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Peterborough Airport Leads the Country in Small Airport Aircraft Movements

Peterborough Airport Leads the Country in Small Airport Aircraft Movements

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[PETERBOROUGH] New figures released by Statistics Canada today state that the Peterborough Airport has the highest number of take-offs and landings recorded at 141 Canadian Airports without air traffic control towers in 2012.

Peterborough topped the list with 35,436 movements followed by Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador with 35,197.

“The number of take-offs and landings at the Peterborough Airport increased following the recent infrastructure investments from the Federal and Provincial Governments, and the City of Peterborough,” stated Trent Gervais, Peterborough Airport Manager. “These numbers represent a large effort and commitment from all levels of government to foster growth and attract investment to the airport.”

In 2008, the airport reported 15,285 movements. Since that time, over $30 Million has been invested into expanding and strengthening the runway and taxi-way, building a new terminal and preparing the property for new and expanding business opportunities.

“In addition to the current traffic, a large increase in movements is expected once Seneca College opens at the Peterborough Airport in January 2014,” continued Gervais. “Construction on their new building is well underway. 150 students and 50 faculty will be at the Peterborough campus each day which should result in approximately 25,000 - 30,000 additional take-offs and landings each year.”

General aviation aircraft movements play a very important role at the Airport. The day to day activity includes small recreational traffic to corporate jets, medivac flights, charter flights, cargo shipments and flight training activities. The airport has no noise bylaws or operating time curfews allowing unrestricted operation of freight and passenger flights.

The Peterborough Airport is owned by the City of Peterborough, operations are contracted to Loomex Property Management.

For more information, please contact Trent Gervais, Airport Manager, 705.743.6708, tgervais@peterborough.ca

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