Instructions To Air Carriers For Reporting Daily Airport Activities Report

Statement 6(I,F)

I   General Description and Authority

The Daily Airport Activities Report collects scheduled revenue passenger and cargo data at Canadian airports on a flight basis. Data are captured in a traffic flow format; that is, for each departing flight, both enplaned and departing passengers (and cargo) are collected as well as the next stop in the flight itinerary. For arriving flights, deplaned and arriving passengers (and cargo) as well as the last (previous) stop in the flight itinerary are recorded.

The data are collected from the carriers by the Aviation Statistics Centre (Statistics Canada) on behalf of Transport Canada pursuant to Chapter S-19 of the Statistics Act as well as Section 50 of the Canada Transportation Act.

II    Effective Date of Instructions

The reporting instructions contained herein are to be effective from April 1, 1997.

III   Coverage

Services of carriers required to be filed on this survey include:

  • 1) Canadian Level I carriers
    • All unit toll (scheduled) routes.
  • 2) Canadian carriers not assigned to reporting Level I
    • All unit toll (scheduled) routes which are operated in whole or in part using aircraft with maximum take-off weight greater than 30 000 kg.
  • 3) Foreign carriers
    • All unit toll (scheduled) routes which involve a Canadian point (except as a technical stop) which are operated in whole or in part using aircraft with maximum take-off weight greater than 30 000 kg.

Subcontracts / Joint Services

An air carrier operating a unit toll service on behalf of another carrier is responsible for ensuring that the required Daily Airport Activities statistics are filed.

IV   Method of Reporting Statement 6(I,F)

1. Statement 6(I,F) forms

Supplies of Statement 6(I,F) forms are available, on request, from the Aviation Statistics Centre. A sample of the form can be found in Appendix A. These should be mailed using the return envelopes available or sent to the Aviation Statistics Centre at the address below in Section 3.

2. Computer Listings

Computer listings of data may be filed provided that the layout matches the Statement 6(I,F) form. These should be mailed using the return envelopes available or sent to the Aviation Statistics Centre at the address below in Section 3.

3. Computer Diskette

Data may be filed on diskette in ASCII format using the same record layout as for magnetic tapes which is provided in Appendix A. Upon consultation with the Aviation Statistics Centre, it may be possible to file data in other formats e.g. Microsoft Excel. Diskettes should be sent to the Aviation Statistics Centre at the following address:

  • Aviation Statistics Centre
    Statistics Canada
    Room 1506, Main Building
    Ottawa, ON Canada
    K1A 0T6

    Telephone: (613) 951-0068
    Facsimile: (613) 951-0010

4. Magnetic Tape

Tapes should be IBM 3480 cartridges.

The carrier name, month and year are to marked on the external label of each tape submitted.

Tapes are to be sent with transmittal forms a copy of which is found in Appendix A. A duplicate copy of the transmittal form should be sent to the Aviation Statistics Centre (address in Section 3 above) for notification of shipment.

Tapes should be sent to the following address:

  • Macdonald Cartier Data Centre
    1600 Tom Roberts Ave
    Gloucester, ON Canada
    K1V 1E6

    Telephone: (613) 990-9624

V   Period Covered and Due Date

The Daily Airport Activities Report (Statement 6(I,F)) is to be filed monthly and is due thirty days after the reference period.

VI  Data Fields, Definitions and Instructions

A.  Record Layout

Data Fields, Definitions and Instructions: Record Layout
Field Description Size Type Justified Position
1 Carrier Code 3 A Left 1-3
2 Month 2 N Right 4-5
3 Year 4 N Right 6-9
4 Unit of Weight Used, 1=kg , 2=lbs 1 N Right 10
5 Reporting Airport 4 A Left 11-14
6 Flight Number 4 N Right 15-18
7 Origin of Flight 4 A Left 19-22
8 Destination of Flight 4 A Left 23-26
9 Type of Flight 1 N Right 27
10 Type of Activity 1 A Left 28
11 Aircraft Type 5 AN Left 29-33
12 Aircraft Capacity - Available Seats 3 N Right 34-36
13 Aircraft Capacity - Total Available Weight 6 N Right 37-42
14 Arriving/Departing Code 1 = arriving 2 = departing 1 N Right 43
15 Code for Sequence 2 N Right 44-45
16 filler - blank 4     46-49
17 Actual Time - Day of Arrival/Departure 2 N Right 50-51
18 Actual Time - Hour of Arrival/Departure 2 N Right 52-53
19 Actual Time - Minute of Arrival/Departure 2 N   54-55
20 Airport Arrived From/Departed To 4 A Left 56-59
21 filler - blank 3     60-62
22 Revenue Passengers - Arriving/Enplaned 3 N Right 63-65
23 filler - blank 5     66-70
24 Revenue Cargo - Arriving/Enplaned 6 N Right 71-76
25 filler - blank 3     77-79
26 Revenue Passengers - Deplaned/Departing 3 N Right 80-82
27 filler - blank 5     83-87
28 Revenue Cargo - Deplaned/Departing 6 N Right 88-93

