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 type Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Serves Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit
Location Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Focus city for
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
PVR is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 10,171 3,100 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Total passengers 4,063,300 Increase 13.1%
Ranking in Mexico 7th Decrease
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 3,517,801 passengers in 2015 and 4,063,300 passengers in 2016.[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 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 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 Toronto, Québec City, Montreal, Regina, Calgary and Edmonton. From Montreal and Vancouver Air Transat upgraded to their largest aircraft, the Airbus A330s. Air Canada's subsidiary airline Air Canada Rouge connects Vancouver, Toronto and with the new route Montreal to Puerto Vallarta, with their Airbus A321 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]


Airport's exterior in 2015
Terminal Map
Airport ticket counters.
Gate 1.
Hall A.
Commercial Zone.
Airlines Destinations
Aeromar Guadalajara, Mexico City
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City, Monterrey
Air Canada Vancouver
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Calgary, Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
Air Transat Calgary, Montréal-Trudeau, Vancouver
Seasonal: Edmonton, Kelowna, Québec City, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto-Pearson, Victoria, Winnipeg
Air Transat
operated by Flair Airlines
Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco
Seasonal: Portland (OR), Seattle/Tacoma
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare
Apple Vacations Seasonal Charter: Detroit, Lansing, Milwaukee, St. Louis
Calafia Airlines Cabo San Lucas, Guadalajara
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Los Angeles,Salt Lake city
Seasonal: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle/Tacoma
Delta Connection Salt Lake City
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki (begins November 05, 2017)[2]
Frontier Airlines Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Denver
Interjet León/El Bajío, Mexico City, Toluca/Mexico City
Seasonal: Guadalajara
LOT Polish Airlines Seasonal charter: Warsaw–Chopin
Magnicharters Mexico City, Monterrey
Seasonal: Chihuahua
Southwest Airlines Denver, Houston–Hobby, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego (begins March 10, 2018)[3]
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Sunwing Airlines Edmonton
Seasonal: Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver, Winnipeg
TAR Aerolineas Aguascalientes, Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí
Thomson Airways London-Gatwick, Manchester
United Airlines Chicago-O'Hare, Denver, Houston-Intercontinental, Newark, San Francisco
VivaAerobus Guadalajara, Monterrey, Mexico City
Virgin America San Francisco
Volaris Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana, Toluca/Mexico City
Seasonal: Los Angeles (begins November 17, 2017)[4]
WestJet Calgary, Toronto-Pearson
Seasonal: Abbotsford, Comox, Edmonton, Kelowna, Prince George, Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg


Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Puerto Vallarta International Airport (2016)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 400,899 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Nuevo León, Monterrey 92,785 Steady Magni, TAR, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Baja California, Tijuana 46,209 Increase 2 Volaris
4  Jalisco, Guadalajara 44,766 Decrease 1 Aeroméxico Connect, TAR
5  México (state), Toluca 39,890 Decrease 1 Interjet, Volaris
6  Guanajuato, León 13,258 Steady Interjet, TAR
7  Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes 6,863 Steady TAR
8  San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí 3,789 Increase 4 TAR
9  Durango, Durango 2,418 Increase 2 TAR
10  Chihuahua, Chihuahua 1,768 Decrease 2 Magni
11  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 1,383 Decrease 2 Aéreo Calafia
12  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 745 Increase 1
13  Querétaro, Querétaro 216 Decrease 3 TAR
14  Michoacán, Morelia 92
15  Veracruz, Minatitlán 1
Busiest international routes at Puerto Vallarta Airport (2016)[5]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 135,117 Steady Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
2  United States, San Francisco 125,264 Steady Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America
3  United States, Houston
* George Bush Intercontinental Airport
* William P. Hobby Airport
118,173 Increase 1 Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, United Express
4  United States, Dallas 115,637 Decrease 1 American Airlines, Sun Country Airlines
5  United States, Denver 87,996 Increase 3 Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
6  Canada, Calgary 79,280 Steady Air Canada, Air Transat, Enerjet, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
7  United States, Chicago 71,417 Steady Aeroméxico, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines
8  United States, Phoenix 69,580 Decrease 3 American Airlines, American Eagle
9  United States, Orange County 61,648 Increase 6 Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines
10  Canada, Vancouver 60,787 Decrease 1 Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Enerjet, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
11  Canada, Toronto 50,825 Decrease 1 Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
12  United States, Atlanta 39,716 Steady Delta Air Lines
13  United States, Minneapolis 39,243 Steady Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines
14  United States, Seattle 35,523 Decrease 3 Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
15  Canada, Edmonton 30,880 Decrease 1 Air Transat, Enerjet, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "GAP announces terminal passenger traffic figures for the month of December 2015". GAP. 
  2. ^ "Finnair adds Havana, Goa, Puerto Vallarta and Puerto Plata for winter 2017, increases frequencies to Bangkok, Delhi, Hong Kong and Singapore". Finnair. January 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Southwest adds nonstops to Puerto Vallarta, El Paso, Newark" (Web). The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Puerto Vallarta and Los Angeles will expand connections, inaugurate flight in November" (in Spanish). Generación Online. August 2017. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Air carrier operational statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2017. Archived from the original on 16 October 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 

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