Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico – In preparation for the upcoming winter season, the terminal building of Puerto Vallarta International Airport is undergoing various improvements. The airport authorities, in collaboration with government officials at all levels, are addressing the surge in passenger traffic.
Cryshtian José Amador Lizardi, the airport’s administrator, reported a 10% increase in passenger numbers compared to last year, as of October. Now entering the winter season, which is the peak period for this popular destination, an additional surge in passenger traffic is already noticeable.
“We are currently handling an average of 17,000 passengers daily at the airport, thanks to close coordination with various authorities present at the facility, including the National Guard, Department of National Defense, Navy, aviation authority, Immigration, and Customs. They all play a vital role in providing essential services for our tourists,” emphasized Amador Lizardi.
He explained that frequent working meetings are being conducted based on solid passenger processing data, ensuring efficient service during the winter season and upcoming holidy periods.
Progress on the New Terminal Building
Amador Lizardi also provided an update on the construction of the new terminal building. “We’re making progress, working day and night. The commitment of the Pacific Airport Group to this investment is evident from the city’s main avenue.”
Currently, the focus is on steel installation, marking the construction phase of the building structure. “We are pushing to finish by 2025 as part of an investment exceeding 7 billion pesos for this five-year period.”
“We have all the required permits according to the relevant jurisdiction, going above and beyond regulatory compliance for the sustainability accreditations we aim to achieve,” he affirmed.