OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 14, 2013) - NAV CANADA announced today its traffic figures for the month of February 2013 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 February 2013 decreased by an average of 5.9 per cent compared to the same month in 2012. Excluding the effect of an extra day for leap year in February 2012, traffic for the month was 2.5 per cent lower than last year.
Fiscal 2013 year-to-date traffic was 2.4 per cent lower than in the prior fiscal year. Excluding the effect for leap year, year to date traffic was 1.9 per cent lower than last 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.
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.