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  1. For the fourth year, aircraft take-offs and landings at Canadian airports with NAV CANADA air traffic control towers and/or flight service stations continued to increase. These 95 airports reported 6.21 million movements in 2008 compared with 6.07 million movements in 2007, an increase of 2.3% (+141,467 movements). Total movements had been declining since the last peak observed in 1999 (6.64 million movements).
  2. Itinerant movements (flights from one airport to another) increased 2.1% (+89,030 movements) in 2008 compared with a year earlier.
  3. Local movements (flights that remain in the vicinity of the airport) increased 2.9% (+52,437 movements) in 2008 compared with 2007.