Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

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Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Type Sociedad Anónima Bursátil de Capital Variable
Traded as BMV: GAP
Industry Aviation
Founded 1998
Headquarters Guadalajara, Mexico
Key people Jorge Sales Martínez, (CEO)
Products Airport operations
Revenue Increase US$ 380.1 million (2012)
Net income Increase US$ 136.2 million (2012)
Employees 901

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (simply known as GAP) is the operator of twelve airports in Mexico. It is a federal government-owned corporation with its own equity capital and legal identity. The corporation is headquartered at Guadalajara, Jalisco. The company later cooperated with Videocine and Lionsgate to sponsor and co-produce a Mexican comedy film, Viaje de Generacion.

Operating Airports[edit]

Airports in Mexico
Airport City State ICAO IATA
Lic. Jesús Terán Peredo International Airport Aguascalientes Aguascalientes
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport Guadalajara Jalisco
General Ignacio Pesqueira García International Airport Hermosillo Sonora
Manuel Márquez de León International Airport La Paz Baja California Sur
Del Bajío International Airport León Guanajuato
Los Cabos International Airport Los Cabos Baja California Sur
Valle del Fuerte Federal International Airport Los Mochis Sinaloa
Playa de Oro International Airport Manzanillo Colima
General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport Mexicali Baja California
General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport Morelia Michoacán
Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport Puerto Vallarta Jalisco
Tijuana International Airport Tijuana Baja California

History, objectives and policies[edit]

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) was founded in 1998, when the Mexican airport system was opened to private investment. Since that time, GAP has administered, operated, maintained and developed twelve airports in the Pacific and Central regions of Mexico.[1]


GAP derives income from passenger traffic and through marketing of its commercial spaces. In the commercial arena, the business strategy is focused on increasing the profit opportunities in retail spaces. To meet this strategy, the Group has placed in operation and continue to develop modern and attractive commercial areas. The objectives of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico have been stated as: to fund the appropriate levels of infrastructure at their airports; to provide the technology, management methods, and modern operational tools to elevate levels of efficiency and operation; to meet international efficiency standards; and, finally, to maintain the present levels of security. The activities of the Group are held to a criterion of economic rationality, so that investors receive an attractive rate of return.

GAP has developed a comprehensive plan of airport development that is described in the Development Master Plan 2010-2014. To meet the objective to adapt the infrastructures of their airports, GAP foresees investing approximately 2,770 million pesos in the period 2010-2014.

In February 2006, shares of GAP were enlisted in the NYSE under "PAC", and in the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores under “GAP”.

GAP environmental policy[edit]

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico undertakes actions that have as a main objective to serve with high quality levels, safety and comfort in close harmony with the environment.[2]

Furthermore, GAP Environmental commitment has been developed in a constant manner, through defined programs and actions, providing resources to guarantee environmental normative fulfillment.

GAP’s objective is to reduce as much as possible Environmental Impacts that are potentially associated with airport activity and infrastructure development, this will be done by defining the measures for its prevention, protection, improvement and correction in its case, guaranteeing the best quality levels and environmental normative fulfillment. As a consequence of this policy, GAP has obtained the Environmental Certificate granted by Federal Office for Environ Protection, and will ensure its maintenance by establishing a system for environmental management evaluation.


The company operates the third, fifth and sixth most important airports in Mexico, being the Guadalajara, Tijuana and Los Cabos International Airports respectively. However, many of the airports operated by GAP have recently suffered negative percentage variations in terms of passengers traffic. This is due to the decrease of routes and frequencies by many airlines. For example, it is important to comment on the significant reduction of Aviacsa’s operations at many of the Company’s airports during the month of April as well as year-to-date 2008. GAP expects further decreases in operations from this airline during this year, including the cancellation of operations at several of their airports, however these routes are not exclusive, therefore they expect that some of the flights will be gradually absorbed by other airlines in the market.

Also, at the close of April 2008, the weekly schedule of flights operated by Low Cost Carriers decreased by 73 weekly segments compared to March 2008, for a total of 971 frequencies and a total of 63 routes operated by these types of carriers. The decline in frequencies was mainly due to a restructuring of routes and frequencies by the airlines, with the objective of increasing profitability as a result of the highly competitive environment and the increasing cost of jet fuel.[3]


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