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 (2015)
Total passengers 3,565,613 Increase 17.32%
Ranking in Mexico 6th Increase 1
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 3,127,200 passengers in 2014 and 3,565,613 passengers in 2015.[1]

Airport statistics[edit]

Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport is mainly just a tourist airport, with most passengers visiting the airport in the winter, spring and early summer, just before 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 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 serves the greatest number of international destinations, connecting 13 different Canadian cities with Puerto Vallarta during the high season.

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 Vancouver. From Montréal and Toronto, Air Transat upgraded to their largest aircraft, the Airbus A330s. October 2014, Air Canada's subsidiary airline Air Canada Rouge connects Vancouver to Puerto Vallarta, with their Airbus A319 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, 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, Phoenix
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare
American Eagle Phoenix 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 Seasonal: Salt Lake City B
Enerjet Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver B
Frontier Airlines St. Louis
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Denver
Interjet Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Mexico City, Toluca/Mexico City A
Magnicharters Monterrey, Mexico City A
Southwest Airlines Denver, Houston–Hobby, Orange County B
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Minneapolis/St. Paul 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
Vacation Express
operated by Interjet
Seasonal Charter: Nashville B
VivaAerobus Monterrey
Seasonal: Guadalajara (begins July 1, 2016; ends August 31, 2016),[2] Mexico City
Virgin America San Francisco B
Volaris Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana, Toluca/Mexico City (resumes April 21, 2016)[3] A
WestJet Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver
Seasonal: Abbotsford, Comox, Kelowna, Prince George, Regina, Saskatoon, Victoria, Winnipeg


Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Puerto Vallarta International Airport (2015)[4]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 363,372 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Nuevo León, Monterrey 68,225 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Magnicharters, TAR, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Jalisco, Guadalajara 39,216 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, TAR
4  México (state), Toluca 35,932 Steady Interjet
5  Baja California, Tijuana 35,843 Steady Volaris
6  Guanajuato, León 10,314 Steady Interjet, TAR
7  Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes 4,189 Increase 1 TAR
8  Querétaro, Querétaro 1,721 Decrease 1 TAR
9  Durango, Durango 1,200 TAR
10  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 907
Busiest international routes at Puerto Vallarta Airport (2015)[4]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 132,402 Steady Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines
2  United States, San Francisco 114,858 Steady Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America
3  United States, Dallas 100,053 Increase 1 American Airlines, Sun Country Airlines
4  United States, Houston 86,953 Increase 1 United Airlines, United Express
3  United States, Phoenix 81,778 Decrease 2 US Airways, US Airways Express
6  Canada, Calgary 62,670 Increase 1 Air Canada, Air Transat, Enerjet, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
7  United States, Denver 58,102 Increase 2 Frontier Airlines, United Airlines
8  United States, Chicago 56,157 Decrease 2 Aeroméxico, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines
9  Canada, Vancouver 50,324 Decrease 1 Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Enerjet, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
10  United States, Seattle 35,420 Increase 2 Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
11  United States, Atlanta 34,778 Delta Air Lines
12  United States, Minneapolis 34,694 Decrease 1 Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines
13  Canada, Toronto 34,164 Decrease 3 Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
14  Canada, Edmonton 28,207 Decrease 1 Air Transat, Enerjet, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
15  United States, Orange County 23,685 Alaska Airlines

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "GAP announces terminal passenger traffic figures for the month of December 2015" (PDF). GAP. 
  2. ^ "VivaAerobus has new routes for you (in Spanish)". Viva Aerobus. January 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2016. 

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