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

Release date: April 12, 2018

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Note to readers

The December 2017 edition is the last issue of the service bulletin Monthly Aircraft Movements: Small airports – Airports without NAV CANADA Towers or Flight Service Stations. Monthly data will continue to be made available in The Daily and on CANSIM: tables 401-0021 and 401-0022.

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Analysis

Take-offs and landings at 126 Canadian airports without air traffic control towers reached a total of 36,335 movements in December. Ten airports accounted for 44% of the month’s activity: Peterborough, Ontario (2,629 movements), Moosonee, Ontario (2,379), Red Lake, Ontario (2,036), Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (1,899), Pickle Lake, Ontario (1,386), Island Lake, Manitoba (1,282), St. Theresa Point, Manitoba (1,251), Trois-Rivières, Quebec (1,140), Comox, British Columbia (1,056) and Drummondville, Quebec (771).

Total aircraft movements for the 122 airports for which year-over-year comparisons were possible increased 5.9%, from 33,889 to 35,879 in December 2017, as 72 airports reported more movements. The largest increases were recorded at the following airports: Peterborough (+1,072 movements), Trois-Rivières (+512) and Red Lake (+281). Among those airports with decreases, the largest decline was reported at St. Theresa Point (-900).

In December 2017, 107 airports reported 28,052 itinerant movements (flights from one airport to another), with Moosonee (2,329 movements) and Goose Bay (1,899) recording the largest numbers.

Forty airports reported 6,221 local movements (flights that remain in the vicinity of the airport). Peterborough was the most active site with 2,381 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 current year versus previous year, please note that:
    1. Data for the following airports were included in the report for December 2016 but were not available at the time of the release of this report.
      • Coral Harbour, Nunavut
      • Kangirsuk, Quebec
      • Waskaganish, Quebec
    2. Data for the following airports were included in December 2017 but not in December 2016.
      • Aupaluk, Quebec
      • Inukjuak, Quebec
      • Matagami, Quebec
      • Umiujaq, Quebec
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