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Aircraft movement statistics: Small airports, April 2017

Released: 2017-08-11

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).

  Note to readers

This survey collects data on itinerant and local aircraft movements at airports without a NAV CANADA Air Traffic Control Tower or a NAV CANADA Flight Service Station.

An aircraft movement is defined as a take-off, a landing, or a simulated approach by an aircraft.

Data for the same month in the previous year may have been revised.

Annual estimates are released each year.

The data in this monthly release are not seasonally adjusted.


Additional analytical information is now available in "Monthly Aircraft Movements: Small airports - Airports Without NAV CANADA Towers or Flight Service Stations," as part of the service bulletin Aviation (Catalogue number51-004-X).

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