NAV CANADA traffic figures rise 3.1% in October
Nov. 18, 2013, Ottawa - NAV CANADA announced today its traffic figures for the month of October 2013, as measured in weighted charging units for en-route, terminal and oceanic air navigation services, in comparison to the prior fiscal year.
Air traffic in October 2013 increased by an average of 3.1 per cent compared to the same month in 2012. The extent of this growth is partially explained by the significant decrease in traffic in October 2012 caused by Hurricane Sandy, which resulted in the closure of major airports along the eastern seaboard for three days.
Fiscal 2013 year-to-date traffic was 2.4 per cent higher than in the prior fiscal year. NAV CANADA's fiscal year runs from September 1 to August 31.
Weighted charging units represent a traffic measure that reflects the number of flights, aircraft size and distance flown in Canadian airspace.