Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – The Puerto Vallarta International Airport has achieved the best passenger traffic in its history this year, closing the month of November with 5.5 million passengers, and it is anticipated that 2022 will end with more than 6 million passenger arrivals.
During last week’s Puerto Vallarta International Airport Advisory Committee meeting, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico presented the traffic figures through November 2022, among which stood out a 22 percent increase in passengers compared to the same period of 2019.
The PVR airport also saw an 11 percent increase in operations and 36 percent in the offer of seats. Currently the air terminal serves 49 destinations; 12 national and 37 international, with flights operated by 23 airlines, 7 national and 16 international.
In addition to this, the investments made in the Master Development Plan (PMD) 2020-2024 were presented, where the most outstanding project is Terminal 2, the first airport building in Latin America that has Net Zero certification standards and in which 7 billion pesos are invested.
Some other improvements that are being made at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport are the implementation of new machinery for checking checked baggage, the remodeling of restrooms, the expansion of the commercial platform, as well as the upcoming construction of facilities for the Ministry of National Defense.
The airport director, Cryshtian José Amador Lizardi, highlighted the recovery at the aerodrome, which already shows growth compared to 2019: “The airport has great national and international connectivity. In the last months of 2022, Puerto Vallarta will offer an average of 595 weekly departures, standing out for an important evolution of routes. This, coupled with the growth of 44% in national passengers, consolidates the tourism leadership of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit,” he pointed out.
Finally, GAP BLUE was presented, an initiative of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico that stands out for positioning all its airports as international pioneers in terms of inclusion, with a permanent assistance program for people with disabilities, through which it seeks to improve the travel experience and provide specialized attention to passengers who need a little extra help.
Source: Contra Línea