B. Definitions and Instructions for Data Fields

1. Carrier Code (Positions 1-3)

Report the ‘Carrier Code’ which appears in the OAG Desktop Guide issued for the reporting month.

2. Month (Positions 4-5)

Report the month of the arrival or departure.

3. Year (Positions 6-9)

Report the year of the arrival or departure.

4. Unit of Weight Used (Position 10)

Indicate which unit of measurement has been used throughout the form;  ‘1’ for kilograms or ‘2’ for pounds.

5. Reporting Airport (Positions 11-14)

Report the ‘Reporting Airport’ using the three-character airport code listed in the OAG Desktop Guide issued for the reporting month. The ‘Reporting Airport’ must always be a Canadian airport.

6. Flight Number (Positions 15-18)

Exclude the carrier prefix when reporting the flight number.

7. Origin of Flight (Positions 19-22)

Report the originating airport according to the actual scheduled flight itinerary. It is to be reported using the three-character airport code listed in the OAG Desktop Guide issued for the reporting month.

8. Destination of Flight (Positions 23-26)

Report the final scheduled destination airport according to the actual scheduled flight itinerary. It is to be reported using the three-character airport code listed in the OAG Desktop Guide issued for the reporting month.

9. Type of Flight (Position 27)

Report flight as a passenger flight or a cargo flight.

  • Type of Flight
    • Passenger
    • Cargo
  • Code
    • 1
    • 3

10. Type of Activity (Position 28)

This field is always to be coded as ‘G’.

  • Type of Activity
    • Scheduled
  • Code
    • G

11. Aircraft Type (Positions 29-33)

A partial list of aircraft designators appears in Appendix B.

12. Aircraft Capacity - Available Seats (Positions 34-36)

Report the total number of seats that were available for occupancy by passengers, either revenue or non-revenue, on the flight segment.

13. Aircraft Capacity - Total Available Weight (Positions 37-42)

Report the total aircraft capacity available for the carriage of revenue and non-revenue passengers, mail and cargo on the flight segment being reported, expressed in the unit of weight indicated on the statement. Total available weight capacity should, in theory, reflect changes for weight penalties because of range, weather and other factors.

14. Arriving/Departing Code (Position 43)

If the flight is an arriving flight then the code ‘1’ is to be entered. The arriving and deplaned traffic data associated with the arriving flight are to be reported on the same line.

If the flight is a departing flight then the code ‘2’ is to be entered. The enplaned and departing traffic data associated with the departing flight are to be reported on the same line.

15. Code for Sequence (Positions 44-45)

A carrier may report ‘Code for Sequence if it does not wish to report ‘Actual Time’ of the arrival or departure. An example can be found below in Section C ‘Time Reporting’.

16. Filler (Positions 46-49)

Leave blank.

17. Actual Time - Day of Arrival/Departure (Positions 50-51)

The actual day of operation in local time of arrival or departure at the gate is to be reported.

When a flight spans two months, only the portion of the flight perching to the reporting month is to be reported. The remainder of the flight should be filed  in the report of the following month.

18. Actual Time - Hour of Arrival/Departure (Positions 52-53)

Report the actual local hour of the arrival or departure at the gate using the 24 hour clock.

19. Actual Time - Minute of Arrival/Departure (Positions 54-55)

Report the actual local minute of the arrival or departure at the gate.

20. Airport Arrived From/Departed To (Positions 56-59)

The ‘Arrived From’ ( or ‘Last Airport’) is to be the three-character code for that airport as listed in the OAG Desktop Guide issued for the reporting month. The last airport corresponds to the actual stop made immediately preceding the reporting airport in the flight itinerary; unless the last actual stop was a technical stop with no traffic or cargo enplaned or deplaned, in which case the previous stop would be used.

The ‘Departed To’ ( or ‘Next Airport’) is to be the three-character code for that airport as listed in the OAG Desktop Guide issued for the reporting month. The next airport corresponds to the actual stop made immediately following the reporting airport in the flight itinerary; unless the next actual stop was a technical stop with no traffic or cargo enplaned or deplaned, in which case the following stop would be used.

