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Aircraft movement statistics: Small airports, November 2017

Released: 2018-03-08

Take-offs and landings at 125 Canadian airports without air traffic control towers reached 48,142 movements in November.

Ten airports accounted for 48% of the month's activity: Moosonee, Ontario (3,570 movements); St. Theresa Point, Manitoba (2,931); Trois-Rivières, Quebec (2,870); Red Lake, Ontario (2,701); Drummondville, Quebec (2,250); Peterborough, Ontario (2,222); Island Lake, Manitoba (2,016); Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (1,838); Pickle Lake, Ontario (1,481); and Comox, British Columbia (1,241).

In November 2017, aircraft activity at Peterborough Airport declined sharply (-3,890 movements) due to a faculty strike across Ontario colleges that began October 16 and lasted five weeks.

  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, November 2017," as part of the service bulletin Aviation (Catalogue number51-004-X).

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