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

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Release date: February 09, 2018


Take-offs and landings at 128 Canadian airports without air traffic control towers reached a total of 51,667 movements in October. Ten airports accounted for 39% of the month’s activity: Peterborough, Ontario (3,985 movements), Red Lake, Ontario (2,435), Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (2,386), Barrie-Orillia-Lake Simcoe Regional, Ontario (2,188), Drummondville, Quebec (1,748), Trois-Rivières, Quebec (1,626), Pickle Lake, Ontario (1,488), Comox, British Columbia (1,481), Moosonee, Ontario (1,360) and Collingwood, Ontario (1,359).

Total aircraft movements for the 114 airports for which year-over-year comparisons were possible increased 7.0%, from 46,465 to 49,722 in October 2017, as 72 airports reported more movements. The largest increases were recorded at the following airports: Drummondville (+1,461 movements), Red Lake (+654) and Barrie-Orillia-Lake Simcoe Regional (+368). Among those airports with decreases, the largest declines were reported at Peterborough (-1,067) and Goose Bay (-631).

In October 2017, 109 airports reported 37,237 itinerant movements (flights from one airport to another), with Goose Bay (2,386 movements) and Red Lake (2,115) recording the largest numbers.

Fifty airports reported 12,185 local movements (flights that remain in the vicinity of the airport). Peterborough remained the most active site with 3,428 take-offs and landings, representing 28% 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:
    • a) Data for the following airports were included in the report for October 2016 but were not available at the time of the release of this report.
    • Matagami, Quebec
    • Sanikiluaq, Nunavut
    • Waskaganish, Quebec
    • b) Data for the following airports were included in October 2017 but not in October 2016.
    • Aupaluk, Quebec
    • Clyde River, Nunavut
    • Inukjuak, Quebec
    • Ivujivik, Quebec
    • Kangiqsualujjuaq, Quebec
    • Kangiqsujuaq, Quebec
    • Kangirsuk, Quebec
    • Pikwitonei, Manitoba
    • Puvirnituq, Quebec
    • Quaqtaq, Quebec
    • Salluit, Quebec
    • Tasiujaq, Quebec
    • Teslin, Yukon
    • Umiujaq, Quebec
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