Monthly Aircraft Movements: Small airports - Airports without NAV CANADA Towers or Flight Service Stations, March 2016

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Release date: July 13, 2016


In March 2016, take-offs and landings at 120 Canadian airports without air traffic control towers reached a total of 43,647 movements. Six airports, accounted for 27% of the month’s activity: Peterborough, Ontario (3,362 movements), Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (2,337), Red Lake, Ontario (1,777), Comox, British Columbia (1,552), Trois-Rivières, Quebec (1,475) and Pickle Lake, Ontario (1,417).

Total aircraft movements for the 114 airports for which year over year comparisons were possible increased from 42,336 to 42,963 in March 2016. The airports with the largest increases were Red Lake (+424 movements), Kangiqsujuaq, Quebec (+367) and Pickle Lake (+335).

During March 2016, there were 33,290 itinerant movements (flights from one airport to another) reported by 101 airports with Goose Bay (2,337 movements) recording the greatest number.

Forty-seven airports reported 8,249 local movements (flights that remain in the vicinity of the airport). Peterborough remained the most active site with 2,882 take-offs and landings, representing 35% of the total local movements reported.

Factors which may have influenced 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 March 2015 but were not available at the time of the release of this report.

      Akulivik, Quebec
      Clyde River, Nunavut
      Fort Frances Municipal, Ontario
      Inukjuak, Quebec
      Kangiqsualujjuaq, Quebec
      Kangirsuk, Quebec
      Kimmirut, Nunavut
      Kugluktuk, Nunavut
      Salluit, Quebec
      Tasiujaq, Quebec
      Watson Lake, Yukon
    2. Data for the following airports are included in March 2016 but not in March 2015.

      Aklavik, Northwest Territories
      Beaver Creek, Yukon
      Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories
      La Romaine, Quebec
      Umiujaq, Quebec
      Wemindji, Quebec
  5. As per the November 2015 NAV CANADA Flight Supplement, the name of the airport in Repulse Bay, Nunavut was changed to Naujaat. The community’s name was officially changed on July 1, 2015.
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