Grupo Aeroportuario del PacÃfico, S.A.B. de C.V., (NYSE: PAC; BMV: GAP) said that December 2015 total terminal passengers increased 18.5 percent in 12 Mexican airports and 3.9 percent in the Montego Bay airport, compared to the same period of the previous year.
Domestic passenger traffic presented a 19.5 percent increase in the Mexican airports, while international passenger traffic increased 16.6 percent.
Montego Bay contributed 347 thousand passengers to GAP´s network of airports during the month of December, for an annual accumulated increase of 4.4 percent.
The following items are highlights from traffic results for the month of December:
Load Factor: During December GAP registered a 17.6 percent increase in the number of seats compared to last year. Load factor in 2015 grew 2.4 percentage points to reach 79.4 percent.
New Routes: Guadalajara to Tijuana by VivaAerobus; Guadalajara – Mazatlan – Los Mochis – Hermosillo by Aeromar; Puerto Vallarta to Detroit by IcelandAir; Los Cabos to Toronto by Westjet.
Bajio Region: Both the Aguascalientes and Guanajuato airports registered their best years to date in terms of passenger traffic. The important growth of the automotive industry in the region drove an increase in business travel, particularly to Mexico City and Los Angeles, which serve as connection hubs to the rest of the country and Asia.
Guadalajara: During December, this airport registered an increase of 115,000 seats offered, compared to the prior year. Volaris has become the main operator in Guadalajara as a result of its 18 domestic and 22 international destinations served directly from that airport. This is the first time in the history of Guadalajara that this airport surpassed the 9.7 million passengers transported, consolidating its position as the third most important airport in Mexico.
Grupo Aeroportuario del PacÃfico operates 12 airports throughout Mexico´s Pacific region, including 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.