Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico: Passenger traffic up at Mexican airports, down in Jamaica
GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, SAB de CV announced preliminary terminal passenger traffic figures for the month of November 2015 compared to traffic figures for November 2014
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, SAB de CV announced preliminary terminal passenger traffic figures for the month of November 2015 compared to traffic figures for November 2014.
During November 2015, total terminal passengers increased 20.4% in the 12 Mexico-based airports compared to the same period of the previous year; traffic through the Montego Bay airport decreased 0.1% during the same period. Domestic passenger traffic presented an 18.4% increase in the Mexican airports, while international passenger traffic increased 24.42%. Montego Bay contributed 280 thousand passengers to GAP’s network of airports during the month of November, for an accumulated increase of 4.4% since January.
The following items are highlights from traffic results for the month of November:
• Load Factor: During the month of November, GAP registered an 18.8% increase in the number of seats compared to last year. Load factor grew 2.6% to reach 79.3%.
• New Routes: Guadalajara to Oaxaca by TAR, Hermosillo to Phoenix by Volaris, Puerto Vallarta to Denver by Southwest, Los Cabos to Calgary by AirTransat, Tijuana to Mexico City by VivaAerobus and Montego Bay to Houston Hobby by Southwest.
• Bajio Region: Aguascalientes continues to demonstrate significant growth in terms of connection HUBs in both Mexico and the United States. In November, Aeromexico broke the record in terms of passengers transported in the Aguascalientes to Mexico City route, with over 19 thousand passengers. Meanwhile, the Guanajuato airport continues to report solid growth both in the domestic and international markets, with 24.5% and 10.4%, respectively.
• Guadalajara: During the January-November 2015 period, 15 new routes were opened in the airport; reflecting the confidence shown by airlines in the Guadalajara market. This year, the airport will reach a historic record in terms of passengers transported, as result of the 12.4 million seats offered by airlines throughout the year.
• Puerto Vallarta:. The Vallarta to Nayarit destination reached an important consolidation in the North American market. For example, during November, 13 new destinations to Canada were added as well as 16 direct flights to U.S. airports. Finally, the destination has been able to take advantage of the growth potential in domestic tourism, with flights to Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Durango and San Luis Potosi.
• Los Cabos: According to the official figures of the Los Cabos Hotel Association, the number of rooms available has reached 15,000 thousand rooms throughout 56 properties. This offering has significantly contributed to the 59.2% growth during November. The trend is expected to continue over the coming months, with the opening of routes to Edmonton, Toronto and Toluca.
• Tijuana: Tijuana continues to break passenger records, surpassing 120 thousand available seats. November marked a milestone in the history of passenger traffic, becoming the main port of entry from Mexico to Southern California. On the other hand, airlines seek to position themselves prior to the opening of the cross border bridge in December.
• Montego Bay: As of November, growth reached at 4.4%, in line with estimates. During the upcoming winter season, the airport is expected open up to important markets, such as Asia and Australia, due to the new route to Los Angeles by American Airlines.