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

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Release date: March 9, 2017


Take-offs and landings at 111 Canadian airports without air traffic control towers reached a total of 45,380 movements in November. Ten airports accounted for 48% of the month’s activity: Peterborough, Ontario (6,112 movements), Moosonee, Ontario (2,518), Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (2,455), Trois-Rivières, Quebec (2,069), Red Lake, Ontario (1,697), St. Theresa Point, Manitoba (1,519), Pickle Lake, Ontario (1,508),  Comox, British Columbia (1,366), Island Lake, Manitoba (1,317) and Collingwood, Ontario (1,256).

Total aircraft movements for the 109 airports for which year-over-year comparisons were possible rose from 43,661 to 44,890 in November 2016 as 47 airports reported increased activity. Overall, the increases recorded at Peterborough (+1,510 movements), Sherbrooke, Quebec (+497) and Yorkton Municipal, Saskatchewan (+424) were sufficient to offset the declines reported at Drummondville, Quebec (-1,047) and Moosonee (-666).

In November 2016, there were 31,780 itinerant movements (flights from one airport to another) reported by 92 airports with Moosonee (2,464 movements) and Goose Bay (2,455) recording the largest numbers.

Forty-five airports reported 11,417 local movements (flights that remain in the vicinity of the airport). Peterborough remained the most active site with 5,596 take-offs and landings, representing 49% 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 November 2015 but were not available at the time of the release of this report.

      Aupaluk, Quebec
      Beaver Creek, Yukon
      Fort Frances Municipal, Ontario
      Gjoa Haven, Nunavut
      Inukjuak, Quebec
      Ivujivik, Quebec
      Kangiqsualujjuaq, Quebec
      Kangirsuk, Quebec
      Puvirnituq, Quebec
      Quaqtaq, Quebec
      Salluit, Quebec
      Tasiujaq, Quebec
      Umiujaq, Quebec
      Watson Lake, Yukon

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

      Aklavik, Northwest Territories
      Dawson, Yukon

  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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