OTTAWA, Sept. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - NAV CANADA today announced its traffic figures for August 2009 and for the fiscal year 2009, 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 August 2009 decreased by an average of 6.1 per cent compared to the same month in 2008.
Traffic for the complete fiscal year 2009 was 6.0 per cent lower than 2008, or 5.8 per cent on a normalized basis given that February 2009 had one less day than February 2008 due to the leap 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.
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 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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