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  1. Following four years of increases, the number of aircraft take-offs and landings at Canadian airports with NAV CANADA air traffic control towers and/or flight service stations decreased by 5.0% in 2009. Ninety-three airports reported almost 5.9 million movements in 2009 compared with 6.2 million movements at 95 airports in 2008.
  2. Itinerant movements (flights from one airport to another) decreased 4.2% (-180,943 movements) in 2009 compared with 2008.
  3. Local movements (flights that remain in the vicinity of the airport) declined 7.1% (-132,219 movements) in 2009 compared with 2008.