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

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Release date: August 11, 2016


In April 2016, take-offs and landings at 116 Canadian airports without air traffic control towers reached a total of 55,769 movements. Nine airports accounted for 42% of the month’s activity: Peterborough, Ontario (4,406 movements), Moosonee, Ontario (3,684), St. Theresa Point, Manitoba (2,344), Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (2,289), Yorkton Municipal, Saskatchewan (2,285),  Muskoka, Ontario (2,190), Comox, British Columbia (2,115), Red Lake, Ontario (2,055) and Trois-Rivières, Quebec (2,010).

Total aircraft movements for the 110 airports for which year over year comparisons were possible increased from 50,380 to 55,204 in April 2016. Overall, the increases recorded at St. Theresa Point (+991 movements), Yorkton Municipal (+862) and Drummondville, Quebec (+658) were sufficient to offset the declines reported at Cambridge Bay, Nunavut (-318) and Elliot Lake Municipal, Ontario (-226).

During April 2016, there were 40,023 itinerant movements (flights from one airport to another) reported by 97 airports with Moosonee (3,614 movements) recording the greatest number.

Forty-six airports reported 13,084 local movements (flights that remain in the vicinity of the airport). Peterborough remained the most active site with 3,778 take-offs and landings, representing 29% 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 April 2015 but were not available at the time of the release of this report.

      Akulivik, Quebec
      Aupaluk, Quebec
      Clyde River, Nunavut
      Fort Frances Municipal, Ontario
      Inukjuak, Quebec
      Ivujivik, Quebec
      Kangiqsujuaq, Quebec
      Kangirsuk, Quebec
      Kimmirut, Nunavut
      Kugluktuk, Nunavut
      Puvirnituq, Quebec
      Quaqtaq, Quebec
      Salluit, Quebec
      Tasiujaq, Quebec
      Umiujaq, Quebec
      Watson Lake, Yukon
    2. Data for the following airports are included in April 2016 but not in April 2015.

      Aklavik, Northwest Territories
      Beaver Creek, Yukon
      Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories
      La Romaine, Quebec
      Sanikiluaq, Nunavut
      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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