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 typePublic
OperatorGrupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
ServesPuerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit
LocationPuerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL23 ft / 7 m
Coordinates20°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
PVR is located in Jalisco
PVR (Jalisco)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 10,171 3,100 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Total passengers4,522,600 Increase 11.3%
Ranking in Mexico7th Steady
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

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 President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz (1964–70). It handled 4,063,300 passengers in 2016 and 4,522,600 passengers in 2017.[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 TUI Airways serves the airport with two weekly year-round flights to both London-Gatwick and Manchester using their Boeing 787 aircraft. 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 12 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 growth and expansion due to higher demand. In the 21st century, multiple airlines have expanded at the airport, along with new airlines and aircraft upgrades.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airport's exterior in 2015
Terminal Map
Airport ticket counters.
Gate 1.
Hall A.
Commercial Zone.
AeromarGuadalajara, Mexico City
AeroméxicoMexico City
Aeroméxico ConnectMexico City
Air CanadaVancouver
Seasonal: Calgary
Air Canada RougeToronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau
Air TransatCalgary, Edmonton, Montréal–Trudeau, Vancouver
Seasonal: Kelowna, Québec City, Toronto–Pearson, Victoria, Winnipeg
Alaska AirlinesLos Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco
Seasonal: Portland (OR), Seattle/Tacoma
American AirlinesDallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare
American EagleLos Angeles
Apple VacationsSeasonal Charter: Detroit, Lansing, Milwaukee, St. Louis
Calafia AirlinesCabo San Lucas, Guadalajara
Copa AirlinesPanama City (begins December 16, 2018)[2]
Delta Air LinesAtlanta, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle/Tacoma
FinnairSeasonal: Helsinki[3]
Frontier AirlinesSeasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Denver
InterjetAguascalientes (ends November 30, 2018),[4] León/El Bajío, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Toluca/Mexico City
Seasonal: Guadalajara
MagnichartersMexico City, Monterrey
Seasonal: Chihuahua, Nuevo Laredo
Southwest AirlinesDenver, Houston–Hobby, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego
Sun Country AirlinesSeasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Sunwing AirlinesEdmonton
Seasonal: Calgary, Ottawa, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver, Winnipeg
Swoop Seasonal: Abbotsford (begins January 12, 2019),[5] Hamilton (ON) (begins January 8, 2019)[5]
TAR AerolineasAguascalientes, Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí
TUI AirwaysLondon-Gatwick, Manchester (UK)
United AirlinesDenver, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark, San Francisco
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Los Angeles
United ExpressSeasonal: Houston–Intercontinental
VivaAerobusGuadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puebla
VolarisLeón/El Bajío, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana
WestJetCalgary, Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Abbotsford, Comox, Edmonton, Kelowna, Prince George, Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg


Busiest domestic routes at Puerto Vallarta International Airport (2017)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 438,806 Steady Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Nuevo León, Monterrey 107,993 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Baja California, Tijuana 58,198 Steady Volaris
4  Jalisco, Guadalajara 47,563 Steady Aeromar, Calafia Airlines, Interjet, TAR, VivaAerobus
5  México (state), Toluca 34,713 Steady Interjet, Volaris
6  Guanajuato, León 11,895 Steady Interjet, TAR
7  Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes 7,009 Steady Interjet, TAR
8  San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí 3,531 Steady TAR
9  Chihuahua, Chihuahua 3,446 Increase 1 Magni
10  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 3,253 Increase 1 Magni
11  Querétaro, Querétaro 2,530 Increase 2 TAR
12  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 751 Steady
13  Puebla, Puebla 412 VivaAerobus
14  Sinaloa, Los Mochis 213
15  Durango, Durango 192 Decrease 6 TAR
Busiest international routes at Puerto Vallarta Airport (2017)[6]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 213,949 Steady Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Interjet, Southwest Airlines, Volaris
2  United States, San Francisco 136,983 Steady Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America
3  United States, Dallas 132,668 Increase 1 American Airlines, Sun Country Airlines
4  United States, Houston (airports George Bush & Hobby)[Note 1] 112,659 Decrease 1 Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
5  United States, Chicago 88,162 Increase 2 American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines
6  United States, Denver 84,170 Decrease 1 Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
7  United States, Phoenix 83,621 Increase 1 American Airlines
8  Canada, Calgary 82,915 Decrease 2 Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
9  Canada, Vancouver 73,863 Increase 1 Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
10  Canada, Toronto 62,488 Increase 1 Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
11  United States, Atlanta 45,417 Increase 1 Delta Air Lines
12  United States, Minneapolis 43,709 Increase 1 Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines
13  United States, Seattle 40,303 Increase 1 Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
14  United States, Oakland 35,091 Increase 28 Southwest Airlines
15  Canada, Montréal 33,680 Increase 1 Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat

  1. ^ Official statistics include airports George Bush and Hobby.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Traffic Report" (PDF). Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. January 2018. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "Copa Airlines announces flights to Puerto Vallarta" (in Spanish). EnElAire. May 2018. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  3. ^ "Finnair adds Havana, Goa, Puerto Vallarta and Puerto Plata for winter 2017, increases frequencies to Bangkok, Delhi, Hong Kong and Singapore". Finnair. January 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  4. ^ "Interjet cancels routes operated with SSJ100" (in Spanish). EnElAire. November 2018. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Swoop announces fligts to Mexico" (in Spanish). EnElAire. October 2018. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  6. ^ "Operational Statistics of Airports in the ASA Network" (in Spanish). Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares. January 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2018.

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