NAV CANADA reports February traffic figures

OTTAWA, March 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 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.

An infographic accompanying this announcement is available at: http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c60ce90a-f6e8-48d5-b560-d3b1e219ee40

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.

The information contained in this news release is also available in graph form.

NAV CANADA 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.

CONTACT: For further information, please contact:
Michelle Bishop
Director, Government and Public Affairs
(613) 563-7520

Ron Singer
National Manager, Media Relations
(613) 563-7303

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