Grupo reports passenger traffic up YoY

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (NYSE: PAC) said that in September 2015, its total number of passengers increased compared to September 2014.

Grupo´s 12 Mexico-based airports experienced a 22.5 percent increase, with a 9.0 percent increase in its Montego Bay, Jamaica airport traffic.

The company said that increased frequency of flights to destinations such as Mexico City and Tijuana has affected the domestic market. The international operation has also grown as a result of new routes such as Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Guatemala, New York and San Jose, Costa Rica.

Other highlights, according to Grupo, include Puerto Vallarta with 24.2 percent increase, Los Cabos with regular flights to 23 unique destinations, 6 domestic and 17 international flights. Tijuana with 26.5 percent had the highest increase registered at this airport in the last 8 years. The number of seats available rose 23.4 percent due to 17 thousand new seats from Interjet and 68 thousand from Volaris.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico operates 12 airports throughout Mexico´s Pacific region, including Guadalajara and Tijuana, 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.