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 (2020)
Total passengers2,536,100
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). Airport had a total of 4,931,026 passengers during 2019 and 2,536,100 during 2020.[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, Dallas, 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 11 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.

In 2020, it has been announced that the Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico operator group have invested about $4 billion pesos to build a 35,000-square-meter non-energy terminal, which would increase passenger traffic by 60% after completion.[2] In addition, the funds will also be used for a new bus terminal and improved parking lots.[2] This is part of GAP's new expansion plan for its airports in the state of Jalisco, spending a total of $18 billion pesos, and is expected to be completed by 2024.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airport's exterior in 2015
Waiting hall interior
Check-in hall
Commercial Zone.
AeromarAguascalientes, Guadalajara, McAllen, Mexico City, Monterrey, San Luis Potosí
AeroméxicoMexico City
Aeroméxico ConnectMexico City
Air CanadaToronto–Pearson, Vancouver
Seasonal: Calgary, Montréal–Trudeau
Air TransatMontréal–Trudeau
Seasonal: Québec City, Toronto–Pearson
Alaska AirlinesLos Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA)
Seasonal: Portland (OR), Seattle/Tacoma
American AirlinesAustin (begins November 2, 2021),[3] Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare
American Eagle Seasonal: Los Angeles
Calafia AirlinesCabo San Lucas, Guadalajara (both suspended)
Copa AirlinesPanama City
Delta Air LinesAtlanta, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Seattle/Tacoma
Seasonal: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul
FinnairSeasonal: Helsinki
Frontier AirlinesLas Vegas
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Denver
JetBlue New York–JFK (begins February 19, 2022)[4]
MagnichartersMexico City, Monterrey
Seasonal: Chihuahua, Nuevo Laredo, San José del Cabo
Southwest AirlinesDenver, Houston–Hobby, Orange County, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Spirit AirlinesDallas/Fort Worth, Houston–Intercontinental, Los Angeles
Sun Country AirlinesMinneapolis/St. Paul
Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Las Vegas
Sunwing AirlinesSeasonal: Regina, Saskatoon (both begin December 10, 2021)[5]
SwoopEdmonton (resumes October 5, 2021)[6]
Seasonal: Abbotsford (begins November 3, 2021),[6] Hamilton (ON) (resumes October 5, 2021)[6] Toronto–Pearson (begins November 3, 2021),[6] Victoria (begins October 31, 2021)[6] Winnipeg (begins November 4, 2021)[6]
TAR AerolineasAguascalientes, Chihuahua, Guadalajara, 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
VivaAerobúsCiudad Juárez, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puebla, Tijuana
Volaris Chihuahua (suspended),[7] Hermosillo (suspended),[7] León/El Bajío, Mexico City, Monterrey, Phoenix–Sky Harbor (suspended),[7] Querétaro, Tijuana
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare
WestJetCalgary, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver
Seasonal: Comox, Edmonton, Kelowna, Prince George, Regina, Saskatoon, Victoria, Winnipeg
Terminal Map



See source Wikidata query and sources.

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Puerto Vallarta International Airport (2020)[8]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Mexico City, Mexico City 291,730 Steady Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobús, Volaris
2  Nuevo León, Monterrey 61,039 Steady Magni, VivaAerobús, Volaris
3  Baja California, Tijuana 54,915 Steady VivaAerobús, Volaris
4  Jalisco, Guadalajara 31,226 Steady Aeromar, Calafia Airlines, Interjet, TAR, VivaAerobús
5  Guanajuato, León 13,228 Steady Interjet, Volaris
6  Querétaro, Querétaro 6,136 Increase 2 TAR, Volaris
7  Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes 5,638 Increase 2 TAR, Volaris
8  México (state), Toluca 4,305 Decrease 2 Interjet
9  Puebla, Puebla 3,505 Decrease 2 VivaAerobús
10  San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí 1,698 Increase 1 TAR
11  Baja California Sur, San José del Cabo 1,662 Increase 2 Magni
12  Chihuahua, Chihuahua 421 Decrease 2 Magni, TAR, Volaris
13  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 149 Decrease 1
View of the tarmac
Busiest international routes at Puerto Vallarta International Airport (2020)[8]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 91,661 Steady Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines
2  United States, Dallas 82,156 Steady American Airlines, Sun Country Airlines
3  United States, Houston[Note 1] 57,097 Steady Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, United Express
4  United States, Phoenix 48,768 Increase 3 American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Volaris
5  United States, San Francisco 48,597 Decrease 1 Alaska Airlines, United Airlines
6  Canada, Calgary 45,495 Decrease 1 Air Canada, WestJet
7  Canada, Vancouver 42,064 Decrease 1 Air Canada, WestJet
8  United States, Chicago 41,646 Increase 1 American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, Volaris
9  United States, Denver 40,516 Decrease 1 Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
10  Canada, Toronto 37,151 Steady Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, WestJet
11  United States, Seattle 31,388 Steady Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
12  United States, Minneapolis 29,458 Increase 2 Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines
13  Canada, Montréal 25,044 Steady Air Canada, Air Transat
14  Canada, Edmonton 18,035 Increase 1 Swoop WestJet
15  Canada, Winnipeg 16,854 Increase 4 WestJet


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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "GAP Traffic Report". Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta airports in line for major upgrades". Mexico News Daily. Mexico News Daily. 7 February 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  3. ^ "American Gives Customers More Choices with More Flights from Austin". American Airlines. June 2021. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  4. ^ "JetBlue And American Reveal New Routes And Expanded Premium Products". Simpleflying. July 2021. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Sunwing announces convenient weekly flights from Regina and Saskatoon this winter". Intrado. June 2021. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Swoop anounces route between Victoria and Puerto Vallarta". EnElAire (in Spanish). June 2021. Retrieved 29 June 2021.
  7. ^ a b c "We are flying to all our destinations". Volaris. June 2021. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2021. Retrieved 8 February 2021.

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