Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport

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Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Puerto Vallarta Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz
Aeropuerto Internacional de Puerto Vallarta.jpg


PVR is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
Airport type Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Serves Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit
Location Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Elevation AMSL 23 ft / 7 m
Coordinates 20°40′48″N 105°15′15″W / 20.68000°N 105.25417°W / 20.68000; -105.25417Coordinates: 20°40′48″N 105°15′15″W / 20.68000°N 105.25417°W / 20.68000; -105.25417
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 10,171 3,100 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Total passengers 3,127,200 Increase 17.09%
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (sometimes abbreviated as Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport) (IATA: PVRICAO: MMPR) is an international airport located at Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco in Mexico. The airport is named after President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz. It handled 2,670,800 passengers in 2013 and 3,127,200 passengers in 2014.

Airport Statistics[edit]

Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport is mainly just a tourist airport, with most passengers visiting the airport in the spring and early summer, just before rainy season hits the area. The Airport serves multiple destinations in North America and is one of the three airports in Mexico with overseas destinations. The British tourist Airline Thomson Airways serves the airport with 2 weekly year round flights to both London-Gatwick and Manchester using their new B787 aircraft. Thompson Airways flight from Manchester to Puerto Vallarta is also the airline's longest route currently. Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Phoenix are the busiest International routes from the airport, serving more that than 100 thousand passengers annually. Among all airlines that serve the airport, Westjet is by far the largest international carrier, connecting 13 different Canadian cities with Puerto Vallarta.

Expansion and Growth[edit]

Puerto Vallarta has seen recent growth and expansion due to higher demand. In recent year multiple airlines have expanded at the airport along with new airlines, and aircraft upgrades. Air Transat, one of the largest airlines at the airport, has had aircraft upgrades in recent years. Seasonally, Air Transat services their A310 from Vancouver. From Montrèal and Toronto, Air Transat upgraded to their largest aircraft, the A330's. October of 2014, Air Canada's subsidiary airline Air Canada Rouge connects Vancouver to Puerto Vallarta, with the A319 twice daily year round. The newest airline seen is Southwest Airlines, which began service to Puerto Vallarta in June 2015 to Orange County.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airport's exterior in 2015
Terminal Map
Airport ticket counters.
Gate 1.
Hall A.
Commercial Zone.
Airlines Destinations Hall
Aéreo Calafia Cabo San Lucas, Culiacán, Mazatlán A
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City, Monterrey A
Aeroméxico Express Guadalajara A
Air Canada Seasonal: Calgary, Toronto-Pearson B
Air Canada Rouge Vancouver B
Air Transat Montréal-Trudeau
Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Québec City, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver , Victoria, Winnipeg ,
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco
Seasonal: Portland (OR), Seattle/Tacoma
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Los Angeles
Seasonal: New York-JFK, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City, Seattle/Tacoma
Delta Connection Seasonal: Salt Lake City B
Enerjet Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver B
Frontier Airlines St. Louis, Milwaukee
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Denver
Interjet Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Mexico City, Toluca/Mexico City
Seasonal charter: Lansing[1]
Magnicharters Monterrey, Mexico City A
Southwest Airlines[2] Denver (begins 1 November 2015), Houston–Hobby (begins 15 October 2015), Orange County B
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Ft. Worth, Minneapolis/St. Paul[3] B
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Montréal-Trudeau, Ottawa, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver, Winnipeg B
TAR Aerolineas Aguascalientes, Durango, Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Monterrey, Queretaro, San Luis Potosí A
Thomson Airways London-Gatwick, Manchester B
United Airlines Chicago-O'Hare, Denver, Houston-Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Newark
Seasonal: San Francisco
United Express Houston-Intercontinental B
US Airways
operated by American Airlines1
Phoenix B
US Airways Express2 Phoenix B
Vacation Express
operated by Interjet
Seasonal Charter: Nashville B
VivaAerobus Monterrey
Seasonal: Mexico City
Virgin America San Francisco B
Volaris Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana A
WestJet Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver
Seasonal: Abbotsford, Comox, Kelowna, Prince George, Regina, Saskatoon, Victoria, Winnipeg

^1 All US Airways flights will be rebranded as American Airlines effective October 17, 2015.

^2 All US Airways Express flights will be rebranded as American Eagle flights effective October 17, 2015.


Busiest domestic routes at Puerto Vallarta International Airport (2014)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 266,414 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Nuevo León, Monterrey 57,652 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Magnicharters, TAR, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Jalisco, Guadalajara 37,171 Increase 1 Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, TAR
3  México (state), Toluca 32,431 Decrease 1 Interjet
5  Baja California, Tijuana 26,990 Steady Volaris
6  Guanajuato, León 3,667 Increase 3 Interjet
7  Querétaro, Querétaro 2,060 Increase 4 TAR
8  Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes 1,796 TAR
9  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 1,335 Decrease 1 Aéreo Calafia
10  Chihuahua, Chihuahua 2,400 Decrease 4 Aeroméxico Connect
11  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 1,006 Decrease 4 Aeroméxico Connect
12  Michoacán, Morelia 404
13  Quintana Roo, Cancún 278
14  Baja California Sur, Los Cabos 140
Busiest international routes at Puerto Vallarta Airport (2014)[4]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 123,041 Increase 1 Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines
2  United States, San Francisco 107,452 Increase 1 Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America
3  United States, Phoenix 99,372 Decrease 2 US Airways, US Airways Express
4  United States, Dallas 93,661 Steady American Airlines, Sun Country Airlines
5  United States, Houston 64,227 Steady United Airlines, United Express
6  United States, Chicago 63,098 Increase 2 Aeroméxico, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines
7  Canada, Calgary 62,110 Decrease 1 Air Canada, Air Transat, Enerjet, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
8  Canada, Vancouver 55,739 Decrease 1 Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Enerjet, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
9  United States, Denver 52,805 Steady Frontier Airlines, United Airlines
10  Canada, Toronto 38,446 Steady Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
11  United States, Minneapolis 32,748 Increase 2 Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines
12  United States, Seattle 32,718 Decrease 1 Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
13  Canada, Edmonton 31,647 Decrease 1 Air Transat, Enerjet, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
14  Canada, Montréal 21,110 Increase 4 Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines
15  United States, San Diego 20,996 Decrease 1 Alaska Airlines

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nashville "Itineraries" Check |url= scheme (help). Travel Impressions. May 2015. Retrieved May 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Expanding Nonstop Service". Southwest Airlines. May 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Sun Country Destinations". Sun Country Airlines. July 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2015. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 

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