Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport

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Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional 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 (2022)
Total passengers6,208,400
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 in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. The airport is named after President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz (1964–70), and had a total of 4.1 million passengers during 2021 and 6.2 million during 2022.[1] It is listed as the 7th busiest airport in Mexico in terms of passenger movement for the 2010s decade.


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 one weekly year-round flight to Manchester using their Boeing 787 aircraft. Los Angeles, Dallas, and Phoenix are the busiest international routes from the airport, serving more than 130 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.

The terminal building has two floors, and is divided into two halls: Halls A and B. The first floor contains the check-in area, the international arrivals area, and some food areas. The upper floor has abundant food services and shopping areas, along with the security checkpoint, a VIP Lounge, duty-free shops, and the departures area. Hall A is for domestic traffic, while Hall B is for international traffic.[2]

Expansion and growth[edit]

Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit area 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.[3] In addition, the funds will also be used for a new bus terminal and improved parking lots.[3] 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.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airport's exterior in 2015
Waiting hall interior
Check-in hall
Commercial Zone
AeroméxicoMexico City
Aeroméxico ConnectMexico City, Mexico City/AIFA
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, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare
American Eagle Seasonal: Los Angeles
Delta Air LinesAtlanta, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Seattle/Tacoma
Seasonal: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul
FinnairSeasonal: Helsinki
Flair AirlinesSeasonal: Abbotsford, Calgary (begins November 1, 2023),[4] Edmonton, Kitchener/Waterloo (begins December 16, 2023),[5] Toronto–Pearson (begins October 29, 2023),[5] Vancouver
Frontier AirlinesLas Vegas
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Denver
JetBlue Los Angeles, New York–JFK
MagnichartersMexico City, Monterrey
Seasonal: Chihuahua, Nuevo Laredo, San José del Cabo
Southwest Airlines Denver, Houston–Hobby, Orange County, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Austin
Spirit AirlinesDallas/Fort Worth, Houston–Intercontinental, Los Angeles
Sun Country AirlinesMinneapolis/St. Paul
Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Las Vegas
Sunwing AirlinesSeasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Montréal–Trudeau, Ottawa, Québec City, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver, Winnipeg
Swoop Edmonton
Seasonal: Abbotsford, Hamilton (ON), Toronto–Pearson, Winnipeg
TAR AerolineasAguascalientes, Ciudad Juárez, Guadalajara, La Paz, Monterrey, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí
TUI AirwaysManchester (UK)
United AirlinesDenver, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark, San Francisco
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Los Angeles
United ExpressSeasonal: Houston–Intercontinental
VivaAerobúsCiudad Juárez, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana, Toluca/Mexico City
Volaris León/El Bajío, Guadalajara (begins June 1, 2023),[6] Mexico City, Mexico City/AIFA, Monterrey, Querétaro, Tijuana, Toluca/Mexico City
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare
WestJetCalgary, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver
Seasonal: Comox, Edmonton, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Victoria, Winnipeg
Terminal Map



Puerto Vallarta Airport Passengers. See Wikidata query.

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Puerto Vallarta International Airport (2022)[7]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Mexico City, Mexico City 666,071 Steady Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Magni, VivaAerobús, Volaris
2  Baja California, Tijuana 218,819 Increase 1 VivaAerobús, Volaris
3  Nuevo León, Monterrey 173,419 Decrease 1 Aeromar, Magni, TAR, VivaAerobús, Volaris
4  Jalisco, Guadalajara 105,179 Steady Aeromar, TAR, VivaAerobús
5  Guanajuato, León 29,158 Steady Volaris
6  Querétaro, Querétaro 27,286 Steady TAR, Volaris
7  State of Mexico, Toluca 24,217 Increase 6 Volaris
8  State of Mexico, Mexico City-AIFA 22,639 New entry Volaris
9  Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes 21,748 Decrease 2 TAR, Volaris
10  Puebla, Ciudad Juárez 13,669 Decrease 2 TAR, VivaAerobús
11  San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí 8,612 Decrease 2 Aeromar, TAR
12  Baja California Sur, La Paz 4,036 Decrease 1 TAR
13  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 1,225 Decrease 1 TAR
14  Sonora, Hermosillo 124 Decrease 2 Magni
View of the tarmac
Busiest international routes at Puerto Vallarta International Airport (2022)[7]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 240,744 Steady Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines
2  United States, Dallas/Fort Worth 166,543 Steady American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines
3  United States, Phoenix 139,221 Increase 1 American Airlines, Southwest Airlines
4  United States, Houston[Note 1] 128,389 Decrease 1 Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, United Express
5  United States, San Francisco 113,739 Increase 1 Alaska Airlines, United Airlines
6  United States, Denver 105,315 Decrease 1 Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
7  United States, Seattle 89,321 Steady Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
8  United States, Chicago 79,750 Steady American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, Volaris
9  Canada, Calgary 73,810 Increase 3 Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
10  Canada, Vancouver 49,857 New entry Air Canada, Flair Airlines, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
11  United States, Atlanta 49,599 Decrease 1 Delta Air Lines
12  United States, Salt Lake City 45,968 Decrease 3 Delta Air Lines
13  United States, Orange County 43,174 Decrease 2 Southwest Airlines
14  United States, Minneapolis/St Paul 39,580 Steady Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines
15  United States, New York–JFK 34,132 New entry JetBlue
  1. ^ Official statistics include airports George Bush and Hobby.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "GAP Traffic Report 2022" (PDF). Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. January 2023. Retrieved 30 January 2023.
  2. ^ "Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR)". Puerto Vallarta Airport. Retrieved 9 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Flair Airlines adds new Calgary – Mexico Routes in NW23". Aeroroutes. February 2023. Retrieved 27 February 2023.
  5. ^ a b "Fly away: Flair announces winter schedule with new routes and a big sale". DHCanada. March 2023. Retrieved 7 March 2023.
  6. ^ "Volaris anpunces new route Guadalajara-Puerto Vallarta". EnElAire (in Spanish). March 2023. Retrieved 10 March 2023.
  7. ^ a b "Estadística operacional por origen-destino / Traffic Statistics by City Pairs" (in Spanish). Agencia Federal de Aviación Civil. January 2023. Retrieved 26 January 2023.

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