reports February traffic figures
(Ottawa, March 17, 2017) - NAV CANADA announced today
its traffic figures for the month of February 2017 as measured in weighted
charging units for en-route, terminal and oceanic air navigation services, in
comparison to the last fiscal year.
The traffic in February 2017 increased by an average of 1.7 per
cent compared to the same month in 2016. Excluding the effect of an extra day
for leap year in February 2016, traffic for the month was 5.3 per cent higher
than last year.
Fiscal 2017 year-to-date traffic was 4.7 per cent higher than in
the prior fiscal year.
NAV CANADA’s fiscal year runs from September 1 to August 31. Excluding the
effect of leap year, year-to-date traffic grew 5.3 per cent.
Weighted charging units represent a traffic measure that reflects
the number of flights, aircraft size and distance flown in Canadian airspace.
information contained in this news release is also available in graph form.
is the country’s private sector civil air navigation services provider. With
operations from coast to coast to coast, NAV CANADA provides air traffic
control, flight information, weather briefings, aeronautical information
services, airport advisory services and electronic aids to navigation.
For further information, please contact:
Director, Government and Public Affairs
National Manager, Media Relations
Media Information Line: 1-888-562-8226