offs and landings. Activity at this airport represented 43% 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 the current year versus the previous year, please note that:

    1. Data for the following airports were included in the report for November 2014 but were not available for November 2015 at the time of the release of this report.

      Clyde River, Nunavut
      Dawson, Yukon
      Déline, Northwest Territories
      Grise Fiord, Nunavut
      Kimmirut, Nunavut
      Kugluktuk, Nunavut
    2. Data for the following airports were included in November 2015 but not in November 2014.

      Aupaluk, Quebec
      Inukjuak, Quebec
      Ivujivik, Quebec
      Kangiqsualujjuaq, Quebec
      Kangirsuk, Quebec
      Puvirnituq, Quebec
      Quaqtaq, Quebec
      Salluit, Quebec
      Tasiujaq, Quebec
      Umiujaq, Quebec
  5. As per NAV CANADA’s Flight Supplement, as of November 2015, Repulse Bay (Nunavut) is now Naujaat. The community’s name was officially changed on July 1, 2015.
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