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

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Release date: December 6, 2016


In August 2016, take-offs and landings at 117 Canadian airports without air traffic control towers reached a total of 63,587 movements. Ten airports accounted for forty-one percent of the month’s activity: Peterborough, Ontario (6,959 movements), Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (3,233),Trois-Rivières, Quebec (2,609), Comox, British Columbia (2,090), Barrie-Orillia-Lake Simcoe Regional, Ontario (2,027), Red Lake, Ontario (2,019), Muskoka, Ontario (1,853), Tillsonburg, Ontario (1,791), Drummondville, Quebec (1,656) and Collingwood, Ontario (1,654).

Total aircraft movements for the 113 airports for which year-over-year comparisons were possible increased from 61,662 to 63,029 in August 2016 as 62 airports reported more movements. Overall, the increases recorded at Trois-Rivières (+705 movements), Drummondville (+445) and Charlo, New Brunswick (+315) were sufficient to offset the declines reported at Pickle Lake, Ontario (-676), Sherbrooke, Quebec (-381) and Island Lake, Manitoba (-267).  

In August 2016, there were 45,213 itinerant movements (flights from one airport to another) reported by 99 airports with Goose Bay (3,233 movements) and Comox (2,090) recording the greatest number.

Forty-nine airports reported 15,690 local movements (flights that remain in the vicinity of the airport). Peterborough remained the most active site with 6,376 take-offs and landings, representing 41% 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 current year versus previous year, please note that:

    1. Data for the following airports were included in the report for August 2015 but were not available at the time of the release of this report.

      Aupaluk, Quebec
      Fort Frances Municipal, Ontario
      Gjoa Haven, Nunavut
      Inukjuak, Quebec
      Kangiqsujuaq, Quebec
      Kangirsuk, Quebec
      Kimmirut, Nunavut
      Kugluktuk, Nunavut
      Pikwitonei, Manitoba
      Quaqtaq, Quebec
      Salluit, Quebec
      Tasiujaq, Quebec
      Watson Lake, Yukon

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

      Aklavik, Northwest Territories
      La Romaine, Quebec
      Sanikiluaq, Nunavut
      Umiujaq, 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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