22, 24, 26 and 28. The last four fields of the reporting form contain the passenger and cargo data.

For arriving flights (code 1 in position 41) they should be:

  • Arriving
    • Revenue Pax 63-65
    • Cargo Weight 71-76
  • Deplaned
    • Revenue Pax 80-82
    • Cargo Weight 88-93

For departing flights (code 2 in position 41) they should be:

  • Enplaned
    • Revenue Pax 63-65
    • Cargo Weight 71-76
  • Departing
    • Revenue Pax 80-82
    • Cargo Weight 88-93

We are able to calculate intransit passengers from data filed in this manner (arriving minus deplaned or departing minus enplaned)  thus, it is not necessary to explicitly code the number of intransit passengers on the Daily Airport Activities Report.

C. Time Reporting

Carriers are given the option of reporting on an ‘Actual Times’ basis or on a ‘Code for
Sequence’ basis.

Actual Time.
The carrier is to file the actual ramp (gate) time of each departure or arrival. If a carrier reports actual times the ‘code for sequence’ field (positions 44-45) should be left blank.

Code for Sequence
The ‘code for sequence field’ (positions 44-45)  is to contain a number which indicates whether this is the first, second, third etc., Canadian station of the flight.  Foreign origins or destinations are not ‘Reporting Airports’ and therefore, have no sequence numbers.

Example: For the flight itinerary    HKG - YVR - YYZ the correct code for sequence entries would be:

  • Arrival/Departure
    • arrival at YVR
    • departure from YVR
    • arrival at YYZ
  • Code for Sequence
    • 01
    • 01
    • 02

If an aircraft makes a technical stop and no passengers or cargo are enplaned or deplaned then this station is not counted in the sequence numbering.

D. Examples

Assume that the airline with carrier code ZZ operates the following flights on February 2, 1997.

Example 1 Flight number 7488   BKK - HKG - YVR

Example 2 Flight number 5663   FRA - YUL - YYZ

Example 3 Flight number 3529   YVR - YYC - YWG

Note: To illustrate how flights should be reported, only selected fields are shown

Daily Airport Activities Report

  • Carrier code (1-3)
  • Month (4-5)
  • Year (6-9)
  • Unit of Weight Used (10)
    • 1 = kilograms
    • 2 = pounds

Please consult the user guide for additional information on the survey purpose, legal authority, confidentiality and data sharing agreement.

  • Reporting Airport (11-14)
  • Flight Number (15-18)
  • Point of Origin (19-22)
  • Final Scheduled Destination (23-26)
  • Type Of Flight * (27)
  • Type Of Activity ** (28)
  • Aircraft
    • Type (29 - 33)
    • Capacity
      • SeatsAvailable (34-36)
      • Total Available Weight (37-42)
  • Arriving Flight = 1 Departing Flight = 2 (43)
  • Code for Sequence **** (44-45)
  • Actual Day *** (50-51)
  • Actual Time of Arrival or Departure ****
    • Hour (52-53)
    • Minute (54-55)
  • Arrived from (Last Airport) - Departed to (Next Airport) (56-59)
  • Arriving or Deplaned
    Enplaned or Departing
    • Revenue Passengers (63-65)
    • Cargo Weight (71-76)
    • Revenue Passengers (80-82)
    • Cargo Weight (88-93)

Example 1

  • Reporting Airport (11-14) YVR
  • Flight Number (15-18) 7488
  • Point of Origin (19-22) BKK
  • Final Scheduled Destination (23-26) YVR
  • Type Of Flight * (27) 1
  • Type Of Activity ** (28) G
  • Aircraft
    • Type (29 - 33)
    • Capacity
      • SeatsAvailable (34-36)
      • Total Available Weight (37-42)
  • Arriving Flight = 1 Departing Flight = 2 (43) 1
  • Code for Sequence **** (44-45)
  • Actual Day *** (50-51) 2
  • Actual Time of Arrival or Departure ****
    • Hour (52-53)
    • Minute (54-55)
  • Arrived from (Last Airport) - Departed to (Next Airport) (56-59) HKG
  • Arriving or Deplaned
    Enplaned or Departing
    • Revenue Passengers (63-65) 250
    • Cargo Weight (71-76)
    • Revenue Passengers (80-82) 250
    • Cargo Weight (88-93)

