OTTAWA, May 17 /CNW/ - NAV CANADA today announced its traffic figures
for the month of April 2011 as measured in weighted charging units for
en-route, terminal and oceanic air navigation services, in comparison
to last fiscal year.
The traffic in April 2011 increased by an average of 8.8 per cent
compared to the same month in 2010. The extent of this month over month
increase is partially explained by the significant decrease in traffic
in April 2010 caused by the ash from the Icelandic volcano, which
resulted in the temporary closure of much of European airspace. It is
estimated that the traffic in April 2011 would have been 2.4 per cent
higher than in April 2010 if the volcano's eruption had not occurred.
Fiscal 2011 year-to-date traffic was 4.8 per cent higher than in the
prior fiscal year. NAV CANADA's fiscal year runs from September 1 to
Weighted charging units represent a traffic measure that reflects the
number of flights, aircraft size and distance flown in Canadian
These traffic figures are also available in graph form on NAV CANADA's
web site at www.navcanada.ca.
NAV CANADA, the country's civil air navigation services provider, is a
private sector, non-share capital corporation financed through
publicly-traded debt. 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.
SOURCE NAV CANADA
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