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

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Release date: September 15, 2016


In May 2016, take-offs and landings at 115 Canadian airports without air traffic control towers reached a total of 58,363 movements. Ten airports accounted for just over forty percent of the month’s activity: Peterborough, Ontario (5,632 movements), Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (2,800), Moosonee, Ontario (2,678), Red Lake, Ontario (2,362), Tillsonburg, Ontario (2,171), Trois-Rivières, Quebec (1,913) Comox, British Columbia (1,758), Barrie-Orillia-Lake Simcoe Regional, Ontario (1,658), Collingwood, Ontario (1,628) and Muskoka, Ontario (1,603).

Total aircraft movements for the 110 airports for which year-over-year comparisons were possible decreased from 58,722 to 57,664 in May 2016. Overall, the majority of these airports recorded declines including St. Theresa Point, Manitoba (-602 movements), Miramichi, New Brunswick (-506) and Mayo, Yukon (-333). The largest increase was reported at Peterborough (+1,186).

During May 2016, there were 41,831 itinerant movements (flights from one airport to another) reported by 96 airports with Goose Bay (2,800 movements) recording the greatest number.

Forty-six airports reported 14,147 local movements (flights that remain in the vicinity of the airport). Peterborough remained the most active site with 4,998 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 May 2015 but were not available at the time of the release of this report.

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

      Aklavik, Northwest Territories
      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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