Example 2

  • Reporting Airport (11-14) YUL, YUL, YYZ
  • Flight Number (15-18) 5663, 5663, 5663
  • Point of Origin (19-22) FRA, FRA, FRA
  • Final Scheduled Destination (23-26) YYZ, YYZ, YYZ
  • Type Of Flight * (27) 1,    , 1
  • Type Of Activity ** (28) G, G, G
  • Aircraft
    • Type (29 - 33)
    • Capacity
      • SeatsAvailable (34-36)
      • Total Available Weight (37-42)
  • Arriving Flight = 1 Departing Flight = 2 (43) 1, 2, 1
  • Code for Sequence **** (44-45)
  • Actual Day *** (50-51) 2, 2, 2
  • Actual Time of Arrival or Departure ****
    • Hour (52-53)
    • Minute (54-55)
  • Arrived from (Last Airport) - Departed to (Next Airport) (56-59) FRA, YYZ, YUL
  • Arriving or Deplaned
    Enplaned or Departing
    • Revenue Passengers (63-65) 325, 75, 300
    • Cargo Weight (71-76)
    • Revenue Passengers (80-82) 100, 300, 300
    • Cargo Weight (88-93)

Example 3

  • Reporting Airport (11-14) YVR, YYC, YYC, YWG
  • Flight Number (15-18) 3529, 3529, 3529, 3529
  • Point of Origin (19-22) YVR, YVR, YVR, YVR
  • Final Scheduled Destination (23-26) YWG, YWG, YWG, YWG
  • Type Of Flight * (27) 1, 1, 1, 1
  • Type Of Activity ** (28) G, G, G, G
  • Aircraft
    • Type (29 - 33)
    • Capacity
      • SeatsAvailable (34-36)
      • Total Available Weight (37-42)
  • Arriving Flight = 1 Departing Flight = 2 (43) 2, 1, 2, 1
  • Code for Sequence **** (44-45)
  • Actual Day *** (50-51) 2, 2, 2, 2
  • Actual Time of Arrival or Departure ****
    • Hour (52-53)
    • Minute (54-55)
  • Arrived from (Last Airport) - Departed to (Next Airport) (56-59) YYC, YVR, YWG, YYC
  • Arriving or Deplaned
    Enplaned or Departing
    • Revenue Passengers (63-65) 125, 125, 40, 90
    • Cargo Weight (71-76)
    • Revenue Passengers (80-82) 125, 70, 90, 90
    • Cargo Weight (88-93)

Appendix A

Glossary

Actual Time: Local time of arrival or departure at the ramp (gate).

Revenue Cargo: Relates to all freight, air express, courier and excess baggage for which any tariff is charged. Air cargo does not include mail or passenger baggage for which no charge is assessed.

Revenue Passenger: A person receiving air transportation from an air carrier for which remuneration is received by that air carrier or a code share partner. This includes, inter alia, passengers travelling under promotional offers, loyalty programs or as compensation for denied boarding. Air carrier employees or others receiving air transportation against whom token service charges are levied are not considered revenue passengers.

Sample Form

Daily Airport Activities Report

  • Carrier code (1-3)
  • Month (4-5)
  • Year (6-9)
  • Unit of Weight Used (10)
    • 1 = kilograms
    • 2 = pounds

Please consult the user guide for additional information on the survey purpose, legal authority, confidentiality and data sharing agreement.

  • Reporting Airport (11-14)
  • Flight Number (15-18)
  • Point of Origin (19-22)
  • Final Scheduled Destination (23-26)
  • Type Of Flight * (27)
  • Type Of Activity ** (28)
  • Aircraft
    • Type (29 - 33)
    • Capacity
      • SeatsAvailable (34-36)
      • Total Available Weight (37-42)
  • Arriving Flight = 1 Departing Flight = 2 (43)
  • Code for Sequence **** (44-45)
  • Actual Day *** (50-51)
  • Actual Time of Arrival or Departure ****
    • Hour (52-53)
    • Minute (54-55)
  • Arrived from (Last Airport) - Departed to (Next Airport) (56-59)
  • Arriving or Deplaned
    Enplaned or Departing
    • Revenue Passengers (63-65)
    • Cargo Weight (71-76)
    • Revenue Passengers (80-82)
    • Cargo Weight (88-93)

Record Layout

Statement 6(I,F) ,  Daily Airport Activities Report

Statement 6(I,F) ,  Daily Airport Activities Report
Item Data name Size Type Justified Position
1 Carrier code 3 A Left 01-Mar
2 Month 2 N Right 04-May
3 Year 4 N Right 06-Sep
4 Unit of weight used

