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Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico Passenger Traffic Rises 2.2%

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Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. has released preliminary terminal passenger traffic figures for December 2023.

The total number of terminal passengers at GAP’s 12 Mexican airports saw a 1.3% increase compared to the same period in 2022. Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, and Guadalajara experienced rises in passenger traffic of 4.6%, 2.0%, and 1.2%, respectively, compared to December 2022. Montego Bay saw a significant 13.2% increase in passenger traffic compared to the same period in 2022.

Domestic Terminal Passengers (in thousands)

AirportDec-22Dec-23% ChangeJan – Dec 22Jan – Dec 23% Change
Guadalajara1,105.41,030.4(6.8%)11,155.312,502.912.1%
Tijuana*719.6711.6(1.1%)8,102.98,870.49.5%
Los Cabos248.3252.91.8%2,577.82,965.715.0%
Puerto Vallarta251.0230.7(8.1%)2,654.52,860.17.7%
Montego Bay0.00.1N/A0.00.2N/A
Guanajuato189.9190.90.5%1,828.72,345.628.3%
Hermosillo176.4183.54.0%1,867.22,114.313.2%
Kingston0.00.21020.0%1.41.831.0%
Mexicali134.5147.19.4%1,292.51,596.723.5%
Morelia74.166.6(10.2%)673.2795.818.2%
La Paz91.3105.115.2%1,053.91,102.04.6%
Aguascalientes59.752.9(11.5%)694.8639.7(7.9%)
Los Mochis34.643.826.4%416.6463.811.3%
Manzanillo8.311.842.8%97.9112.815.2%
Total3,093.13,027.4(2.1%)32,416.736,371.712.2%

International Terminal Passengers (in thousands)

AirportDec-22Dec-23% ChangeJan – Dec 22Jan – Dec 23% Change
Guadalajara438.4531.621.3%4,451.35,207.417.0%
Tijuana*431.7395.6(8.4%)4,221.74,324.52.4%
Los Cabos439.1448.22.1%4,441.54,749.96.9%
Puerto Vallarta418.9469.812.1%3,554.23,930.010.6%
Montego Bay437.2495.013.2%4,356.15,211.719.6%
Guanajuato74.383.612.5%774.5875.213.0%
Hermosillo6.77.38.4%78.175.5(3.3%)
Kingston159.8155.8(2.5%)1,560.71,746.311.9%
Mexicali0.50.53.2%6.36.99.6%
Morelia48.749.92.6%499.6588.517.8%
La Paz2.41.1(54.0%)25.813.9(46.2%)
Aguascalientes22.425.714.9%234.5288.322.9%
Los Mochis0.50.749.8%7.46.9(5.6%)
Manzanillo7.710.233.7%67.967.7(0.2%)
Total2,488.12,675.17.5%24,279.727,092.811.6%

Total Terminal Passengers (in thousands)

AirportDec-22Dec-23% ChangeJan – Dec 22Jan – Dec 23% Change
Guadalajara1,543.81,562.01.2%15,606.617,710.213.5%
Tijuana*1,151.41,107.2(3.8%)12,324.613,194.97.1%
Los Cabos687.4701.12.0%7,019.37,715.69.9%
Puerto Vallarta669.9700.54.6%6,208.76,790.19.4%
Montego Bay437.2495.113.2%4,356.15,211.919.6%
Guanajuato264.2274.53.9%2,603.23,220.823.7%
Hermosillo183.2190.74.1%1,945.42,189.912.6%
Kingston159.8155.9(2.4%)1,562.11,748.111.9%
Mexicali135.0147.79.4%1,298.81,603.623.5%
Morelia122.8116.5(5.1%)1,172.71,384.318.0%
La Paz93.6106.213.4%1,079.71,115.83.3%
Aguascalientes82.178.6(4.3%)929.3928.0(0.1%)
Los Mochis35.144.526.7%424.0470.711.0%
Manzanillo15.922.138.4%165.8180.58.9%
Total5,581.35,702.42.2%56,696.463,464.411.9%
*Passengers in Tijuana who use CBX in both directions are classified as international.

CBX users (in thousands):

AirportDec-22Dec-23% ChangeJan – Dec 22Jan – Dec 23% Change
Tijuana428.1391.5(8.5%)4,186.54,288.02.4%

Groupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico Highlights for the Month

Tijuana Airport, source Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico
Tijuana Airport, source GAP
  • Seats and load factors: The seats available during December 2023 decreased by 0.9% compared to December 2022. The load factors for the month went from 78.0% in December 2022 to 80.4% in December 2023.
  • New routes:
    • Guanajuato – Dallas Fort Worth​: Viva Aerobus
    • Guadalajara – Felipe Angeles: Viva Aerobus
    • Guadalajara – Tulum: Viva Aerobus
    • La Paz – Monterrey: Viva Aerobus
    • Puerto Vallarta – Abbotsford: WestJet
    • Puerto Vallarta – Las Vegas: Alaska
    • Puerto Vallarta – Prince George: WestJet
    • Puerto Vallarta – Kitchener-Waterloo: Flair
    • Los Cabos – Montreal: Air Canada
    • Los Cabos – Abbotsford: WestJet
    • Los Cabos – Las Vegas: Alaska
    • Tijuana – Tulum: Viva Aerobus
    • Montego Bay – Londres Gatwick: Norse Atlantic UK
    • Montego Bay – Toronto: Jetlines Canada

About Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. (GAP) operates 12 airports throughout Mexico’s Pacific region. They include the major cities of Guadalajara and Tijuana, the four tourist destinations of Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, La Paz and Manzanillo, and six other mid-sized cities: Hermosillo, Guanajuato, Morelia, Aguascalientes, Mexicali and Los Mochis. In February 2006, GAP’s shares were listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “PAC” and on the Mexican Stock Exchange under “GAP”. In April 2015, GAP acquired 100% of Desarrollo de Concessioner Aeroportuarias, S.L., which owns a majority stake in MBJ Airports Limited, a company operating Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica. GAP entered a concession agreement for the Norman Manley International Airport operation in Kingston, Jamaica, in October 2018 and took control of the operation in October 2019.

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