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
Airport type Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Serves Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit
Location Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Focus city for
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
PVR is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 10,171 3,100 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Total passengers 4,063,300 Increase 13.1%
Ranking in Mexico 7th Decrease
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 (1964–70). It handled 3,517,801 passengers in 2015 and 4,063,300 passengers in 2016.[1]

Airport statistics[edit]

Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport is mainly a tourist airport, with most passengers visiting the airport in the winter, spring and early summer, just before the rainy season hits the area. The airport serves multiple destinations in North America, and the British tourist airline Thomson Airways serves the airport with two weekly year-round flights to both London-Gatwick and Manchester using their Boeing 787 aircraft. The Thomson Airways flight from Manchester to Puerto Vallarta is also the airline's longest route currently. Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Houston are the busiest international routes from the airport, serving more that than 100 thousand passengers annually. Among all airlines that serve the airport, Westjet serves the greatest number of international destinations, connecting 13 different Canadian cities with Puerto Vallarta during the high season. Free Wifi is available throughout the airport, and food services and shopping are both abundant after clearing security.

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.[citation needed] Seasonally, Air Transat services their Airbus A310 from Toronto, Québec City, Montreal, Regina, Calgary and Edmonton. From Montreal and Vancouver Air Transat upgraded to their largest aircraft, the Airbus A330s. Air Canada's subsidiary airline Air Canada Rouge connects Vancouver, Toronto y con la nueva ruta Montreal to Puerto Vallarta, with their Airbus A321 and Boeing 767-300 twice daily year round. The newest airline serving the airport 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 A
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City A
Air Canada Seasonal: Calgary, Vancouver (resumes May 6, 2017) B
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver B
Air Transat Calgary, Montréal-Trudeau, Vancouver
Seasonal: Edmonton, Kelowna, Québec City, Toronto-Pearson, Victoria, Winnipeg
Air Transat
operated by Flair Airlines
Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver B
Alaska Airlines Chicago/O'Hare, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco
Seasonal: Portland (OR), Seattle/Tacoma
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare
American Eagle Phoenix–Sky Harbor B
Apple Vacations
operated by Icelandair
Seasonal Charter: Detroit B
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Los Angeles
Seasonal: New York-JFK, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City, Seattle/Tacoma
Delta Connection Salt Lake City B
Enerjet Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver B
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki (begins November 19, 2017)[2] B
Frontier Airlines St. Louis
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Denver
Interjet Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Mexico City, Toluca/Mexico City A
LOT Polish Airlines Seasonal charter: Warsaw–Chopin B
Magnicharters Chihuahua, Mexico City, Monterrey A
Miami Air International Lansing B
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal charter: Milwaukee B
Southwest Airlines Denver, Houston–Hobby, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orange County B
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Minneapolis/St. Paul, San francisco, Sacramento B
Sunwing Airlines Edmonton
Seasonal: Calgary, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Montréal-Trudeau, Ottawa, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver, Winnipeg
TAR Aerolineas Aguascalientes, Durango, Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Monterrey, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí A
Thomson Airways London-Gatwick, Manchester B
United Airlines Chicago-O'Hare, Denver, Houston-Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco B
United Express Houston-Intercontinental B
Vacation Express
operated by Interjet
Seasonal Charter: Nashville B
VivaAerobus Guadalajara (resumes June 16, 2017)[3] Monterrey, Mexico City A
Virgin America San Francisco B
Volaris Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana, Toluca/Mexico City A
WestJet Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver
Seasonal: Abbotsford, Comox, Kelowna, Prince George, Regina, Saskatoon, Victoria, Winnipeg
Xtra Airways St. Louis B


Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Puerto Vallarta International Airport (2016)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 400,152 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Nuevo León, Monterrey 92,708 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Magni, TAR, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Baja California, Tijuana 46,209 Increase 2 Volaris
4  Jalisco, Guadalajara 44,766 Decrease 1 Interjet, TAR
5  México (state), Toluca 39,881 Decrease 1 Volaris, Interjet
6  Guanajuato, León 13,258 Steady Interjet, TAR
7  Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes 6,863 Steady TAR
8  San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí 3,650 Increase 4 TAR
9  Durango, Durango 2,418 Increase 2 Tar
10  Sinaloa, Mazatlan 1,383 Decrease 1 Calafia Airlines
11  Chihuahua, Chihuahua 146 Decrease 3 Magnicharter
12  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juàrez 146 Magnicharter
13  Michoacán, Morelia 92
14  Querétaro, Querétaro 79 TAR
15  Colima, Playa de Oro 46
Busiest international routes at Puerto Vallarta Airport (2016)[4]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 140,793 Steady Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines
2  United States, San Francisco 127,812 Steady Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America, Sun Country
3  United States, Houston
* George Bush Intercontinental Airport
* William P. Hobby Airport
118,174 Increase 1 United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Express
4  United States, Dallas 115,637 Decrease 1 American Airlines, Sun Country
5  United States, Denver 87,996 Increase 3 United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines
6  Canada, Calgary 74,564 Steady Air Canada, Air Transat, Enerjet, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
7  United States, Phoenix 69,580 Decrease 2 American Airlines, American Eagle
8  United States, Chicago 64,702 Steady Frontier Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines
9  United States, Orange County 63,458 Increase 6 Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines
10  Canada, Vancouver 54,605 Decrease 1 Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, Westjet
11  Canada, Toronto 45,495 Decrease 1 Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, Westjet
12  United States, Atlanta 39,716 Steady Delta Air Lines
13  United States, Minneapolis 41,366 Steady Delta Air Lines, Sun Country
14  United States, Seattle 35,523 Decrease 3 Alaska Airlines
15  Canada, Edmonton 33,427 Decrease 1 Westjet, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "GAP announces terminal passenger traffic figures for the month of December 2015". GAP. 
  2. ^ Finnair plans new seasonal long haul routes for W17 - (Finnish)
  3. ^ "VivaAerobus have new routes to you" (in Spanish). Viva Aerobus. November 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2016. Retrieved March 4, 2016. 

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