Kilograms = 1
Pounds = 2
1 N Right 10
5 Reporting airport 4 A Left Nov-14
6 Flight number 4 N Right 15-18
7 Point of origin 4 A Left 19-22
8 Final scheduled destination 4 A Left 23-26
9 Type of flight 1 N Right 27
10 Type of activity 1 A Left 28
11 Aircraft type 5 AN Left 29-33
12 Aircraft capacity / seats available 3 N Right 34-36
13 Aircraft capacity / total available weight 6 N Right 37-42
14 Arriving / departing code

Arriving = 1
Departing = 2
1 N Right 43
15 Code for sequence 2 N Right 44-45
16 Blank 4     46-49
17 Actual day 2 N Right 50-51
18 Hour 2 N Right 52-53
19 Minute 2 N Right 54-55
20 Arrived from / departed to 4 A Left 56-59
21 Blank 3     60-62
22 Revenue passengers (arriving / enplaned) 3 N Right 63-65
23 Blank 5     66-70
24 Cargo weight (arriving / enplaned) 6 N Right 71-76
25 Blank 3     77-79
26 Revenue passengers (deplaned / departing) 3 N Right 80-82
27 Blank 5     83-87
28 Cargo weight (deplaned / departing) 6 N Right 88-93

Logical Record Length = 93
Record Format = Fixed Block
Record Type = EBCDIC / ASCII
Data Device = Magnetic Tape / Diskette

TYPE

  • A = ALPHA
  • N = NUMERIC

Leave Blank Fields Blank

Tape Transmittal Sheet

Please complete this Information Sheet and send one copy with your tape to the Data Centre and a second copy by fax to the following FAX number.

  • TCN Corporate Data Centre
  • AFCDAA
  • Transport Canada
  • 1600 Tom Roberts Avenue
  • Gloucester, ON
  • Canada
  • K1V 1E6
  • Attn: Tape Librarian

FAX TO:

  • Aviation Statistics Centre
  • Statistics Canada
  • Room 1506, Main Building
  • Ottawa, ON
  • K1A 0T6
  • (613) 951-0010 FAX
  • Survey: Statement 6 Daily Airport Activities Report
  • Carrier:
  • Reference Period:
  • Data Set Name:
  • Vol Ser Number:
  • Number of Records:
  • Method and Date of Shipment:

Carrier Contact:

  • Name:
  • Telephone:
  • Fax:
  • e-mail:

Appendix B

Aircraft Type Codes

Aircraft Type Codes
Manufacturer Trade Name Series/Model Aircraft Type Code(s)
Airbus Industrie Airbus A300   EA30
Airbus A310   EA31
Airbus A319    
Airbus A320   EA32
Airbus A330   EA33
Airbus A340   EA34
ATR ATR42   AT42
Boeing Company Boeing 727   B727
100 B7271
200 B7272
Boeing 737   B737
combi B737C
100 B7371
200 B7372
300 B73S
500 B73V
Boeing 747   B747
combi B747C
Boeing 747-400   B74F
Boeing 747-SP   B74S
Boeing 757 200 B757
Boeing 767 All Series B767
Boeing 777 All Series B777
Beech Aircraft Corp Airliner 1900 BE02
Airliner C99 BE99
Canadair Ltd. Regional Jet CL65 CL65
McDonnell Douglas DC-10   DC10
DC-10 30 DC103
DC-8   DC8
Super DC-8 62 DC862
DC-9   DC9
DC-9 10 DC91
DC-9 30 DC93
DC-9 50 DC95
MD-11   MD11
MD-80   MD80
De Havilland Dash 8   DH8
Dash 8-300 300 DH83
Fokker Fokker 100 100 FK10
Fellowship F28 FK28
Ilyushin Ilyushin 18 IL - 18 IL18
Ilyushin 62 IL - 62 IL62
Ilyushin 76 IL - 76 IL76
Lockheed Martin L - 1011 TriStar   L101
L - 1011 TriStar 500   L105
Short Brothers Ltd. Shorts 360   SH36
Fairchild Swearingen Merlin IVC/Metro III   SW3
Tupolev TU - 54   TU54

Appendix C

Address to which the Statement 6(I,F) Forms, Diskettes or Computer Listing should be sent:

  • Aviation Statistics Centre
  • Statistics Canada
  • Room 1506, Main Building
  • Ottawa, ON
  • Canada
  • K1A 0T6

  • Telephone: (613) 951-0068
  • Facsimile:  (613) 951-0010

Address to which Magnetic Tapes and Computer Tape Information Sheet should be sent:

  • Macdonald Cartier Data Centre
  • 1600 Tom Roberts Avenue
  • Gloucester, ON
  • Canada
  • K1V 1E6

    Attn: Tape Librarian

    Telephone: (613) 990-9624


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