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Monthly Aircraft Movements: Small airports - Airports without NAV CANADA Towers or Flight Service Stations, April 2017

Release date: August 11, 2017 Correction date: (if required)

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Analysis

Take-offs and landings at 113 Canadian airports without air traffic control towers reached a total of 49,152 movements in April. Ten airports accounted for 45% of the month’s activity: Peterborough, Ontario (3,870 movements), Yorkton Municipal, Saskatchewan (2,957), Moosonee, Ontario (2,917), Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (2,203), Red Lake, Ontario (1,835), Comox, British Columbia (1,784), Drummondville, Quebec (1,780), Trois-Rivières, Quebec (1,690), St. Theresa Point, Manitoba (1,551) and Barrie-Orillia-Lake Simcoe Regional, Ontario (1,384).

Total aircraft movements for the 111 airports for which year-over-year comparisons were possible decreased from 55,091 to 48,792 in April 2017 as 73 airports reported fewer movements. The largest declines were recorded at the following airports: Muskoka, Ontario (-1,160 movements), St. Theresa Point (-793) and Moosonee (-767). Among those airports with increases, the largest gains were reported at Yorkton Municipal (+672) and Amos Municipal, Quebec (+357).

In April 2017, there were 33,612 itinerant movements (flights from one airport to another) reported by 94 airports with Moosonee (2,849 movements) and Goose Bay (2,203) recording the largest numbers.

Forty-three airports reported 12,785 local movements (flights that remain in the vicinity of the airport). Peterborough remained the most active site with 3,361 take-offs and landings, representing 26% 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. a) Data for the following airports were included in the report for April 2016 but were not available at the time of the release of this report.

    Arctic Bay, Nunavut
    Elliot Lake Municipal, Ontario
    Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories
    Gjoa Haven, Nunavut
    Kangiqsualujjuaq, Quebec
    Kangiqsujuaq, Quebec
    Sanikiluaq, Nunavut
    Umiujaq, Quebec
    Watson Lake, Yukon

  2. b) Data for the following airports were included in April 2017 but not in April 2016.

    Fort Frances Municipal, Ontario
    Grise Fiord, Nunavut
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