Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport
|Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Puerto Vallarta Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz
|Operator||Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico|
|Serves||Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit|
|Location||Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco|
|Elevation AMSL||23 ft / 7 m|
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. It handled 2,670,800 passengers in 2013 and 3,127,200 passengers in 2014.
Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport is mainly just a tourist airport, with most passengers visiting the airport in the spring and early summer, just before rainy season hits the area. The Airport serves multiple destinations in North America and is one of the three airports in Mexico with overseas destinations. The British tourist Airline Thomson Airways serves the airport with 2 weekly year round flights to both London-Gatwick and Manchester using their new B787 aircraft. 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 is by far the largest international carrier, connecting 13 different Canadian cities with Puerto Vallarta.
Expansion and Growth
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. Seasonally, Air Transat services their A310 from Vancouver. From Montrèal and Toronto, Air Transat upgraded to their largest aircraft, the A330's. October of 2014, Air Canada's subsidiary airline Air Canada Rouge connects Vancouver to Puerto Vallarta, with the A319 twice daily year round. The newest airline seen is Southwest Airlines, which began service to Puerto Vallarta in June 2015 to Orange County.
Airlines and destinations
^1 All US Airways flights will be rebranded as American Airlines effective October 17, 2015.
^2 All US Airways Express flights will be rebranded as American Eagle flights effective October 17, 2015.
|1||Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City||266,414||Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|2||Nuevo León, Monterrey||57,652||Aeroméxico Connect, Magnicharters, TAR, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|3||Jalisco, Guadalajara||37,171||1||Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, TAR|
|3||México (state), Toluca||32,431||1||Interjet|
|5||Baja California, Tijuana||26,990||Volaris|
|9||Sinaloa, Mazatlán||1,335||1||Aéreo Calafia|
|10||Chihuahua, Chihuahua||2,400||4||Aeroméxico Connect|
|11||Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez||1,006||4||Aeroméxico Connect|
|13||Quintana Roo, Cancún||278|
|14||Baja California Sur, Los Cabos||140|
|1||United States, Los Angeles||123,041||1||Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines|
|2||United States, San Francisco||107,452||1||Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America|
|3||United States, Phoenix||99,372||2||US Airways, US Airways Express|
|4||United States, Dallas||93,661||American Airlines, Sun Country Airlines|
|5||United States, Houston||64,227||United Airlines, United Express|
|6||United States, Chicago||63,098||2||Aeroméxico, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines|
|7||Canada, Calgary||62,110||1||Air Canada, Air Transat, Enerjet, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet|
|8||Canada, Vancouver||55,739||1||Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Enerjet, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet|
|9||United States, Denver||52,805||Frontier Airlines, United Airlines|
|10||Canada, Toronto||38,446||Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet|
|11||United States, Minneapolis||32,748||2||Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines|
|12||United States, Seattle||32,718||1||Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines|
|13||Canada, Edmonton||31,647||1||Air Transat, Enerjet, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet|
|14||Canada, Montréal||21,110||4||Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines|
|15||United States, San Diego||20,996||1||Alaska Airlines|
- "Alaska Airlines to Launch Orange County – Mexico Routes from Oct 2015". Airline Route. April 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
- "Itineraries". Travel Impressions. May 2015. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
- "Expanding Nonstop Service". Southwest Airlines. May 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
- "Sun Country Destinations". Sun Country Airlines. July 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
- "Live a TAR experience with these special fares to/from San Luis Potosi (in Spanish)". Transportes Aéreos Regionales. August 2015. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
- "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2015. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport.|
- Puerto Vallarta International Airport
- http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/current/MMPR.html Current weather at MMPR from NOAA
- TripAdvisor page on arrival at PVR, including warning about the Shark Tank.
- Airport information for MMPR at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.