Stats Canada released their aircraft movement report last week.
- There were 5.2 Million take-offs and landings at the top 93 airports.
- The peak month was in July, 2012.
- Toronto Pearson (CYYZ) was number one at 435,592 movements.
Buttonville (CYKZ) pushed up two spots last year from 11th to 9th with 138,946 movements. Of those take-offs and landings, a whopping 77,160 (55%) of them were local movements. This means that the aircraft never left the circuit. In other words, more than half of the movements were for the sole purpose of practicing take-offs and landings.
Where are all these pilots going to go when the airport closes? Only time will tell.