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

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Release date: October 14, 2016


In June 2016, take-offs and landings at 114 Canadian airports without air traffic control towers reached a total of 62,718 movements. Ten airports accounted for just over forty percent of the month’s activity: Peterborough, Ontario (8,084 movements), Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (3,168), Red Lake, Ontario (2,257), Comox, British Columbia (2,010), Barrie-Orillia-Lake Simcoe Regional, Ontario (1,866), Tillsonburg, Ontario (1,765), Sherbrooke, Quebec (1,744), Trois-Rivières, Quebec (1,739), Muskoka, Ontario (1,657) and Collingwood, Ontario (1,646).

Total aircraft movements for the 110 airports for which year-over-year comparisons were possible decreased from 63,209 to 62,193 in June 2016 as half of the airports reported fewer movements. Large declines were recorded at Red Lake (-988 movements), Drummondville, Quebec (-903), Mayo, Yukon (-700) and Fort Smith, Northwest Territories (-692). Among those airports with increases, the largest gains were reported at Peterborough (+1,843), Collingwood (+873), Rimouski, Quebec (+399) and Barrie-Orillia-Lake Simcoe Regional (+346).

In June 2016, there were 45,175 itinerant movements (flights from one airport to another) reported by 95 airports with Goose Bay (3,168 movements) and Red Lake (2,085) recording the greatest number.

Forty-nine airports reported 14,879 local movements (flights that remain in the vicinity of the airport). Peterborough remained the most active site with 7,364 take-offs and landings, representing just under 50% 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 June 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
      Kangiqsualujjuaq, Quebec
      Kangiqsujuaq, Quebec
      Kangirsuk, Quebec
      Kimmirut, Nunavut
      Kagaaruk, Nunavut
      Kugluktuk, Nunavut
      Puvirnituq, Quebec
      Quaqtaq, Quebec
      Salluit, Quebec
      Umiujaq, Quebec
      Watson Lake, Yukon

    2. Data for the following airports are included in June 2016 but not in June 2015.

      Aklavik, 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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