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