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

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Release date: November 15, 2016


In July 2016, take-offs and landings at 117 Canadian airports without air traffic control towers reached a total of 64,457 movements. Ten airports accounted for forty-three percent of the month’s activity: Peterborough, Ontario (6,830 movements), Trois-Rivières, Quebec (3,848), Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (3,161), Comox, British Columbia (2,326), Tillsonburg, Ontario (2,204), Red Lake, Ontario (2,116), Muskoka, Ontario (1,951), Barrie-Orillia-Lake Simcoe Regional, Ontario (1,940), Yorkton Municipal, Saskatchewan (1,812) and Collingwood, Ontario (1,790).

Total aircraft movements for the 112 airports for which year-over-year comparisons were possible decreased from 65,959 to 63,248 in July 2016 as 65 airports reported fewer movements. The largest declines were recorded at several airports in Ontario, including Peterborough (-983 movements), Pickle Lake (-719), Red Lake (-355) and Moosonee (-316).  Among those airports with increases, the largest gains were reported at Yorkton Municipal (+472), Rimouski, Quebec (+460) and Collingwood (+435).  

In July 2016, there were 45,857 itinerant movements (flights from one airport to another) reported by 99 airports with Goose Bay (3,161 movements) and Comox (2,326) recording the greatest number.

Fifty-one airports reported 16,161 local movements (flights that remain in the vicinity of the airport). Peterborough remained the most active site with 6,194 take-offs and landings, representing 38% 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 July 2015 but were not available at the time of the release of this report.

      Akulivik, Quebec
      Clyde River, Nunavut
      Fort Frances Municipal, Ontario
      Gjoa Haven, Nunavut
      Igloolik, Nunavut
      Kangiqsujuaq, Quebec
      Kimmirut, Nunavut
      Kugluktuk, Nunavut
      Pikwitonei, Manitoba
      Puvirnituq, Quebec
      Quaqtaq, Quebec
      Tasiujaq, Quebec
      Watson Lake, Yukon

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

      Aklavik, Northwest Territories
      Fort Smith, Northwest Territories
      La Romaine, Quebec
      Sanikiluaq, Nunavut
      Saint-Bruno-de-Guigues, 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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