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

IATA: PVRICAO: MMPR

PVR is located in Mexico
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Location of airport in Mexico
Summary
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
Website aeropuertosgap.com.mx
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 10,171 3,100 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Total passengers 3,517,801 Increase 15.75%
Ranking in Mexico 6th Steady
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 3,039,126 passengers in 2014 and 3,517,801 passengers in 2015.[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 Phoenix–Sky Harbor 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 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 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]

Passenger[edit]

Airport's exterior in 2015
Terminal Map
Airport ticket counters.
Gate 1.
Hall A.
Commercial Zone.
Airlines Destinations Hall
Aéreo Calafia Ciudad Obregón, Guaymas, Guerrero Negro, Hermosillo A
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare
A
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City A
Aeroméxico Express Guadalajara A
Air Canada Seasonal: Calgary, Toronto-Pearson B
Air Canada Rouge Vancouver
Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau (begins November 18, 2016)[2]
B
Air Transat Montréal-Trudeau
Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Québec City, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg
B
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco
Seasonal: Portland (OR), Seattle/Tacoma
B
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles (begins December 15, 2016),[3] Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare
B
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
B
Delta Connection Salt Lake City B
Enerjet Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver B
Frontier Airlines St. Louis
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare (begins October 31, 2016),[4] Denver
B
Interjet Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Mexico City, Toluca/Mexico City A
LOT Polish Airlines Seasonal charter: Warsaw–Chopin (begins November 7, 2016)[5] B
Magnicharters Chihuahua, Mexico City, Monterrey A
Southwest Airlines Denver, Houston–Hobby, Los Angeles (begins December 4, 2016),[6] Oakland (begins February 12, 2017),[7] 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, 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 Monterrey, Mexico City
Seasonal: Guadalajara,
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
B

Statistics[edit]

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Puerto Vallarta International Airport (2015)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 364,563 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Nuevo León, Monterrey 68,595 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Magni, TAR, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Jalisco, Guadalajara 39,216 Steady Aeroméxico Express, 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  Chihuahua, Chihuahua 2,072 Increase 2 Aeroméxico Connect, magnicharters
9  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 2,035 Steady Aéreo Calafia
10  Querétaro, Querétaro 1,721 Decrease 3 TAR
11  Durango, Durango 1,200 TAR
12  San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí 727 TAR
13  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 566 Decrease 2
14  Colima, Manzanillo 66
15  Guerrero, Acapulco 46
Busiest international routes at Puerto Vallarta Airport (2015)[8]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 132,559 Steady Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines
2  United States, San Francisco 116,410 Steady Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America
3  United States, Dallas 100,053 Increase 1 American Airlines, Sun Country Airlines
4  United States, Houston, Texas
* George Bush Intercontinental Airport
* William P. Hobby Airport
87,511 Increase 1 Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, United Express
5  United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor 81,778 Decrease 2 American Airlines, American Eagle, US Airways, US Airways Express
6  Canada, Calgary 66,011 Increase 1 Air Canada, Air Transat, Enerjet, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
7  United States, Chicago 63,811 Decrease 1 Aeroméxico, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines
8  United States, Denver 58,102 Increase 1 Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
9  Canada, Vancouver 53,539 Decrease 1 Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Enerjet, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
10  Canada, Toronto 40,962 Steady Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
11  United States, Seattle 35,420 Increase 1 Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
12  United States, Atlanta 34,778 Delta Air Lines
13  United States, Minneapolis 34,694 Decrease 2 Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines
14  Canada, Edmonton 30,770 Decrease 1 Air Transat, Enerjet, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
15  United States, Orange County 23,685 Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GAP announces terminal passenger traffic figures for the month of December 2015" (PDF). GAP. 
  2. ^ "Air Canada rouge Expands Toronto / Montreal Network in W16". April 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  3. ^ "American adds new Los Angeles – Mexico routes from mid-Dec 2016". RoutesOnline.com. Retrieved August 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Frontier Airlines Application" (PDF). Frontier Airlines. June 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  5. ^ "LOT Polish Airlines Plans New Boeing 787 Charter Markets". April 24, 2016. Retrieved April 24, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Southwest Airlines Files Application To Offer Nonstop Service Between Los Angeles (LAX) And Three Mexico Beach Destinations". June 1, 2016. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Southwest intends to make Oakland an international gateway". July 13, 2016. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2016. Retrieved March 4, 2016. 

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