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
Summary
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
Websiteaeropuertosgap.com.mx
Map
PVR is located in Mexico
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Location of airport in Mexico
PVR is located in Jalisco
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PVR (Jalisco)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 10,171 3,100 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Total passengers4,931,026
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.[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]

Passenger[edit]

Airport's exterior in 2015
Waiting hall interior
Check-in hall
Commercial Zone.
AirlinesDestinations
AeromarGuadalajara, Mexico City
AeroméxicoMexico City
Aeroméxico ConnectMexico City
Air CanadaVancouver
Seasonal: Calgary, Montréal–Trudeau (suspended)[3]
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Toronto–Pearson
Air TransatCalgary, Edmonton, Montréal–Trudeau, Vancouver
Seasonal: Québec City, Toronto–Pearson, Victoria, Winnipeg
Alaska AirlinesLos Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA)
Seasonal: Portland (OR), Seattle/Tacoma
American AirlinesDallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare
American EagleLos Angeles
Calafia AirlinesCabo San Lucas, Guadalajara
Copa AirlinesPanama City
Delta Air LinesAtlanta, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle/Tacoma
FinnairSeasonal: Helsinki
Frontier AirlinesSeasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Denver
InterjetMexico City, Toluca/Mexico City (suspended)[4]
Seasonal: Guadalajara, León/El Bajío
MagnichartersMexico City, Monterrey
Seasonal: Chihuahua, Nuevo Laredo
Southwest AirlinesDenver, Houston–Hobby, Phoenix-Sky Harbor (begins October 8, 2020)[5]
Seasonal: Oakland
Sun Country AirlinesSeasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth ,[6] Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Sunwing AirlinesEdmonton
Seasonal: Calgary, Montréal–Trudeau, Ottawa, Québec City, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver, Winnipeg
SwoopEdmonton
Seasonal: Abbotsford, Hamilton (ON), Winnipeg
TAR AerolineasAguascalientes, 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
VivaAerobusGuadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puebla
Seasonal: Tijuana
VolarisAguascalientes (suspended),[7] Chihuahua (suspended),[7] Hermosillo (suspended),[7] León/El Bajío (suspended),[7] Mexico City, Monterrey (suspended),[7] Phoenix–Sky Harbor (suspended),[7] Querétaro (suspended),[7] Tijuana
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare
WestJetCalgary, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver
Seasonal: Comox, Edmonton, Kelowna, Prince George, Regina, Saskatoon, Victoria, Winnipeg
Terminal Map

Busiest Routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Puerto Vallarta International Airport (2019)[8]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Mexico City, Mexico City 550,955 Steady Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Nuevo León, Monterrey 130,426 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Baja California, Tijuana 78,321 Steady VivaAerobus, Volaris
4  Jalisco, Guadalajara 62,204 Steady Aeromar, Calafia Airlines, Interjet, TAR, VivaAerobus
5  Guanajuato, León 35,695 Increase 2 Interjet, Volaris
6  México (state), Toluca 31,003 Decrease 1 Interjet
7  Puebla, Puebla 14,003 Increase 1 VivaAerobus
8  Querétaro, Querétaro 11,872 Increase 3 TAR, Volaris
9  Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes 10,242 Decrease 3 TAR
10  Chihuahua, Chihuahua 5,652 Decrease 1 Magni
11  San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí 3,488 Decrease 1 TAR
12  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 1,385 Steady
13  Baja California Sur, Los Cabos 916
14  Baja California Sur, La Paz 357 Increase 8
15  Baja California Sur Loreto 180
View of the tarmac
Busiest international routes at Puerto Vallarta International Airport (2019)[8]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 202,066 Steady Alaska Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines
2  United States, Dallas 140,823 Steady American Airlines, Sun Country Airlines
3  United States, Houston[Note 1] 120,720 Steady Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, United Express
4  United States, San Francisco 111,202 Steady Alaska Airlines, United Airlines
5  Canada, Calgary 107,135 Steady Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
6  Canada, Vancouver 89,084 Increase 1 Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
7  United States, Phoenix 79,171 Decrease 1 American Airlines, Volaris
8  United States, Denver 77,745 Decrease 2 Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
9  United States, Chicago 73,036 Steady American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, Volaris
10  Canada, Toronto 70,557 Steady Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
11  United States, Seattle 44,089 Increase 2 Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
12  United States, Atlanta 42,486 Increase 1 Delta Air Lines
13  Canada, Montréal 40,171 Increase 4 Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines
14  United States, Minneapolis 37,514 Decrease 2 Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines
15  Canada, Edmonton 36,659 Steady Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, Swoop WestJet

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GAP Traffic Report". Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  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. ^ "Air Canada / Air Canada rouge W19 Sun Destinations service changes as of 16JUL19". RoutesOnline. 16 July 2019. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Interjet limits its operation to 6 destinations". EnElAire (in Spanish). May 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Southwest announces new international flights from Phoenix to Mexico". AZCentral. March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Sun Country will fly from Dallas to Puerto Vallarta and San José del Cabo" (in Spanish). Transponder 1200. November 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "With Volaris, Fly Sure to more destinations". Volaris. July 2020. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2020. Retrieved 9 March 2020.

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