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Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico reports passenger traffic increase of 16.4 percent

Feb 06, 2016

GUADALAJARA, Jalisco, Mexico - Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, SAB de CV announced preliminary terminal passenger traffic figures in the 13 airports of the Company for the month of January 2016, compared to traffic figures for January 2015.

During January 2016, total terminal passengers increased 16.4% in the 13 airports, compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic presented a 20.5% increase, while international passenger traffic increased 11.9%.

The following items are highlights from traffic results for the month of January:

• Guadalajara: This airport registered an increase of 126 thousand seats offered, 12.6% higher compared to the prior year. The main growth drivers in the domestic market were Volaris and VivaAerobus, with 51 thousand and 36 thousand additional seats offered, respectively. As a result of the 43 thousand additional seats offered in January, the international market continues to show double digit growth rates.

• Puerto Vallarta: This airport has posted traffic growth for 37 consecutive months. Notably, Aeromexico added 9 thousand seats on routes departing from Mexico City, allowing for better connecting options to Puerto Vallarta. In the international market, Southwest was the main driver of passenger traffic; during January its daily routes to Houston, Denver, and Orange County added 28 thousand seats.

• Los Cabos: Although the number of seats increased 15.7%, passenger traffic rose 21.2%. Occupancy grew 3.6% during January, mainly driven by a recovery in the number of hotel rooms. Delta and Southwest were the airlines with the highest increases in seats offered during January, with 12 thousand and 11 thousand seats, respectively.

• Tijuana: The number of seats offered rose 32.0%, compared to January 2015. Volaris has become the main operator at this airport as a result of its 30 direct destinations, followed by Aeromexico, with 8 destinations, and Interjet, with 5 destinations. In addition, the Cross Border Xpress registered 78,002 users flowing in both directions, which represents a 15.5% share of total passengers.

• Montego Bay: Passenger traffic increased 5.5% during January. This airport has benefitted from an improvement in occupancy, driven by Southwest, Spirit and Jetblue continuing to grow their market share. Similarly, European charter flights have significantly benefitted the airport, given the 10.0% increase in passengers during January.

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico reports passenger traffic increase of 16.4 percent

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